Re: Ian Curtis' legacy
posted at 11/9/2011 10:44 AM EST
In Response to Re: Ian Curtis' legacy
[QUOTE]Hey, all, thanks. I didn't really learn about New Order until the 90's when they had a hit single here and I bought the album, Republic . I love that album, too, and that's what got me started on them. The song "Regret" was a huge hit and I still think it's an amazing song and can listen to it ad nauseum; the rest of the album is pretty damn near perfect, too. NO coincided with my love affair with the Pet Shop Boys; I was so fixated on them at the time, I never went back to older albums with NO, I just went forward. (Note: The Pet Shop Boys' "actually" is one of my favorite albums) Knowledge of Joy Division didn't hit me until later when one of my music expert friends clued me in. What is the "Substance" compilation, Matty?
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Also a PSB fan, although not as much as my wife who saw them multiple times back in the day. Different aesthetics and approaches, a bit less guitar oriented (and more unabashedly romantic), but all-around outstanding club music.
Both Joy Division and New Order produced compilation albums entitled "Substance", within months of each other around '87 or so. (JD's was posthumous, obviously.) Some of the songs are 12" or remixes. During some allnighter studio sessions, I would put all of the CDs on shuffle and play them continuously. Transcendant.
It should be noted that alternate versions of many songs of both bands exist, so what is heard from one album/comp to another can vary. As a music geek, I find this strangely compelling.
@polar - ditto on Electronic...masterful stuff.