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Peter Hook On Joy Division; Trixie Whitley's Powerhouse Blues

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

3/4 of Joy Division. Peter Hook says "Proof we used to get on! YMCA London, I think. Very smart! Steve has gone for cigarettes!" (Pierre Rene Worms)

In This Episode: Longtime New Order bassist Peter Hook reflects back on his first band: the short-lived yet influential post-punk group Joy Division. The band existed for less than three years -- and its story is tragic. But its influence on music over the last thirty-odd years has been enormous.

Plus: the powerful blues singer Trixie Whitley, daughter of the late musician Chris Whitley, brings her triumphant debut album to the studio. Watch a video of her performing the song 'Gradual Return.'


Peter Hook and Trixie Whitley

Inside Joy Division With Peter Hook

The British post-punk band Joy Division existed for less than three years. But its influence on music over the last thirty-odd years has been enormous. Now, Peter Hook, who played bass in both bands, is telling his part of the tale. He joins us with a new book called Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division.

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Between Love And Rage: Trixie Whitley's Debut

The powerful soul singer Trixie Whitley brings songs from her triumphant debut album, Fourth Corner, live to the studio. Watch a video of her performance of the song 'Gradual Return.'


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With Schoolhouse Rock turning 40 this month, Soundcheck contributor reflects on the lasting impact and charm of the beloved children's cartoon. Have you used lessons learned from Schoolhouse Rock in your everyday life? 

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Chef Eddie Huang.

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Gig Alert: Hooray For Earth

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