“Sounds Of A City is fascinating because it subverts the normal rock doc”
Colleen Murphy, founder of the world’s number one album listening event, Classic Album Sundays, will present her third ‘Sounds of a City’ BBC 6Music show on Sunday 12th July focusing on the city of Manchester and the album ‘Power Corruption and Lies’ by New Order.
The show will include an interview with Peter Hook himself alongside Peter Saville, Tim Burgess, Graham Massey from 808 State, John Robb from the Membranes and Martin Moscrop from A Certain Ratio. Like the previous episodes, the show will tie in the album to the city from which it sprang, Manchester, and will also look at The Hacienda and its connection with New York City dance music and nightlife.
It will air on Sunday 12th July between 1-2pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer until the end of July.
‘Sounds of a City’ is a 4-part series, which has already delved into the musical heritage of Sheffield and Liverpool, and sees one last city, Edinburgh, covered in the final episode in August. Rather than focusing on the biggest album from that city, the show selects an album that could only have been made in that city and represents lots of different music.
Last month’s show, focusing on Liverpool and The Teardrop Explodes ‘Kilimanjaro’, can be listened to here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05y0992.