Tag: New Order
Taken from Surrender: Twentieth Anniversary Edition, out now on Virgin Records.
Taken from the Mute Records release, Good Together.
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.
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.
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.