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Peter Hook, English Musician ( February 13, 1956 - )

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Sarcasm is a Manchester trait.~Peter Hook


Sarcasm Manchester Trait

I was reading an article about Kings of Leon's bass player, who said that he was directly influenced by Joy Division and by me. I was like, 'Woah!' It surprised me. It's a great compliment.~Peter Hook


Great Joy Reading

I think that you have to bear in mind that music is about escape, and it's not unreasonable to think the music business would be based around escapism.~Peter Hook


Music Business Mind

When you've travelled for 34 years as a musician, you do all the culture stuff when you're young and full of energy. In the middle stage, you indulge too much and are scared of daylight. Then, in the final stage, you've seen it all, so you tend to take things a lot easier.~Peter Hook


Culture Energy Young

I think people expect mud at festivals, I think you'd be asking for your money back if you didn't get it.~Peter Hook


Money People You

It's quite ironic I suppose, it's that thing about being in a group when you all start out as friends and then invariably end up hating each other. So I just thought they needed telling really, in case they were labouring under the apprehension that they were still friends.~Peter Hook


End Friends Start

The scary thing is when I did my set in Texas everyone was excited. The show was great. I was done and the next DJ put something on vinyl and the difference! The quality!!~Peter Hook


Great Quality Texas

America stopped making vinyl and phased out the single but Germany held out and refused. Warner's never phased out vinyl in Germany. Now America imports it!~Peter Hook


America Single Now

When you DJ, you're just on your own, which is nice because there's no argument.~Peter Hook


Nice You Argument

But then I quite enjoy when something goes wrong, because when I watch DJs that take it very seriously, it's nice when you make a mistake and laugh about it.~Peter Hook


Laugh Enjoy Mistake

I'd rather have ten people who are mad for it than ten thousand who aren't.~Peter Hook


People Mad Rather

It's the same misconception I used to have. I meet people and think they're millionaires and they're not.~Peter Hook


People Think Meet

Democracy for us tends to be has to do with who shouts the loudest!~Peter Hook


Democracy Loudest Us

Nobody is the same. If we were all the same it would be bloody boring.~Peter Hook


Boring Nobody Same

The chemistry involved made everything Factory did quite special.~Peter Hook


Chemistry Special Made

They amaze me most of those remixes. Some of them are crap. But every time I complain, someone comes up and says they are for a different market that you don't understand. Some of the New Order ones are really great, though.~Peter Hook


Time Great Me

What I've learned is that life is a balance between idealism and realism.~Peter Hook


Life Balance Life Is A

One of the great things about education is that it should stop you making mistakes - and I have made a lot of mistakes.~Peter Hook


Education Mistakes Great

When you get the right people together, writing music becomes very effortless.~Peter Hook


Music Together Writing

My big frustration in New Order was that they played the same tracks all the time.~Peter Hook


Time New Frustration

Bootleggers quake in fear of me ringing them on a Sunday afternoon. I call after dinner, usually.~Peter Hook


Fear Sunday Dinner

Dance music tends to be a solitary affair.~Peter Hook


Music Dance Affair

You can't buy class.~Peter Hook


You Class Buy

Madonna's like a black widow spider. She tends to use people, then they shrivel up and disappear.~Peter Hook


People Black She

That's it really, at the moment I wouldn't say I was influenced by any one thing in particular.~Peter Hook


Moment One Thing Say

And they do tend to be fast and up, because that's how I like to drive.~Peter Hook


Drive Fast Up