Joy Division's Peter Hook Sheds Light on the Band's Legacy - Public Radio's The Dinner Party by The Dinner Party Download published on 2013/02/01 23:11:40 +0000 Peter Hook served as bassist for the seminal post-punk band Joy Division (1976-1980) - a band often described as dark and gloomy. Yet Peter’s new memoir “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division” sheds some much-needed light on the experience. Brendan learns about their status as a ‘working’ band, the final days of frontman Ian Curtis, and how the bass took the lead. -- The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA.