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Hooky on Joy Division covers

By | Published on Thursday 26 February 2009

Former New Order, Revenge, Monaco, Ad Infinitum and current Freebass bassist Peter Hook has been discussing covers of songs by another of his former bands, Joy Division.

Hook told Filter: “The great thing about age is you end up taking your life in stride, so that has gotten easier. You learn not be too precious about it. Because of Ian’s death I was more protective of Joy Division songs than with New Order”.

“I was on a flight once and there was a French cover version of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, and it was great. It’s something I have gotten used to. A friend sent me a house remix of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, that was just fantastic. It’s when you get something that’s so odd that works when it’s great, but then there is as ugly side of it: cover versions that don’t work”.