DJ mime Peter Hook accuses New Order of miming
Tue 6th Mar, 2012 News 1004 viewsin
Peter Hook is no stranger to miming controversies, but his time he’s the one making the accusations. The former New Order bassist, and notorious fake DJ, claims that he’s seen footage from New Order’s current tour of Australia and New Zealand and that it proves that his replacement in the band, Tom Chapman, is miming along to his bass parts.
“I’ve watched so-called ‘New Order’ playing in Auckland and Tom Chapman is miming along to my bass on tape,” Hooky scoffed in an interview with NME. “ Round & Round. Have a look at it. He’s got his fingers on the low and you can hear my high bass in the background. So he’s miming. It’s the Milli Vanilli of bass… It’s a fantastic compliment, but I best get on to my intellectual property lawyer and see if it’s something you’re allowed to do. I do think that miming to my bass is pretty much the ultimate insult. Still, check it out, there I am lurking in the background like a ghost.”
His ex-bandmates have hit back explaining that: “On the chorus of Round & Round there is a low bass part, a high bass part and Tom sings backing vocals. It’s more than one person can manage so Tom recorded his high bass part and it’s replayed as part of the backing track sequence. We strongly refute the allegation that New Order are using any of Mr Hook’s bass playing in our live performance.”
The ‘so called New Order’ also couldn’t help adding this punch at the end: “People living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones or their recent fake DJing YouTube hit might need to be recalled. Keep watching.”