Peter Hook presents Hacienda Acid House Classics.

Words by: Lisa Loco
Posted: 7/10/09 17:20

Peter HookThe Haçienda must be built... went the motto, and so it was... on Whitworth Street West, in Madchester, England. Founded/funded by the late Tony Wilson and those civic-minded folk at Factory Records, together with the band New Order, FAC 51 The Haçienda stood tall as a testament to incendiary ideas, iconic design, good times and bad business acumen. Like a temple for unbridled artistic expression, lost monies, minds and, of course, the advancement of acid house, The Haç grew legs and ran amok from its birth in 1982 until its downfall in 1997.

12 years down the line and Joy Division/New Order guitar hero turned club co-owner, DJ and writer Peter Hook returns to the fray to share his side of the story, and some toonage. Hooky is currently celebrating the unique legend that is The Haçienda through his literary debut The Haçienda: How Not To Run A Club.

This memoir from the inside arrives with the release on New State Music of his Haçienda Acid House Classics compilation. A double disc compiled and mixed so that you can check out his personal choice of top acid choons from The Haç era while reading his often-comedic club commentary.

Therefore the album is crammed to the max with tracks from such artists as A Guy Called Gerald, Phuture, Frankie Knuckles/Jamie Principle and New Order. Plus, the CDs also feature a couple of unreleased productions from Hooky and his studio partner Phil Murphy under their Man Ray alias.

Says Hooky: 'I chose the tracks myself and quite simply, I listened to about 300 acid tracks from the period 1984 to 1996, which is no mean feat sober I can tell you!
'I picked out what I thought were the best ones and then spent two weeks putting them together and I must admit I think the album's great even if I do say so myself!

To mark the release of his book and this compilation, Mr Hook has undertaken a UK tour. And after he's finished there he will be heading over to ADE for a prime time Q&A slot on the afternoon of Saturday 24th October.

Hacienda Acid House Classics
Haçienda Acid House Classics

01 Man Ray - ‘Ways Of Making Music'
02 A Guy Called Gerald - ‘Voodoo Ray' (HAC09 Manray Edit)
03 Hardfloor - ‘Acperience 1'
04 Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle - ‘Baby Wants To Ride'
05 Bassheads - ‘Is There Anybody Out There?'
06 Fast Eddie - ‘Acid Thunder' (Fast Eddie Mix)
07 Mr Fingers - ‘Washing Machine'
08 Phuture - ‘Rise From Your Grave' (Wake Da Fuck Up Mix)
09 Charles B & Adonis - ‘Lack of Love'
10 Maurice - ‘This Is Acid' (Dovsa CD)
11 Josh Wink - ‘Higher State of Consciousness' (Tweakin Acid Funk Mix)
12 Ralphi Rosario - ‘An Instrumental Need'
13 Mr Lee - ‘Pump Up London'

01 Man Ray - ‘We're On It'
02 Sleezy D- ‘I've Lost Control'
03 Phuture - ‘Acid Tracks' (Afro Acid Mix)
04 The Party Boy aka Bam Bam - ‘The Twilight Zone'
05 New Order - ‘True Dub'
06 Rhythmatic - ‘Take Me Back'
07 Victor Romeo - ‘Acid Raid'
08 Last Rhythm - ‘Last Rhythm'
09 Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks - ‘Two The Max'
10 Reese & Santonio - ‘Rock To The Beat'
11 Neal Howard - ‘Indulge'
12 Phortune - ‘Jiggerwatts'
13 Ecstasy Club - ‘Jesus Loves The Acid'

For further details about his project keep your eyes peeled for the new FAC 51 The Haçienda website, which should be in full effect by this November |  | |


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