Last week, legendary bassist PETER HOOK dropped by the WFNX studio in Boston on February 7 to discuss his new book, "Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division," a few hours before his appearance at Brookline Booksmith. Naturally, having interviewed Hooky several times in the past, our conversation quickly shifted to his ongoing feud with New Order (figured we'd get it out of the way right at the top), as well the legacy of Ian Curtis, his former bands' enduring stature in music, and Joy Division's iconic 1979 debut record, Unknown Pleasures.
Hooky did not hold back in his hour-long session with me, and as usual, he was quite open and affable.
Here's the audio of our conversation, with the songs edited out. The complete playlist is posted after the embed jump, but note, we only got through about seven of the songs before our time was up, so we just let the rest of the planned playlist run uninterrupted.
JOY DIVISION “Transmission” NEW ORDER “Age of Consent” JOY DIVISION "She's Lost Control" SUPER WHITE ASSASSIN “Out In The Snow” NEW ORDER “Leave Me Alone” THE LIGHT “Disorder (Live At Goodwill)” JOY DIVISION “Atmosphere” THE LIGHT “New Dawn Fades” THE LIGHT Pictures in my Mind” SUPER WHITE ASSASSIN VS FREEBASS “Stalingrad” JOY DIVISION “Love Will Tear Us Apart” BUZZCOCKS “Ever Fallen In Love?” SECTION 25 “Colour Movement Sex & Violence (Graeme Park Remix)” NEW ORDER “Regret” UNDERWORLD “Born Slippy”