Peter Hook, a founding member of New Order and seminal gloom pop band Joy Division, has finally released a book based on his days as a co-owner of Manchester’s most famous club: FAC 51 The Hacienda.
Hook tells the true story of the music, the madness and the meltdown that accompanied the rise and fall of FAC 51 in his account The Hacienda – How Not To Run A Club. For those too young to remember, The Hacienda was a superclub that opened in 1982, and was credited as being the base for the acid, rave and Madchester scene. It closed its doors in 1997 but resurfaced in Michael Winterbottom’s 2002 film 24 Hour Party People.
Peter Hook has also compiled and mixed a double CD The Hacienda – Acid House Classics, which includes classic acid tracks from artists such as A Guy Called Gerald, Fast Eddie, Phuture, Adonis, and New Order.
Peter Hook will also be answering questions submitted to FAC 51 The Hacienda Acid House Classics’ Facebook page. The best two questions will win a signed copy of the album and book.
The Hacienda – How Not To Run A Club (Simon and Schuster) and the double CD The Hacienda – Acid House Classics (New State) are both released on October 5, 2009.