Stellar Debut Single ‘CEREMONY’ By NEW ORDER Came Out 40 Years Ago

Top singles from the best…

14 January 2021

Band: NEW ORDER
Active: 1980–1993, 1998–2007, 2011–present

Single: CEREMONY – the stellar debut single,
one of their best accomplishments ever to my ears.
B-side: In A Lonely Place
Note: Both songs were written when still being
Joy Division before Ian Curtis‘ passing.

Released: 14 January 1981 – 40 years ago
Score: #1 on UK’s Alt Music Charts

Album: Movement

Here’s that diamond

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BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Astounding Singles Turning 40 In 2021

1. CEREMONY by NEW ORDER

Released: January 1981
Album: Movement

2. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN by THE CLASH

Released: 10 April 1981
Album: Sandinista!

3. (WE DON’T NEED THIS) FASCIST GROOVE THANG by HEAVEN 17

Released: 6 March 1981
Album: Penthouse And Pavement

4. PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW PIG BAG by PIGBAG

Released: May 1981
Stand-alone single.

5. JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH by DEPECHE MODE

Released: 7 September 1981
Album: Speak And Spell

BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Awesome Albums Turning 35 In 2021

– Throwing Muses – THROWING MUSES

Released: September 1986 – debut LP
AllMusic: “Throwing Muses’ self-titled 1986 debut is still a startling collision of punk energy, folky melodicism, and Kristin Hersh’s mercurial voice and lyrics… A powerful debut, Throwing Muses puts the work of most self-consciously “tortured” artists to shame; its fluid, effortless emotional shifts may not make for the most accessible music, but they’re unquestionably genuine.” Score: 5/5.

Stream here (10 consecutive audio clips)…

– Licensed to Ill – BEASTIE BOYS

Released: 15 November 1986 – debut LP
AllMusic: “Perhaps Licensed to Ill was inevitable, a white group blending rock and rap, giving them the first number one album in hip-hop history. But that reading of the album’s history gives short shrift to the Beastie Boys; producer Rick Rubin, and his label, Def Jam… The Beastie Boys fueled this record through their passion for subcultures, pop culture, jokes, and the intoxicating power of wordplay.” Score: 5/5.

Stream here…

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– Brotherhood – NEW ORDER

Released: 29 September 1986 – fourth LP
AllMusic: “This was a New Order with nothing more to prove – witness the tossed-off
lyrics – aside from continuing to make great music… the songs and the band’s production
had reached such a high level.
Score: 4/5.

Stream here…

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– Candy Apple Grey – HÜSKER DÜ

Released: March 1986 – fifth LP
AllMusic: “Moving to a major label doesn’t affect Hüsker Dü’s sound greatly — although the production is more full-bodied than Spot’s razor-thin work, the Hüskers don’t change their blazing attack at all.” Score: 3.5/5.

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– Your Funeral… My Trial – NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

Released: 3 November 1986 – fourth LP
AllMusic: “The Bad Seeds turn from the interpretive triumph of Kicking Against the Pricks to another strong high, the mostly-original ‘Your Funeral…My Trial’… Arguably Cave and company have by now so clearly established their overall style that the album is much more a refinement of the past than anything else, but so good is their work that resistance is near impossible.” Score: 4/5.

Stream here…

Spanish Directed Video Clip For Latest Single ‘BE A REBEL’ By NEW ORDER

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

3 December 2020

Synth-pop driven single BE A REBEL was NEW ORDER‘s first
new music (sounding old) since 2016 album Music Complete.

A quite eye-catching video clip made by Spanish director NYSU
rotates now on YouTube.

The band about the director: “We’d previously worked with NYSU from
Madrid when they created a memorable video for us to go with ‘Restless’
and their imagination and creativity with film really struck a chord with
the band.”

Watch right here…

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Take The Money And Run With Adidas – NEW ORDER Remixed Their Newest Single ‘BE A REBEL’

New sonic impulses

15 October 2020

It seems like the good old NEW ORDER are taking care of their pension. Last month they unleashed their first new track in five years with vintage NO synth stomper BE A REBEL and announced their collaboration with sportswear giant Adidas for a clothing range.

Recently they remixed the single to feature in a promo for
the band’s team-up with Adidas. Be a rebel? I don’t think so.
Take the money and run? Absolutely.

Bleep beep bleep beep…

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Oops. Sorry.

Five Firecrackers To STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND

12 September / 13 September 2020

Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…

‘Wonderful Hell’ by WAR ON WOMEN
Two years after their smashing LP Capture The Flag the Baltimore hardcore fanatics announced a new longplayer, out next month. Lead-single ‘Wonderful Hell’ is a metallic bang-up cry out for a better world. Stop the fascist creeeeep, let’s raise some hell is the muscled message. Time to act before the monster gets YOU!

‘Psychopath’s Monologue’ by THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA
This is what happens when Mr Hyde turns up at  midnight at your bed and scares
the shit out of you with some creepy stories while he dances around your bedroom
like a deranged maniac to this industrialized techno outburst.


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‘Mirror’ by HEY COLOSSUS feat. MARK LANEGAN (UK/US)
This collaborative song is a pitch-black slow moving serpent. Creepy, ominous
and enigmatic. A fitting piece for the twilight hours and for Lanegan‘s devilish voice.
New album Dances/Curses out 20 November. All info here.

‘Hell’s Teeth’ by PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS (Newcastle, UK)
Newcastle’s pig punch punks dropped an animated video clip for their newest
smack from their third album Viscerals. Expect a paranoid Black Sabbath drone.

‘Berlin’ by A CERTAIN RATIO (Manchester, UK)
Another electronic stomper from Manchester’s funky post-punk heroes’ upcoming
LP ACR LOCO their first in twelve years. It features the wonderful voice of Denise
Johnson
who sadly passed away last July.

 

New Music Complete – NEW ORDER Drop Synth Stomper ‘BE A REBEL’

New sonic impulses

9 September 2020

In normal times synth pop icons NEW ORDER would have been on tour
with Pet Shop Boys right now. But due to that awful coronavirus all shows
are postponed for a full year.

To keep us all dancing – in safe conditions – in the meantime the Manchester
band just dropped a brand new single called BE A REBEL. Their first new stuff
since 2018 album Music Complete.

“In tough times we wanted to reach out with a new song. We can’t play live for
a while, but music is still something we can all share together. We hope you enjoy
it … until we meet again.”
said maestro Bernard Sumner in a statement.

Close your eyes and pretend you’re at a beach somewhere in Ibiza…

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