Favorite Manchester Bands #2 - New Order

@teamfreak16 (41406)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
December 15, 2017 2:41pm CST
I had to take a day off due to extreme busyness, but it's time to resume my countdown of my favorite bands from Manchester, England, the reason being that I have never heard a band from Manchester that I haven't liked. We are at #2: New Order. Guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris were three fourths of legendary post punk band Joy Division, until that band's vocalist, Ian Curtis, committed suicide in 1980. It's fairly common knowledge, but the members of Joy Division agreed to kill the name if anyone left the band. Staying true to their word, the three reformed later that year as New Order, recruiting Morris' girlfriend (later,wife,) Gillian Gilbert on keyboards, and Sumner assuming vocal duties, mainly because he sounds nothing like Curtis. Both an electronic dance band and an alternative guitar rock group, New Order's dance smash, "Blue Monday," is the biggest selling 12-Inch single in history (and best dance song ever made, as far as I'm concerned.) Unfortunately, the band didn't see a dime, as all profits went to keep a failing Manchester nightclub that they owned with Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, The Hacienda, afloat. Unfortunately, Peter Hook is no longer in the band, and he and Sumner are bickering like school children. I have linked to a live performance by the original lineup, on the BBC2 show, Whistle Test, of my favorite New Order song, "Sunrise." I've seen New Order twice, and they reproduce really well in concert. Other than Sumner changing his guitar riffage, this is the case here. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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@amadeo (73357)
• United States
15 Dec
thank you Scott.Did enjoy the video there.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Dec
Sweet! Glad you liked it.
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@amadeo (73357)
• United States
15 Dec
@teamfreak16 yes I did enjoyed it
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• United States
16 Dec
I don't think I've heard this before, but they were really wailing on those guitars, and it sounded really good.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Dec
It wasn't released as a single, so unless you listened to the Low-Life album, odds are you wouldn't have heard it.
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@TRBRocks420 (82802)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Dec
Pretty awesome video, hopefully they can settle their differences.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Dec
They don't seem able to put it behind them. Unfortunately.
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@FourWalls (15254)
• United States
16 Dec
Can’t believe these guys made the list. And, as usual, it’s always sad to see the band members fight over petty things. Look at all the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions that have been essentially ruined by such nonsense. (Hope Peter Cetera enjoyed sitting at home while the band that made him famous was inducted.). Now I’ve gotta go listen to “Blue Monday” while I walk on the treadmill!!!
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Dec
At least without Peter Cetera they wouldn't have had to do their 80's stuff. Yuck.
• Quezon City, Philippines
15 Dec
Nice. Thank you for sharing this awesome video.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Dec
You're quite welcome.
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@JohnRoberts (63203)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Dec
Duh! One of the all time greats of the 80s. You can't think 80s new wave without including New Order.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Dec
Amazing that they were in two highly influential bands. Not many can say that.
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@jstory07 (69981)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Dec
I really enjoyed that video.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Dec
I'm glad you liked it.