This Is Pop? 4×38 (18.5.2020)

Scott Matthew – Abandoned (Adorned version)
Dua Lipa – Break My Heart
Fantastic Negrito – How Long?
Machine Gun Kelly – Bloody Valentine
Lost In The Desert – Lost in the desert
Kina & Au/Ra – Feel Again
Elodie – Guaranà
Katy Perry – Daisies
Sara Loreni – Neve a maggio
Arlo Parks – Black Dog
Sleaford Mods – Second
Bibio – Sleep On The Wing
Rhye – Beautiful
Buscabulla – Nydia
G Flip – Hyperfine
LA Priest – Beginning
Jehnny Beth – Heroine
Ariel View – Fake Friends
Westerman – The Line
Cass McCombs – The Wine Of Lebanon
Dirty Projectors – Lose Your Love
Mountain Man – Slow Burn
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Pure Cinema
Baauer – Aether
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
Undertrones – Teenage Kicks
Joy Division – Atmosphere
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Sprit
Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
Blanche – 1, 2, Miss You
Jon Hopkins – Singing Bowl (Ascension) (Excerpt)

So This Permanent – This Is Pop? Playlist Peter Hook
Records that have become Permanent classics in culture.

Iggy Pop – Lust For Life

“It’s the ultimate driving song really isn’t it and if I ever want to get out in my car, get the roof down and feel full of life, then this is really the track for that. I never did get to meet Iggy Pop as I never meet my heroes but I know he’s been appointed into the French legion d’honneur. My publicist was after my book publishers in France on that as all of my books have been translated into French, and we’re still working on it. Two books have come out in Italian mind, if you happen to have anything going?”.

Undertrones – Teenage Kicks

“It was always John Peel’s favourite record which is a hell of a compliment and I have very fond memories of the band touring with Joy Division when they were 15. It is one of the ultimate ball out punk anthems with so much spirit and energy, its one of those records that will always stand the test of time. A good friend of mine saw Fergal Sharkey getting on the tube, someone connected with The Hacienda and Fergal sent his best so that was nice to hear. They also came to play at The Hacienda in 1983 and its was great to keep up with them then as well”.

Joy Division – Atmosphere

“Well I had to include one of my own and of Joy Divisions songs its really this and Love Will Tear Us Apart which have really entered popular consciousness shall we say. It really is a strange one to have; It veers from being your favourite to your least favourite every time you happen to hear it at a funeral. It sometimes it works perfectly and sometimes it works far too well, too perfectly if you like. There is a innate power and majesty to the track in its intricate gentility as well that I don’t think many records share”.

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Sprit

“The thing about Nirvana is that they were such a great live band for anyone lucky to have seen them. For me the best thing is when you get a three piece that really gel. Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, lots more, it really is the best, most effective and powerful set up in music”.

Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen

“In many ways this track has become the unofficial anthem for conformity nowadays. The thing is it was all supposed to be about anarchy and its been accepted into the mainstream. I find the about turn of punk, the volte face very amusing. Johnny Rotten does Country Life butter commercials nowadays in the UK, its seems that punk has been co-opted by fashion and marketing really and is less of a lifestyle choice and more a t-shirt pushed by a supermarket nowadays which I find a little bit sad”.

Hooky ‘20