Happy Birthday, Peter Hook. You are a treasure in the world of pop music. Your ability to create the “lift” of most New Order songs is not something that should be taken lightly. “1963” is a perfect example of a New Order song that would just sit there, listless, without your gorgeous melody. Your contemporaries liberally borrowed from your unique sound, which was just as important an introduction into pop music as drum machines and synths themselves. We’re hoping the differences that New Order has had its entire life can find a way mend once again. It would be great to have you on the next, supposed, New Order album and tour.
I just heard this on a Lenscrafters commercial. I had to put on the record just to double triple check that it was actually the Hunx and his Punx version. The comments section on youtube […]
While I was feeling sorry for myself on Valentine’s Day, Light Asylum released the dark, dramatic, and drop dead gorgeous new version of “Shallow Tears.” […]