Is Peter Hook the New Order?


This is a tough one folks.  If it sounds too good to be true, is it?  I love New Order’s Low-Life.  It is one of my all time favorites.   I have figured out in my later years that a lot of the music I love features great bass lines.  All the years I spent singing into the mirror or playing air-lead guitar, it was a facade.  What really drew me in was the bass.  And Peter Hook may be the best of the bass.  Is he New Order though? Can he pull that off on his own? Why is he putting tickets on sale in March when the show isn’t until November. Is he trying to rip us off now too. Oh man, this guy is causing me to question everything.

I try not to be so superficial on looks.  In fact that is one of the great things about listening to music is that the visual happens between the ears instead of between the eyes.  The look of the New Order in 2014 is not what I want to see visually, I know, I am terrible.  Have you seen Bernard lately? On video and in the live concert setting this plays an important part.  I feel terrible about this judgement but it is real and I am only human, made of faults. Here is one.

Vocals are important though.  Do you see how perplexed I am on this.  What are your thoughts.  Do you go to see Peter Hook and the Light deliver those incredible bass lines but with new vocals or do you just put the album on, secure headphones, and put on the do not disturb?

Peter Hook & The Light are to perform New Order’s third and fourth albums, “Low-Life” and “Brotherhood for the first time in the United States and Canada across the first three weeks of November 2014, stopping at Metro on November 14. Tickets for this show go on sale today, March 7 at noon at the Metro Box Office and and

Friday, November 14:
Performing New Order’s Low-Life and Brotherhood
Plus an opening set of Joy Division Material
BUY $21 adv – $23 day of/ 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM


About Spool Going Round

If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage and interviewed Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more:
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