It’s Joy Division to New Order all over again

Although I loved the music of Joy Division and its successor New Order back in the last millennium and knew the basic history of the bands, I never really understood the formative influence bass player Peter Hook had on them both — until Saturday night’s show at the Warfield in San Francisco.

Not only do I now recognize the pioneering upper-registry bass hooks as Peter Hook’s signature, I also thoroughly enjoyed the show by its own right. Ian Curtis, Joy Division, New Order — Peter Hook — are alive and well and currently touring in the form of Peter Hook & The Light — as relevant and sustainingly listenable today as they were forty years ago when Joy Division first formed (holy s$%t!).

So that they wouldn’t disappear into the ether, I collected a bunch of my silly Instagram/Twitter fun-sized clips below. Thanks for the show, Victor and Laura and thanks for visiting, Peter Hook!

Setlist via Peter Hook

Ceremony — New Order

Everything’s Gone Green — New Order

Temptation — New Order

Temptation — New Order

Blue Monday — New Order

Thieves Like Us — New Order

Thieves Like Us — New Order

The Perfect Kiss — New Order

The Perfect Kiss — New Order

Bizarre Love Triangle — New Order

 

These Days — Joy Division

Shadowplay — Joy Division

Digital — Joy Division

Autosuggestion — Joy Division

She’s Lost Control — Joy Division

Love Will Tear Us Apart — Joy Division

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