I feel so extraordinary somePoll's got a hold on me: NEW ORDER artist poll #37 (RESULTS thread)

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44 ballots received almost everyone made a Top 40 list (take that Depeche Mode)
116 different songs
11 different albums getting votes with 30 ballots
16 different videos getting votes with 19 ballots

This is ILM and New Order so i'm going BIG, hope you enjoy. Thanks for waiting but by spending the time you should be impressed with this roll out.

HUGE thank you to Millsner my co-poll runner for doing the pictures, they will debut tomorrow with the countdown.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:32 (five years ago) Permalink

Hooray!

Culture Cub (I am using your worlds), Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:33 (five years ago) Permalink

About time! *puts the kettle on* :D

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Are we getting a top 116?

Culture Cub (I am using your worlds), Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:34 (five years ago) Permalink

starting with videos

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:38 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7wmRXEHizI

10. Ruined In A Day
56 Points, 4 Votes

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Are we getting a top 116?

Top 50

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:40 (five years ago) Permalink

#9 Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uEBuqkkQRk

9.Bizarre Love Triangle
60 points, 4 votes

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:51 (five years ago) Permalink

yahoo!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:05 (five years ago) Permalink

I used to think that the day would never come. But here it is!

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:08 (five years ago) Permalink

#8 Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x9mfgUsIis

8. Blue Monday
68 Points, 4 Votes, 1 number one
2 Specified '88 version and the other two I just assumed

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:08 (five years ago) Permalink

^^ love this video; epitomizes their P(p)op art sensibility.

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I used to think that the day would never come. But here it is!

i was beginning to think the same thing. there is a lot of hard work behind the scenes. i have a new found respect for poll runner after this. no wonder musically gave up on our end of the year lists.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:15 (five years ago) Permalink

I found it really hard to pick my favourite videos. I have a feeling my top two will be the same as the results.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:17 (five years ago) Permalink

#7 Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRfmhHxV4z4

Baywatch version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2RFmKmkEr4

7. Regret
81 Points, 5 Votes
2 Specified Baywatch but added them together as i didn't know what version the other three were voting for

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:25 (five years ago) Permalink

i love the Baywatch version, i can see them pitching this. hey New Order we have an idea for a video. we are going to fly you out the California and have you preform on the beach. meanwhile we will have women in bathing suits play volleyball around you. what do you think?

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:30 (five years ago) Permalink

peter hook in his leather beach trousers, naturally

Millsner, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:33 (five years ago) Permalink

"it's nothing I regret", he replied

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:34 (five years ago) Permalink

I hate myself for posting that. I need a muzzle.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:36 (five years ago) Permalink

^lyric from next bad lieutenant album

i worked myself into a clam (electricsound), Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:37 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:38 (five years ago) Permalink

greatest bit of the baywatch video is the hof's entrance, obv filmed separately from the rest

Millsner, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:40 (five years ago) Permalink

#6 Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JisBx7VK6g8

6. World (The Price of Love)
82 Points, 5 Votes, 1 Number One

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:41 (five years ago) Permalink

i love the Baywatch version, i can see them pitching this. hey New Order we have an idea for a video. we are going to fly you out the California and have you preform on the beach. meanwhile we will have women in bathing suits play volleyball around you. what do you think?

― Bee OK

Just read this on Wikipedia,

The band filmed a performance of the song for Top of the Pops from the beach where Baywatch was filmed, featuring David Hasselhoff and various extras in the background. The band initially wanted to have Hasselhoff mime along to the song

That would have been great!

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:49 (five years ago) Permalink

can't believe regret didn't place higher

乒乓, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:51 (five years ago) Permalink

#5 Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kHgMvWmIs4

5. Round & Round
86 Points, 5 Votes, 1 Number One

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:59 (five years ago) Permalink

#4 Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iKyPMXQb5o

4. Confusion
177 Points, 10 Votes, 1 Number One

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:17 (five years ago) Permalink

aw, the version of the bizarre love triangle video you linked to is missing the best part!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:20 (five years ago) Permalink

namely the part at about 2:37: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V5O5ovevxk

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:22 (five years ago) Permalink

nice eye, thanks for linking that.

that version is 15 seconds longer.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Love the Confusion video. Can't remember who pointed out to me that it was shot by the v great Henri Alekan.

Holy Ghost made a practically shot-for-shot remake, complete with Arthur Baker cameo: http://vimeo.com/10870979

Millsner, Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:28 (five years ago) Permalink

so the number of votes doubled for "Confusion" went from five to 10.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:35 (five years ago) Permalink

I just realised there is going to be a glaring omission from the top 3 :(

Culture Cub (I am using your worlds), Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:38 (five years ago) Permalink

don't be so quick to lose hope... there be surprises ahead, let me assure you

Millsner, Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:42 (five years ago) Permalink

holy ghost remake makes the original seem even more classic

i worked myself into a clam (electricsound), Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:43 (five years ago) Permalink

#3 Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_rhnHpRSXQ

3. True Faith
203 Points, 12 Votes, 2 Number Ones

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Holy Ghost made a practically shot-for-shot remake, complete with Arthur Baker cameo: http://vimeo.com/10870979

this was going to be James Murphy, but they happened to run into Arthur Baker the week before; when they told him about the video he insisted on playing himself instead

¬╡▫ ▫╞⌠ (sic), Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:54 (five years ago) Permalink

have to admit that i didn't vote in the video poll. i was burnt out by then. these last two however would have been ones i would have voted for along with the next two.

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Damn, forgot Confusion. Actually my 2nd fave. Voted in a rush for vids. Touched = 2, TPK = 1.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:04 (five years ago) Permalink

I can think of 4 more videos that would have a shot at placing, plus one lock, so there might be some tears forthcoming

Millsner, Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:05 (five years ago) Permalink

#2 Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o65pwY25H14

2. Touched By The Hand Of God

212 Points, 13 Votes, 2 Number Ones

Bee OK, Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:07 (five years ago) Permalink

still genius

i worked myself into a clam (electricsound), Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Hooky was the only one who could use his own wardrobe.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Phew! So glad tbthog placed, thought Crystal was going to be #2

Culture Cub (I am using your worlds), Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:09 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah we dodged a bullet there

still room for 60 MPH at #1 though

Millsner, Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:10 (five years ago) Permalink

The US promo 12" for TPK has the video version. Worth owning.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I will cry if Perfect Kiss is not #1

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:13 (five years ago) Permalink

more on topic, however, is that Bill Paxton in that video?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Perfect Kiss will be number one, making the top three just about spot on.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes, it is Bill Paxton

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:20 (five years ago) Permalink

fu both, I am one city away rn and would have gone just for HG

eau de feet (sic), Saturday, 20 July 2013 06:28 (four years ago) Permalink

That's the 2nd great ILM poll I've read this week.

I don't get the appeal of wanting to hear BLT in a "real" acoustic version.
― A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn)

Not even the aging Bernard's own acoustic rendition?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxp5ogeJ54Q

Campari G&T, Saturday, 20 July 2013 23:19 (four years ago) Permalink

I just listened to lonesome tonight for the first time. it was awesome.
― anonanon, Friday, 31 May 2013 20:11 (1 month ago)

It is indeed, and yet I've always wished it were more like the London Polytechnic bootleg recording from 1985. By this I don't mean the official release should have Bernard's reference to the fact of ot being a benefit concert for the striking miners: "if you don't all move back a bit, next week we'll be doing a suffocation benefit", or to his spontaneously changing the lyrics: "When you reached out in your sleep; And you knew I wasn't there" to "When you reached out in your sleep; And felt my big fat
cock"

No, the reason this could & should have been so much greater, and fully deserving of A-side status, comes toward the exhilarating pure beauty of the extended coda (beginning at 3mins:28secs); a perfect blend of syths and guitars, that overwhelms with delight, and worthy of being placed, for this glorious culmination alone, the same exalted company as Some Distant Memory, or Every Little Counts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuvOhuozFu8

Campari G&T, Sunday, 21 July 2013 00:48 (four years ago) Permalink

While perusing this endlessly fascinating poll again, I am in despair that I did not download the beautiful Recycle Project while I had the chance. It is nowhere to be found on the internet.

A bee in her hair. (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Sunday, 21 July 2013 01:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they had to sack it for very obvious reasons..

Mark G, Sunday, 21 July 2013 10:42 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

for reference as i had a hard time finding this thread: Oh, you've got green eyes Oh, you've got blue eyes Oh, you've got Poll eyes: NEW ORDER Artist poll #37 (voting ends May 26 Midnight Pacific)

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 October 2013 06:53 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

i have been doing some research to get the Steely Dan voting thread up and running. had to look back at this one and noticed that results have fallen off.

19 ballots
full results for 16 videos:

350 The Perfect Kiss 17-11
212 Touched By the Hand Of God 13-2
203 True Faith 12-2
177 Confusion 10-1
86 Round & Round 5-1
82 World (The Price Of Love) 5-1
81 Regret 5 (2 Baywatch version)
68 Blue Monday 4-1 (2 '88 version)
60 Bizarre Love Triangle 4
56 Ruined In A Day 4
45 Crystal 3
41 World In Motion 3
16 Blue Monday 1 ('83 version)
16 Here To Stay 1
14 Fine Time 1
14 Shellshock 1

30 Ballots
Full results for 11 Albums:

793 Technique 29-15
728 Power, Corruption & Lies 29-5
633 Low-Life 28-1
544 Movement 24-4
496 Brotherhood 24
310 Republic 18-1
268 Substance 10-4
257 Get Ready 15
240 Waiting For The Sirens’ Call 14
83 Lost Sirens 6
19 BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert 1

44 Ballots
Full results for 116 songs:

1458 Temptation 40-9
1332 Ceremony 38-5
1211 True Faith 38
1168 The Perfect Kiss 38-4
1149 Regret 36-4
1134 Bizarre Love Triangle 37
1093 Age Of Consent 35
965 Your Silent Face 35-1
946 Blue Monday 33-1
852 Dream Attack 28-5

804 Vanishing Point 33-2
790 Procession 28-3
787 Everything’s Gone Green 31
780 1963 (30
776 Love Vigilantes 34-1
775 Thieves Like Us 28
772 Dreams Never End 32
739 All the Way 31
714 Round & Round 29
656 Leave Me Alone 27

648 Fine Time 27
603 Confusion 28
573 Run 26
511 Sub-culture 23
495 Lonesome Tonight 25
492 The Village 26
488 Chosen Time 18-2
472 Shellshock 22
469 All Day Long 23-1
465 Hurt 14

440 5 8 6 (22
417 Mr. Disco 20
414 Crystal 24
413 In a Lonely Place 21
402 Cries And Whispers 18
393 Face Up 20
392 Elegia 23
370 Touched by the Hand Of God 19
340 Love Less 20
323 World (The Price of Love) 17

309 Guilty Partner 17
303 Sunrise 19
297 Doubts Even Here 14
282 ICB 15
265 Here To Stay 15
261 Ruined in a Day 12
260 Weirdo 15
249 Waiting For the Siren’s Call 15
241 Ultraviolence 14
228 Mesh 13

224 Turn the Heater On 9
210 Senses 12
203 Paradise 11
201 Denial 11
195 The Him 8-1
190 Sooner Than You Think 11
190 This Time of Night 9
185 Truth 8
181 Every Little Counts 12
175 Krafty 15

171 Murder 10
170 World In Motion 12-1
152 Ecstasy 10
128 State of the Nation 10
125 Way Of Life 9
122 60 Miles an Hour 7-1
107 Let's Go 5
103 Broken Promise 8
105 Everyone Everywhere 5

94 Someone Like You 6
94 Spooky 4
93 As It Is When It Was 8
93 Turn 7
91 We All Stand 8
85 Primitive Notion 6
80 Run 2 (4)
79 Turn My Way 6
67 Morning Night and Day 4
60 Angel Dust 7
58 Too Late 3
55 Vicious Streak 4
55 Video 5 8 6 (2)
47 Special 4
45 Hey Now What You Doing 3
45 Young Offender 3
42 Californian Grass 2
42 Close Range 2
37 Who’s Joe? 4
36 Dracula’s Castle 2
33 Don’t Do It 2
32 The Beach 3
32 I’ll Stay With You 2
30 Guilt Is A Useless Emotion 3
29 Avalanche 3
29 The Kiss Of Death 1
28 Run Wild 5
25 Liar 2
25Thieves Like Us (Instrumental) 1
24 Theme from Best & Marsh 2
23 Jetstream 3
21 Such a Good Thing 1
21 Regret (Sabres Slow 'n' Low mix) 1
21 1963 (Arthur Baker remix) 1
20 Brutal 3
19 Sugarcane 1
17 Times Change 1
14 BLT 1
12 Recoil 1
11 Rock the Shack 3
11 Evil Dust 1
10 Slow Jam 2
9 Bizarre Dub Triangle 1
8 MTO 3
8 Working Overtime 1
5 Shame of the Nation 1
4 Told You So 2

Bee OK, Thursday, 13 March 2014 03:03 (four years ago) Permalink

Technique:

#9 Dream Attack
10 Vanishing Point
18 All The Way
19 Round & Round
21 Fine Time
23 Run
32 Mr Disco
39 Love Less
41 Guilty Partner

Bee OK, Thursday, 13 March 2014 06:25 (four years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

i was in the mood to listen to New Order this Thanksgiving Eve, so instead of playing one of their CD's i'm going to play ILM's Top list.

2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants (Bee OK), Thursday, 27 November 2014 03:02 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

happy Two year anniversary poll (when i was a virgin), will need to listen to some New Order today:

http://blog.cashcrate.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2-year-Anniversary.jpg

Bee OK, Friday, 29 May 2015 15:29 (three years ago) Permalink

I played Republic last night. Really want to know what happened to Peter Hook on that album. There are a few tracks where his bass shows up but it's definitely missing in action. Incidentally, I really like Republic so I'm not too bothered by Hooky not appearing on the next album.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 29 May 2015 18:09 (three years ago) Permalink

The tracks on which you can hear Hook: Regret, Spooky, Everyone Everywhere, Young Offender.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 May 2015 18:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Republic is the only album of theirs not to appear on Spotify.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 29 May 2015 19:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Here it's those expanded reissues and Substance that are now missing from Spotify. So no "Cries and Whispers" or "Lonesome Tonight" etc, but Republic's here. Surely a cue to check whether the deep cuts can finally make more of an impression...

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Friday, 29 May 2015 22:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Hook is more evident than I recalled in the very "deeps cuts" I had in mind. "Chemical", "Special", etc. Rarely at the front of the mix though, of course.

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Friday, 29 May 2015 22:54 (three years ago) Permalink

"Special," yes, can't believe I missed it -- he's all over the intro. I just remembered a solo in "Times Change" too.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 May 2015 00:34 (three years ago) Permalink

think it was just down to tensions between Hook and Sumner being at their worst - I think I read an interview where Hook said Sumner had decided to use his bass line's melody for the lead vocal melody on World and they fought over that which eventually lead to the bass track being removed or something

ufo, Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:09 (three years ago) Permalink

would love to read that interview.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:10 (three years ago) Permalink

I haven't managed to dig up the one I'm thinking of but he talks about how fractured the recording process for Republic was here.

ufo, Saturday, 30 May 2015 02:11 (three years ago) Permalink

His word against everyone else's, I guess:

RCM: Was Gillian [Gilbert, New Order keyboardist] involved at that point?

PH: No, I’m afraid to say that Gillian doesn’t have a lot to do with the music. Gillian used to help, but she was never a huge part of the writing. The writing was always done by the 3 of us. Bernard did most of the keyboards.
- See more at: http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2013/03/04/peter-hook-interview-joy-division-new-order/#sthash.6w0Wqoc8.dpuf

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 May 2015 02:25 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't buy his comments about collaborating on Sumner with lyrics, especially remembering how his words for that Electronic album are very much of a piece w/what he was writing for NO.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 May 2015 02:30 (three years ago) Permalink

when i said i was a virgin that meant that this was the first poll that i ran. the other thing was gone a long time ago, just to be clear.

Bee OK, Saturday, 30 May 2015 03:06 (three years ago) Permalink

lol, can i erase that last post please. got high tonight...

Bee OK, Saturday, 30 May 2015 06:27 (three years ago) Permalink

rockcellarmagazine.com needs to add "munted" and "gurning" to its spellchecker

( who ALSO my boss and his sister!) (sic), Saturday, 30 May 2015 07:37 (three years ago) Permalink

I did wonder, BeeOK

Mark G, Saturday, 30 May 2015 09:58 (three years ago) Permalink

Noticed last night that Times Change sounds like a follow up to Get The Message w/ the opening talk/rap section.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 30 May 2015 14:36 (three years ago) Permalink

and the "Some Distant Memory" oboe!

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was thinking last night about how good it would be to resurrect that one for their live shows but use the melodica to play the oboe part.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:51 (three years ago) Permalink

Think i started a thread on a Time Change somewhere. Always loved that dusky vibe. That one and Some Distant Memory really take me back to my senior year in high school.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 30 May 2015 17:43 (three years ago) Permalink

and the "Some Distant Memory" oboe!

A friend of mine took a synth programming course in college, and fwiw, he told me that apparently the oboe is one of the easiest sounds to come up with.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 May 2015 19:00 (three years ago) Permalink

It's a live oboe, according to the credits.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 May 2015 20:20 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

i was a poll virgin when i ran this poll. yes, this was my very first poll i did for ILM. this was also the first ILM artist collaborated poll where i asked for help with the images. i still think Millsner, who i don't even think post here anymore, did one of the best job on any ILM poll. cannot ever thank him enough for helping.

Bee OK, Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

anyways the reason for this bump. we never made a Spotify playlist so here it is for the first time:

ILM New Order

Bee OK, Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

missing from Spotify because they don't have CD2 from the collector edition are:

Lonesome Tonight
Hurt
In A Lonely Place
Cries and Whispers
Mesh

so it is actually a Top 45 instead of 50.

Bee OK, Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I still check in almost every day! Thanks for the bump and the playlist.

The poll was a joy from start to finish, and I felt privileged to help out. It's obvious that New Order are a special band for many ILXors, so I hope that our love for these songs, the legacy of the group, and their constellation of collaborators still shows through.

Millsner, Thursday, 17 August 2017 04:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

nice to see you are still around Millsner!

had a blast listening to this playlist today.

Bee OK, Friday, 18 August 2017 00:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

anyways the reason for this bump. we never made a Spotify playlist

er https://open.spotify.com/user/djperry1973/playlist/62YSDYuNcMWbrUBYTl8kh6

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 18 August 2017 13:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

One of these playlists has the stupid pump panel mix of Confusion on there which renders a 'best of new order' playlist completely useless. I added both but don't know which one I shuffled this morning, but it was foul. I can deal with the Perfecto mix of World and the Hardfloor mix of Blue Monday, but the Confusion remix was a step too far. Surely nobody voted for that.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 18 August 2017 16:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Well what do you know. I didn't have Spotify back in the day and when I scanned this thread I didn't see it.

Xpost

Bee OK, Friday, 18 August 2017 20:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Funny this was revived. I recorded this podcast on Substance, 30 years old yesterday:

https://www.acast.com/popshoppodcast/comingaroundagain-neworderssubstance?autoplay

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 18 August 2017 20:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

are people familiar with the Pump Panel Reconstruction Mix used in the first club scene in "Blade"? because that owns

(also for whatever reason the "Confusion" 12 " mix on Spotify won't play for me)

― they are either militarists (ugh) or kangaroos (?) (DJP), Friday, May 31, 2013 4:00 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 18 August 2017 20:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three months pass...
three weeks pass...

The worst New Order single.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 5 January 2018 02:17 (six months ago) Permalink

Maybe the worst up to that point, as you say, but looking at the 2CD "Singles" comp, I can find at least nine I like less.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 5 January 2018 03:21 (six months ago) Permalink

I'd say Jetstream is quite comfortably their worst single overall.

kitchen person, Friday, 5 January 2018 04:38 (six months ago) Permalink

I believe they wrote State of the Nation in a day (or unusually quick) for Pretty In Pink. I don't mind it, but I couldn't defend it outside of personal preference. It's not better than Shellshock, but I really like the intro until Bernard vomits up that horrible lyric. The backing vocal on the chorus is pointless. Despite all the bad, I still like it. State of the Nation is my least favorite 1986 sleeve. Shellshock is my favorite, then BLT.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 5 January 2018 04:54 (six months ago) Permalink

"shellshock" was the pretty in pink track.

new noise, Friday, 5 January 2018 05:36 (six months ago) Permalink

Yeah, you're right, I thought I had read something in Substance about State being done around the same time but I just flipped through the mentions in Substance and there's nothing there.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 5 January 2018 05:52 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m00EKCQB4NU

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 5 January 2018 05:56 (six months ago) Permalink

Hooky's bassline in this early live version of State of The Nation from 1985 is pretty good. I think it's one of his weakest basslines, which could be what drags the song down.

The whole Leuven show is enjoyable.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLZ53BmgD5A&t=1474s

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 5 January 2018 06:06 (six months ago) Permalink


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