Saturday, October 10, 2009

Retro Saturday: Monaco

So while I was on the subject of New Order (RIP), and given that Bernard Sumner's new band Bad Lieutenant have an album out, my mind wandered to my favourite NO member Peter Hook and his past musical adventures.

Back in the 90s there were various NO side-projects - Barney had Electronic, Steven and Gillian had The Other Two, and Hooky had Monaco, who, let's face it, filled the gap very nicely in the absence of New Order. I bought their "Music For Pleasure" album the week it came out - it featured "What Do You Want From Me" and "Sweet Lips" which were both deservedly top 20 hits.

(While we're on the subject of that album I also liked the Oasis/Charlatans hybrid of "Buzz Gum" too)

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