New Order – Age Of Consent To test rhythm
Peter Hook’s bass is one of the most recognisable sounds in music. It underpinned Joy Division and New Order (need we go on?), delivering a list of classic hooks as long as this article. Simple but effortlessly effective, this might be our favourite earworm from the New Order arsenal, with the, err, hook, seemingly finding a fresh rhythm and texture with every eight bars.
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“It’s a rapid, twitching, rollercoaster ride of a doublebass blowout”