The Sound Of JOY DIVISION Orchestrated

6 August 2022

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PETER HOOK (former bassist of legendary post-punk band Joy Division)
in collaboration with symphonic orchestra Manchester Orchestra played
a surprising show at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London billed as
The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated.

The spectacle returns now for two concerts,
one in Manchester and one in London again.

“With its first edition at the Royal Albert Hall, The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated accommodated the need to reminisce about the dark romanticism of the band’s
music and the intensity of their live shows. The event celebrated the 40th anniversary
of Joy Division’s debut album Unknown Pleasures. “


(Peter Hook – pic by Turn Up The Volume)

Peter Hook: “It takes Joy Division’s music to a whole different place,
emotionally and aurally. It is difficult to transcribe but I love the challenge,
and it brings a freshness to the whole concept.”

Trailer/interview for the 2021 orchestrated edition in London.

Happy B. HOOKY!

13 February 2021


(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

If there’s one bass player you always recognize when he pulls his strings it’s PETER HOOK also known as HOOKY. The man who created a sound that was fundamental and essential for Joy Division as well as for New Order. The man who plays his beloved instrument as if it has six strings instead of four. Hooky‘s resonance is unique and ageless as he still proves, for years now, with his band The Light, on stages around the globe.

Today is his 65th birthday! Happy B. Hooky!

Let’s celebrate with these four standouts…

– LOVE WILL TEAR US APART –
(Joy Division classic)

– ATMOSPHERE –
(Joy Division classic – with awesome soul voice Rowetta)

TEMPTATION –
(New Order)

– ARIES –
(A superb song by Gorillaz with Hooky here on vocals instead of
Damon Albarn. It’s on their new Song Machine album)

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT: Facebook

GORILLAZ Ft. PETER HOOK & GEORGIA Share New Track Via SONG MACHINE

New sonic impulses

9 April 2020

Last January GORILLAZ stared a new project called Song Machine releasing new
songs and videos. So far two tracks were unleashed. Désolé featuring Ivory Coast
born singer Fatoumata Diawara and Momentary Bliss with slowthai  & Slaves

And here’s song number 3 from season 1. ARIES with the collaboration of Peter
Hook
(Joy Division/NO) and songstress Georgia . An upbeat dance tune sounding
like if Damon Albarn fronts New Order, thanks to the familiar, but still tremendous
bass lines by Hooky.

Here’s the vibe…

Also on Spotify

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GORILLAZ: Facebook

‘What Do You Want From Me?’ – MONACO (1997)

Top singles from the past…

5 April 2020

mona

Band: Monaco – 
WhoPeter Hook (Joy Division and
New Order bassist) and David Potts 
Single: What Do Want From Me? 
B-sides:  Bicycle Thief on 7″ and Ultra,
What Do You Want from Me?  
(instrumental)
and Bicycle Thief on CD
Score: The single peaked at #11 in the UK
and was a moderate hit in Canada and the US

Album: Music For Pleasure – the duo’s debut LP

Here we go…

PETER HOOK: Facebook