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

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Friday, June 14, 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.'

This is an encore edition of Soundcheck.

Gig Alert: Grupo Fantasma

The Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma plays The Bell House Saturday night. Download "Montañozo."

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