Friday, August 3, 2018
"The Beach" by Peter Hook & The Light
Peter Hook was always the most interesting member of New Order, what with his "low-slung, legs akimbo, bass manipulation". I've read all his books, which were very entertaining, but I didn't know until recently that he and his band The Light had released live versions of all the old Joy Division and New Order tracks. They're all quite good, musically, even if some the vocals here and there are far from perfect at times - although Barney was probably more of a shit live singer than Hooky. "The Beach", of course, is the instrumental B-side to "Blue Monday", and only has an electronically processed voice, so no worries here. I'm kind of amazed they covered this!
This is in my Spotify playlist 2018 Picks by DJ Rushton.