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

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Friday, August 22, 2014

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 30-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 Soundcheck studio. Watch a video of her performing the song "Gradual Return."

This episode originally aired on January 31, 2013.


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