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    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2006
    I've never really found Peter Hook to be very attractive. I will say that he has tremendous stage presense. I never understood people's attraction to him until I saw New Order live. It goes without saying that he's a great musician.
    He's a great musician, and I love his bass playing.
    I don't think he's cute, but then again, life isn't just all about looks.
    • CommentAuthorJanainaS
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2006
    The bass is so trademark. When I first heard NO, I had to say, "Damn! A bass can be played like that?"
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2006
    I agree, coz... he's an amazing musician. He is so important to New Order's sound.
    • CommentAuthoriansrose
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2006 edited
    I think Hooky was attractive up until the early 80s. As far as looks are concerned anyway. I always thought Steve was pretty hot up until about the 90s. I used to have a crush on Steve Morris in 1985. (showing my age now) And yes of course I'll give you Barney too up until the late 80s even tho I'm not a Barney girl. *ducks the flying bricks*

    I like all them little boy Manc guys, even members of A Certain Ratio were hot back then. That's my type.
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2006
    From the Manchester Evening News:

    Tales of iconic club from Hooky
    Dianne Bourne

    STORYTELLER: Peter Hook NEW Order bassist Peter Hook is sharpening his pencil to write a book about legendary Manchester nightclub The Hacienda.

    And you might be able to guess the tone of the book from its provisional title - How Not To Run A Club.

    Peter tells me: "I realised I'd bored my friends for years with tales from The Hacienda, so now I thought I'd bore the general public with it.

    "But once I started to get into the writing I realised what a huge endeavour it was, and that I was going to have to work on it properly to do it justice."

    New Order ended up part-owning the club in the Eighties with their record label Factory, but of course it all ended in tears with the eventual demise of the venue - which has since been demolished for luxury flats.


    Hooky says: "To us it's a tale of woe, but The Hacienda did change the world of clubbing.

    "Even though it took me to the edge and it took Factory Records to the edge."

    To this day Bernard Sumner [New Order's frontman] won't talk about The Hacienda because it's so depressing.

    He's not spoken to publishers yet, but I'm sure there'll be a fair deal of interest in snapping up the rights to the book.

    Particularly as Hooky says there will be a fair few eye-popping anecdotes of his own in his tome.

    He says: "The stories are legion and legendary."
    • CommentAuthormari
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2006
    he said at the electric picnic interview he's got three words done so far.. "how not to" :D
    Talking about EP, Hooky's me new hero! Gave me a stare and then a big smile during TPK, made my day. TPK was my concert-highpoint anyway, I'm so happy they brought it back to the set... uh.. off topic... sorry;)
    (Barney, who was that again..? Some purple dinosaur?)
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2006
    Yay for Mari! Barney would have given you a smile too if he didn't need to keep his eyes glued to the teleprompter!

    Speaking of Barney, (I know, I know...this is a Peter Hook thread but...) I saw some recent concert pictures (probably from EP) and I swear I think he has more hair than he did the last time I saw him.
    • CommentAuthormari
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2006
    :D thanks ;) Not that there was any worry that they'd be less than great, of course;)
    Uh.. the hair: I noticed during the interview how grey it was, actually. But still plenty of it, sure! :p
    yes, I was close enough to see his hair, LOL.
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2006
    I hope to see them again. I saw them for the first time in Chicago in '05. It was just amazing.
    • CommentAuthorBonobo
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2006
    I saw him when he did a dj-set in a club in Manchester. He is actually much smaller than I thought! I got to talk to 2 of his mates, they seemed quiet ok, but they had also a mate of his with them and he was really drunk, kept telling me he needed a girlfriend.... Oh well, no Barney there though
    I crushed on Hooky in the "Perfect Kiss" video for some reason. And Steven with his little new-wavy black shirt. Heck, I love all of the boys! I read somewhere that Bernard is 5 feet 9 1/2 inches and Hooky in many photos looks a tad shorter than Barney. Maybe he is 5' 8"?

    Bonobo, did you enjoy Hooky's set? I read a few comments on NOOL implying he was not so great. What did you think?