Video — December 12, 2010 at 12:49 am

Video: Peter Hook and Perry Farrell play Joy Division’s ‘Transmission’ in Los Angeles

Former Joy Division bassist Peter Hook brought the U.S. leg of his somewhat controversial Unknown Pleasures tour to a close Saturday night in Los Angeles, where he was joined onstage by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell to perform “Transmission” (“I existed on that record forever,” Farrell tweeted earlier in the evening). The version above features the complete song, while you’ll get a much closer view — but only see 30 seconds of the song — from the clip below.

See more video of Perry Farrell and Peter Hook after the jump…



  1. Fitting that two of the greatest bands over the last 30 year would have their most cantankerous personalities “team” up. Only thing that would’ve made it even more fitting if Moz stepped on stage too.

  2. Horrid version.
    Money hungry hooky and (yawn) Perry
    butcher a beauty of a tune.
    Ian must be spining in his grave….

  3. That was painful. Perry looked like a clown.

  4. Imagine how you would behave if you were asked to sing this tune….

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