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Peter Hook & The Light

#2 Peter Hook Credit Mark McNulty
Courtesy: Mark McNulty
HOOKY PLAYS THE HITS: Peter Hook revisits Joy Division forty-plus years later.
Tuesday August 16, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $30.00 - $79.00
CL Critic Matthew Warhol Recommends: When I tell people of a certain age or musical affluence I once interviewed Peter Hook, bassist for seminal bands Joy Division and New Order, they tend to get excited. See, Hooky—his longtime nickname—isn’t just the bass player in two legendary bands. In many ways, he approached the instrument from an entirely new angel, bringing from the background and into the primary melody of the song. Of this he told me, “I was very lucky to have the skill to be able to come up with lead, melodic lines. Which is very unusual for a bass player.” After his split with New Order, Hooky began performing the songs from his two bands under the name Peter Hook & The Light. On this particular tour, the band will play both of Joy Division’s albums front-to-back, delving back into the band that ended far too soon. “We were young. We didn’t know what we were doing. We didn’t get the gravity of what we were creating. And that has enabled it to last. So I mean really, the only thing that lasts mate is good music.”— MW

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