Peter Hook

On the heels of the success of his recent Joy Division memoir, bassist Peter Hook’s first book — 2009’s ‘The Haçienda: How Not To Run a Club” — was just published in the U.S. for the first time this week, and we’ve got copies of the brand-new paperback to award to two very lucky, U.S.-based Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

The 368-page memoir, published by It Books, finds Hook recounting the story of New Order’s infamous Manchester club, where acts including The Stone Roses, Bauhaus, Grandmaster Flash, The Smiths, Run DMC and Happy Mondays all took the stage, and where rock and dance met as the Madchester scene was born in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

In the book’s publicity materials, Hook says: “We once worked out that, from the time it opened in 1982 to when it closed in 1997, each punter through the door cost us £10. We wasted that much through bad management and sheer stupidity. As far as we were concerned it was history we were making, not money.”

TO ENTER: In the comments section below, please name your absolute favorite Peter Hook bassline — Joy Division, New Order, anything . If you’re using the Slicing Up Eyeballs app, please email your entry to with the subject line “I’d love to know how not to run a club.”

RULES: Contest is open only to U.S. residents. Sorry, publisher’s rules. We’ll take entries until 5 p.m. EDT Friday, May 2. After that point, we’ll select two winners at random and contact them via their provided e-mail addresses. One entry per person.

UPDATE: OK, contest is now closed. Thank you all for entering and sharing your favorite basslines. The two winners have been emailed.




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