Peter Hook : my top 10 favourite albums
Peter Hook, the legendary bassman from Joy Division and New Order has just released his critically acclaimed account of those Joy Division years, Unknown Pleasures. The book is a great read- funny and poignant and really evokes the era of the classic band.
We asked him for his top ten favourite albums…
Lou Reed – Berlin
The most melancholy album of all time, brings a lump to my throat every time I hear it, beautiful.
Nico – Chelsea Girls
Wonderful orchestration by John Cale, some of the edgiest music I have ever heard.
Ian Dury – New Boots & Panties
A great wordsmith, and this LP is what LPs are all about, you lose yourself into another world.
Everything Everything – Man Alive
Modern music at its best, it draws from the best Manchester has to offer and comes up with something completely new.
Led Zeppelin- III
One of my favourite rock/folk albums ever
John Cale – Paris 1919
Chilling to listen to, really sets your teeth on edge.
Malcolm Mclaren – Madame Butterfly
I put this in because I heard it the other day and it reminds me of a wonderful night at the opera in Birmingham, but Malcolm did this so well, he was a genius…
Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks
This is where it all started for me, will always hold a very very big place in my heart and in my ears.
Iggy & The Stooges – Metallic KO
The best live rock album ever made in my opinion, to hear the glass crashing is fantastic, reminds me of early gigs of my own.
Joy Division – Closer
The only album I’ve ever done that I can sit and listen to myself for pleasure, it really is a beautiful record.