Stephen Morris has enjoyed a distinguished career as the accomplished drummer for Joy Division and New Order. Part memoir, part scrapbook and part aural history, Record Play Pause perfectly captures Stephen’s wry and witty voice as he weaves a dual narrative of growing up in the North West during the 1970s with deep insight into music, especially the evolution of Joy Division.
Stephen Morris’s innate sense of rhythm and verve pulses through Record Play Pause. From recollections of growing up in the North West to the founding of New Order, Morris never strays far from the music. By turns profound and wry, this book subverts the mythology and allows us to understand music’s power to define who we are and what we become.