/ New Order - maybe earliest film of the band? Al?
I'm more interested to know whether Al Evans was one of the cameramen :-)
That was great, thanks for posting. From certain angles Bernard looked spookily like Ian.
Also great. Loved the drumming, is there a drum machine in the mix or is it just Stephen Morris being precise and motorik?
New Order were just a shadow of Joy Division.
I saw some film of New Order on YouTube where Stephen's drumstick movements were all jittery. May have been the vagaries of YouTube compression, or the cheap filming back in the day, but essentially he was too fast to be filmed properly :-)
What do you mean?
Ha! I wondered coz of their history of early use of electronics in 'rock' music, Blue Monday obviously, and earlier experiments.
yeah. I don't know, sorry. It's one I've pondered too...i.e. why did they ever bother with any drum machines, when they had Stephen Morris :-)
Seen them so many times since the 80s and still adore them. Went to the Apollo a couple of years back (with my son) which was ace even without Hooky. They were a lot more grateful for the audience than they were back in the day!!
Everything's Gone Green
Has any band in history produced a run of early singles as good as this sequence?
No drum machine!!
This song was apparently being worked before Ian Curtis died.
I got backstage around this time and met them all. I even dictaphoned the whole conversation but like a dick have lost the bloody tape :(
20-odd years ago my sister's then-boyfriend found that he was behind Barney in a queue at motorway services petrol station, and was able to say nothing more than "fookin' 'ell! IN THE FLESH". Barney took a few moments to remember that he was a "celebrity" apparently :-)
A friend of mine bumped into him on the top of the Glyders!!
First album maybe but then they re-invented themselves. I rate both of the bands as two of the best ever. Superb stuff.
It's no coincidence so much of today's indie music bears their hallmark. Great band in either incarnation
If I start looking at New Order videos on Youtube I'll lose the afternoon...
Love this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VcGJZpfl1c
Brilliant track - superb drumming from Stephen Morris but WTF does Barney look like !!! Mind you I guess it coincided with the very short period where Wham were cool.
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