I imagine when the band New Order released some of their first recordings, and people found out they were the left over members of Joy Division, there was some backlash. Joy Division was bleak and dark but made such a powerful impact. Bernard Summer’s high pitched vocals and childlike lyrics. Peter Hook making it sound like he playing his bass with a razor blade. Stephen Morris’ super tight drumming. This band had a totally different sound.
I’m only now discovering the magic of New Order’s super arty music videos. The one I’m posting today checks in at about 10 minutes but it’s a good one. It kind of shows how New Order played live. All of the songs built up piece by piece. Drum track, then synth, then bass, then more synth, then vocals. I like how the video shows everyone doing their job. And Gillian Gilbert’s quintessential 1980s style. Radical.
Check this one out: