Back in the early 80s, New Order thought it would be a good idea to construct a state-of-the-art dance club for all their friends in Manchester. While it did become an epicentre for so much music for many years, the thing was an absolute financial disaster, sucking up any profits New Order made. In fact, it’s impossible to overstate how much of a boondoggle the Hacienda was. After all, New Order’s Peter Hook wrote a book about how NOT to run a club.
Now there’s a long-overdue documentary about the Hacienda. Produced by the BBC, it’s worth the 57 minute running time.