Thursday, June 4

Believe In A Land Of Love: New Order's Low-Life 30 Years On

"'It's bollocks.' The time is a May Saturday night in Slough in 1985. The scene is the kind of house party that will force the host's parents to question their decision to go away for the weekend. All around is evidence of the evening's excess: crumpled beer cans, overflowing ashtrays, red wine leaving its damage on a carpet. Hapless lads are being rebuffed by girls who know they can do better, and the usual scuffles are occurring at the stereo as compilation tapes struggle to get played in their entirety. Meanwhile, I'm enthusing about New Order's recently released third album, Low-Life to my friend Henry and he's having none of it. ..."
The Quietus (Video)

2009 February: New Order, 2011 May: Movement, 2011 October: Low-Life, 2011 December: Brotherhood, 2012 May: Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division, 2012 September: Power, Corruption & Lies (1983).