When New Order went on hiatus after 1993's Republic, bassist Peter Hook took the group's sound and spirit with him. After his previous side project Revenge was shredded by critics and snubbed by record buyers, Hook returned to the New Order formula -- one he helped shape -- when he collaborated with David Potts (guitar, vocals) as Monaco in 1996. Potts was originally hired by Hook to be the tape operator of his studio in 1989; three years later, Hook asked him to contribute riffs to Revenge's Gun World Porn EP. Playing his bass with the brooding intensity that characterized his work with Joy Division and New Order, Hook no longer distanced himself from his past on Monaco's 1997 debut album Music for Pleasure. The critically acclaimed LP unabashedly resembled a New Order record. Hook's distinctive pulsating bass lines united New Order's ...
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Monaco 2000 Monaco
 
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Music for Pleasure 1997 Music for Pleasure
 
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