[Publisher: Unknown]. Later Edition. Octavo. (30 cm.) Unpaginated. (160 pp.) Machine Staple Bound. Heavy cardstock paper boards. Glossy photo-pictorial front paper board reproduces images of band members, plain white rear paper board. Front board titles in orange and black with orange framing border device. Fine. Item #40
"Somewhat limited and fairly samey...See Them" - Music Critic, 1978
With legendary "Joy Division" frontman, Ian Curtis, it was hard beats and gloomy lyrics about hard times and bad compulsions. After his death, surviving band members, now named, "New Order", transformed themselves into electronic light. There have been very few moments in popular music history where a band evolved so brilliantly from the ashes as "Joy Division" evolved into "New Order". A deep examination of these band(s) as they rise up from the ranks of the Manchester music scene in the 1970s first as the dark and smoldering, "Joy Division" to eventually filling stadiums as the music Archangel, "New Order". Hundreds of articles are photocopied from many sources (magazines, hand-typed, mimeographed), images (photos, snapshots), reviews and interviews, gigs, lyrics and album covers are put together and reproduced in this exhaustive "bibliography scrapbook" of these widly influential performers. The publishing history of "History" is shrouded in a bit of mystery with several editions being published since the mid 1980s but without author or publishing information. This is believed to be a 5th edition, circa 1984.