“3 things visible from space, the Great Wall of China, Peter Hook’s wallet stuffed with Ian Curtis blood money, Man City’s empty trophy cabinet!”
“Used to adore the man, now he’s a self-centered sellout reduced to hawking his mates corpse around to get paid. And he can’t play”
“either personally or professionally. ever wondered why I’m universally loved, and another Manc ex-legend in his own mind is despised by most.”
“we were all laughing behind his back watching the stupid wank struggle to do the same old shit he’s done for the last 30 years !!”
Stretch say, No matter how much an asshole you can be in life, no one will ever call you a Peter Hook.
Before it all went wrong!
I got these quotes from Slicing Up Eyeballs, who got it from the Guardian, who got it from some bloke down the pub. Ned, I think his name is, he likes the horses and occasionally when tipsy, dancing to the Selecter. He luvs Pauline Black he does.
Wait there’s more:
It appears everything’s gonna be awwwwlllright
“I wish to apologise unreservedly to Peter Hook and his family regarding comments made on a social networking site which was totally out of character for me. It was a venomous, spiteful reaction to a lot of things that are going on in my life right now and I chose to vent my frustrations and anger at one of my true friends in this filthy business, and ventured into territory which was none of my concern. The Freebass thing has tipped me over the edge and became the focus of my bilious rants. Twenty two years of being tripped up, face down in the mud and being kicked in the face with an iron boot will do that to the most stable of men. I hope I haven’t blown a great friendship forever. Sorry Pete.
“In a funny way my outburst might make want people want to check the record out. I’m proud of what we achieved really. It’s not often bass players get to step out of the shadows and create something from scratch, and between us we’ve managed it. A bumpy ride but we got there… give it a listen.
“I hope I’m not turning into a bitter and twisted old rocker, that’s not what I’m about as anybody who knows the real me will be happy to confirm.”
Gary “Mani” Mounfield, September 2010
“Mani is a great friend of mine and he always will be! I have the upmost respect for him as a person and a musician! Have none of you lot ever fallen out with somebody you love? Hooky”
Peter Hook, September 2010
Oh, for fuck’s sake. Taxi to Dawson’s fucking Creek!