Inside Joy Division, interview with Peter Hook


Interview with Peter Hook:

interview removed per request

(Peter Hook is introduced and the interview begins at the 10:35 mark after the introduction and video (audio only, not shown))

The interview is approximately 80 minutes long, after the 10 minute introduction, and is very entertaining and kept me fully engaged the entire time. He talks a lot about all aspects of Joy Division from recording, writing, bass playing, Ian’s death, modern day perception, and gets plenty of relatively good natured jabs in at New Order and Bernard Sumner.


Inside Joy Division
With David Pescovitz, Co-Editor of Boing Boing

Godfathers of alternative rock, Joy Division, reinvented music in the post-punk era, creating a dark, hypnotic and intense sound that influenced such bands as U2, Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead. Founding member Peter Hook’s propulsive bass guitar melodies came to define an era and inspire a generation. After iconic lead singer Ian Curtis’s suicide, the remaining members went on to form New Order, creators of synth-pop and one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s. Peter Hook’s new book, Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, tells the band’s definitive, long-awaited story.

“Hook evokes the spirit of the age with a bluff authenticity that no outsider could hope to emulate… explaining the creation of his band’s remarkable music with all the passion and insight it deserves.”
– Keith Cameron, MOJO

“With Joy Division, you felt from this singer, beauty was truth and truth was beauty, and theirs was a search for both.”
– Bono

Recorded on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at the San Francisco JCC.

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