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Music for Pleasure インポート
With New Order in hiatus, and a reunion looking (at the time) increasingly unlikely, bassist Peter Hook found himself at something of a loose end. His first solo project, Revenge, had gone nowhere--but Hooky, like John Wayne, was not meant for the quiet life. Instead, he recruited singer/guitarist David Potts (a hired hand, reputedly, on the Revenge sessions) and formed Monaco--not so much a successor to New Order's legacy, as its perpetuation. In fact, neither the band's driving brand of pop, nor the fact that Potts was a dead ringer, vocally, for Hook's former band member Bernard Sumner, exactly hurt: many people, upon first hearing tracks like "Shine" and "What Do You Want From Me?", simply assumed they were advance salvos from some soon-to-be-released New Order album. As a collection of songs, Music For Pleasure is unexpectedly strong, with "Sweet Lips" and "Junk" fully indulging Hook's Euro-disco leanings. Suffice it to say that no New Order fan should be without it. --Andrew McGuire
Debut album by New Order bassist Peter Hook's newband, featuring the singles 'What Do You Want From Me','Sweet Lips' & 'Shine'. 10 tracks total.NOTE: this is the U.K. edition, availabletwo-three weeks ahead of the U.S. (bumped up to July 1, inan effort to
One song called Junk is reminiscent in the middle breakdown of Felix's Don't You Want Me? Excellent stuff lads!
Well done Peter Hook and the lads from the band called Monaco.
Song-wise, one could easily believe this is just a slight trip down a new path for the band. However, knowing this is Hook's post-Revenge side project, there are some creative twists and turns. Some hear an Oasis hook or two amongst Hook's hooks (sorry!) and I am no exception. There are moments when I imagine Peter and Noel Gallagher sitting in a room together (with bass and guitar in hand, respectively) banging out some very catchy tunes. Again, this is no bad thing. Both are master songwriters.
There are even hints of the Pet Shop Boys' pop-genius here. Certainly, Monaco has sprinkles of other-greatness flavoring every song. No doubt, David Potts (with Hook's Revenge) contributes no small part to this masterpiece. Blending what's best of the 80's with what's best of the 90's, this is one unique breed of sound.
This all happens in a context that is way past Hook's Revenge stage. No longer is he feeling the need to escape that New Order sound- his sound (that persistent, driving, melodic bass). Here, Hook embraces all that he is, all that New Order is, and ultimately, all that Monaco is. This is a mature, expansive, emotional, danceable, and beautiful thing. This is music for the sake of music. In one word... PURE.
Monaco is, in retrospect, after hearing NO's Get Ready and Waiting for the Sirens' Call, the fulcrum at which NO's past meets and welcomes the future. It is a seminal moment in New Order's timeline, and a completely unique thing unto itself as the transient but evolutionary Monaco. But it is truly impossible to deny that Monaco plays a pivotal role in the New Order story.
This cd oozes with melody. There's nothing here that will offend any New Order fan. Think of it as New Order bonus material. Really good bonus material. It is both transitional and original. It is certainly good and New. Inspirational and... music for pleasure, indeed!