Tag: Joy Division

Peter Hook & The Light: Unknown Pleasures Tour 2012: Live In Leeds (Westworld)

Though it was a controversial move, Peter Hook & The Light’s decision to set out on tour performing the music of Joy Division was a good one. This live document from 2012 is a scorching tribute to his fallen band.

Action Time Vision: A Story of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979 (Cherry Red)

Everett True has some thoughts on the realities about the first wave of British punk, courtesy of the latest Cherry Red box set, Action Time Vision.

52 Books/52 Weeks: Chapter And Verse: New Order, Joy Division, And Me (Thomas Dunne Books)

Unlike former bandmate Peter Hook’s autobiographies, New Order frontman Bernard Sumner’s autobiography is terse, vague, and not particularly revelatory or insightful; it feels like a half-hearted retort to Hook’s book, a year before Substance appeared, creating for a dull read from someone capable of writing a much, much better book.

Substance: Inside New Order (Dey Street Books)

Peter Hook’s long-awaited final entry into his trilogy about his career is a hefty tome that is at times funny, angry, sad, and frustrating, but Substance is, ultimately, a love letter to the band that, for better or worse, made him the man he is.