Joy Division : Peter Hook


Peter was Joy Division's bass player.

Peter Hook
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Peter Hook
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Peter Hook
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He was born on 13th February 1956, and grew up in Salford. He worked in Manchester and along with Bernard decided to play in a band in 1976.

His bass playing is quite unique : the bass is omnipresent in Joy Division's music, it has more or less the role of a lead guitar, and the way Hooky plays it is absolutely stunning. He almost holds the bass at knees level and seems to fight with it while moving all around.

After Joy Division, Hooky continued as New Order bass player. Later, he also worked as a record producer and formed Revenge, Monaco, Freebass and more recently The Light who play Joy Division's music as well as New Order's. He has done DJ sets too.

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Update 2014-10-25    Copyright Michel ENKIRI