After the glam band Faster Pussycat resolved its dispute over which members had naming rights, there was a void in the “claim to name” sphere that afflicts so many vintage outfits in these reunion-crazy times. Which band would be next to engage in an ugly war of words about who really deserves to have ownership of the name? From a posting on his MySpace blog over the weekend, it would seem that former New Order bassist Peter Hook, who’s irritated by recent statements by his ex-bandmates indicating that they’re going to carry on using the name without him, is ready to heed the sirens’ call:
FIRST. Damning me for doing something as in not coming to you personally? and then doin the same thing , never heard of two wrongs dont make a right?
My god if i was to list my disappointments with this group id miss my plane to frisco.My first thoughts were very angry but now ive slept on it or not rather its sadness really ! this is getting political and personal so here goes………………….
SECOND> never assume anything! This group has SPLIT UP! you are no more new order than i am! you may have two thirds but dont assume you have the rights to do anything NEW ordery cos you dont ive still got a third! But am open to negotiation.
THIRD. Just in case you hadnt noticed weve not had a “PERSONAL” relationship for a long time now…years in fact! whenever you contact me its through the management(like hale and pace eh?) i did exactly the same you all knew what was happening re the split! in FEBRUARY! using cannes and mojo as some excuse to at last get your own back is wrong.
FOURTH. i have never spoken on your behalf i wouldnt presume to. i spoke for myself WE HAVE SPLIT! as traceyBB would say “deal wiv it!so as one third of ex new order im off to gate 36 and pizza hut. ive got a lot to tell you all but this has worn me out for a while so normal; service will be resumed as soon as possible!
See you in court! love hookyx
Well, at least he’s got some spirit about it. Perhaps he’ll serve the court papers via singing telegram?
Disappointment! [Peter Hook's MySpace Blog]