Part of the lore of the great Factory Records lies in the amazing recor art and packaging by Peter Saville. So it’s little surprise that a deluxe edition of Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook’s memoir, The Haçienda: How Not To Run A Club, is being released with the collect, the serious collector, and the obsessive collector. …MORE
You have to hand it to Converse, they succeed in the viral content game where much larger brands fall flat. This custom collaboration between Joe and Alexis from Hot Chip, UK producer duo Hot City and dance-pop legend Bernard Sumner of New Order wins because it’s done for the latter what he hasn’t been able to do on his own for a decade—create a great New Order sounding track. …MORE
Freebase, the indie rock supergroup consisting of iconic bass players Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Andy Rourke (The Smiths) and Mani (Stone Roses) have called it quits mere weeks before their five-years-in-the-making debut album hits the stores. In a far from amicable split, Mani took to Twitter to air his grievances (or at least talk some trash).
“Three things visible from space, Great Wall Of China, Peter Hook’s wallet stuffed with Ian Curtis’ blood money, Man City’s empty trophy cabinet!”
“I’ve actually got an ongoing career, so I don’t feel the need to exploit my past glories. I exist in the here and the now.”
“It’s where it belongs mate… in the fucking bargain bin before it’s even released,” he wrote. “You live and learn.”
A more affable response has come from Peter …
We’ve written here before that the greatest music video of all time might just be New Order’s “Confusion.” The clip was shot as the band club-hops though New York’s infamous early’80s venues, including The Paradise Garage and The Funhouse. Apparently the UK four-some did more than party at these legendary clubs, as this ancient bootleg of an actual gig at the Paradise Garage confirms.