a blog of blether & grooves 2006-2013, now largely abandoned: it was a blast, it really was
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Evening Mr H, very wet and windy out.I'll have a pint of Pride an all Glo and an OVD straight just to take the chill off.Not my bag Davy but I defend your right to play it but the mention of extended disco classics fills me full of forboding.
BECAUSE OF YOU THIS SERIES DIED.Cheers and that.
PPS: Wasn't the BB label design coooool. Wouldn't be allowed now, obvs.
You can't blame your pish music taste on me
I miss work do's a little.Back in the day when I was an apprentice joiner we had some mental Christmas nights out in the town. Never, ever thought that I would look back fondly on those.
Sadly, not having been an apprentice joiner, I always seemed to be sat next to Barry from Accounts
I once woke up the following day in a flat in a tower block in Greenock with no recollection of how I got there.Happy days
This is a CHOON. Still have my 12 inch - of this record that is, fnar fnar.Hated bloody AEIOU though, God that was annoying.
AEIOU used the same drum pattern as New Order's Confusion.Everyone knows that.I was also going to say that the label's cool.Gloria- shout 'em please love.
AEIOU is AWFUL - like a different band really. I never liked 'Confusion' either! I must be that drum pattern averse
I loved Confusion, some of the mixes are brilliant
Does this pub we meet in on a Friday have a name? I still miss the Shady Lady on Oxford Rd.
You know that point in the pub - when you go to the Gents - and you have to use the other hand to lean against the wall in front.How many 'units' is it before that happens?
Less, with age.
Lowlife was top stuff- '85. Love Vigilantes, Elegia, Sunrise, Perfect Kiss, Face Up.
SA - it's the feckin Ghost Of Electricity FFS.Drew - I'm sure, and please send any, but I think for me that whole period was a massive downstep from 'On a thousand islands in the sea/I see a thousand people just like me' etc.I think I'm with the late lamented Colin blogger in that, for me, nothing New Order did after 1984 was in any way as good as everything they did beforehand.Hawley, this is a turning into a classic boys blethering about bollocks pub conversation - more all round Glo, and some crisps.
These comments have gotten out of order somehow.
And no need to FFS me.
And can someone check on Dickie in the bogs?
Sorry SA x
He's collapsed into the urinal. its a risk with the old trough style ones. Jeans are a bit wet. And you shouldn't wear suede shoes at this time of year.
Better ring his Missus. She'll have to come and get him. Again.
That's bollocks Davy, what about Regret and any way Confusion was 1983!
Thieves Like us too.
I'm listening to some Berlin techno tonight, it's driving the boys nuts. Magic
And Bizarre Love Triangle. That deserves a FFS Davy!
OK, I'll accept 1985 - 'Thieves Like Us' is one of my faves and best and I can't count. 'Regret' - tremendous: the last great NO record in fact. Look, I'm not saying nothing was good after 84/5 (ha!) I'm saying MOST OF IT WASNAE UP TAE PREVIOUS STANDAIRDS
hE CAN MEK IS OWN WAY OME, THE BASTERD- dENISE VAN DYKE (MRS)
Good luck on 'Strictly' tomorrow Denise x
Only if you are a miserable "woes me", long coat wearing sociology student or the like. I liked New Order when they got less miserable and started necking E, lyrics were still shite tho'.Duty free Havana Reserva going down a treat.Do you think we should mibbie pick Dickie up out the trough before he starts eating those bright yellow things that they put in there?
Dickie- she said no. Kind of.
I love you. I do.GLORIA. Get everyone in here a drink.And get that Kim Wilde one as well. Chubbier and more nasal than I rmember, but still worth a squirt.Pass me that bar towel. Got piss on me hand. Lost control of me undercarriage. And fuckin buttons on jeans. It's 1986 now FFS. Zips have been invented.Has Colin died then?davy - what's that shite on the jukey? Mixes. Extended disco. Drum patterns. Have I woken up in the head of that Buggles man?Southern Freez? I went ovewr on me arse this morning. Black ice see. Oop north.
You're going to need the IRN Bru in the morning Dickie and maybe something to pacify the better half.Virtual blogger office parties, you cannae whack them, eh?
I'm jes more 'post-punk' than yous Drew
Pineapple chunks! What? In 'ere?I used to sing to the wife, 'Denise Denise. Oh with your eyes so blue'.That's when she stabbed me.
For sure Davy but then again we can't all be as street as wot I is.
OK, my all time New Order Top Ten...1. 'Ceremony' (1981)2. 'Leave Me Alone'(1983)3. 'Temptation' (1982)4. 'Dreams Never End' (1981)5. 'Thieves Like Us'(1985)6. 'Procession' (1981)7. 'Regret' (1993)8. 'Lonesome Tonight' (1985)8. 'Your Silent Face' (1983)9. 'Age Of Consent' (1983)10.'Blue Monday' (1983)
Better get them again. Then we can have a dance. Eh mate got any New Order?
What about Everythings Gone Green?I'm fed up with these fecking Captchas
TAXI FOR VAN DYKE
*plays 'Everything's Gone Green' for first time in ages...waits for dry roasteds*
Procession but no BLT, nonsense
Your NO top ten then please Drewster
(Bet it'll have loads of hip dance mixes in it I've never heard, hipster)
Anyone enjoying the Freeez?
Kim Wilde still TT in London btw, four hours now
World In Motion? .. or is that the beer makin it spin.A Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato for drew, please Glo. (Heavy on the mistletoe). (But Easy on the camel toe)Laters.davy. Will Gupta mind if I get in his cab wiv a donner?
I'm stopping the mini NO-fest you lads have inspired to play 'Kids In America' - woh-oh!
NO KEBAB NO GAYBOY NO VOMITTY BOYS - YOU KNOW RULES!!!- GUPTACABZ
1 BLT2 Blue Monday3 Your Silent Face4 Regret5 Temptation6 Confusion 7 Run 8 Love Vigilantes9 Everything's Gone Green10 Round and RoundThis is not including remixes
you know last week when someone said something about pubs and sobriety... well that.everyone knows new order went rubbish after that second peel session. they just did. and they never made a record as totally ace as southern freeez neither. but then few folk did. fizzy water when you're going please...
Sobriety is ok but you really need to stop the mind bending chemicals Ally!
Lee's got 'Hanging On A String' going on tonight too Ms A.*gets fizz water*My Joy Division Top Ten coming up. Perhaps.
Nooo. DONNA! You know. Gloria's mate. Labia shaped like a roof-tiler's nail bag.Ey up lads. Ally's here. Lancashire's finest. Sober. (Wince) She's comin over. Put the marrow down SA. Straighten the cravat davy. Wheest your New Order protestations drew."Fizzy Council pop over here Glo. Jug handle with dimples"."OOH you say the nicest things Dickie"
1. Love Will Tear Us Apart2. Atmosphere3. Shadowplay4. Twenty Four Hours5. Heart And Soul6. New Dawn Fades7. Transmission8. Passover9. She's Lost Control10.Decades
TAXI FOR VAN DYKE I SAY TAXI FOR VAN DYKE
Life's too short to work out the least glum Joy Division songs
Kinnel. nigh on 60 comments - and not even a picture of a large-breasted, semi-naked French lass. Just a blurry black n white photo of a label with a bird sucking on a giant transluscent eucharist.
Darcy barges in with his anorak on. I bought the album when it first came out, and I mean when it first came out. I happened to dig it out a couple of weeks ago to compare it to another one I had bought at a Booty (sad I know)and found my original copy was on the Pink Rythm (sic) label. Also I found a little flyer in the sleeve introducing the band, which I don't remember ever seeing before - that made my day, it took me 30+ years to find it! A bit of research indicated there were only a 1000 copies pressed. I'll get me coat. Oh I already have it on, zipped up tight right under the chin!Choon! (tis wot they say nowadays innit?)
*falls at Darcy's feet and worships him as a god - again*
Darcy is rather impressive Davy, but people are gonna start talking about you and all this swooning and worshipping
I am having his love child (limited release on an obscure Memphis label)
Incidentally, in the real world, still waiting for eldest daughter's return from school trip to the WW1 battlefields at Ypres. She left at 4:45am! Back at 11:30pm, barring action from French lorry drivers, etc.
I bet that was some trip. Never been myself. Must.
*plays Eric Bogle's 'No Man's Land'*
Been a couple of times Mr H. Spent a week doing the Normandy beaches and Flanders about twenty odd years ago. The Menin Gate sticks in my memory for two reason. Firstly my grandfather fought at Ypres and survived but two cousins were killed and i managed to find one of there names on the memorial but the 20:00 last post really got to me and I remember tears streaming down my facewhich I couldn't stop.Sorry for bringing the mood down
Hot news from the world of music: Darcy & DavyH's Love Child will be released next month on the tiny Hensarys label with the release# 2550* (a short gestation, birth would have been even quicker but the parents-to-be have to get their priorities right - there are festivities in the offing to be enjoyed first). * Hensarys 2550 was the 'prove I'm not a robot' from my previous comment which I thought sounded like an obscure single!
As long as it sounds nothing like PIR 13 A2301 it will be okay
Had hoped that was a genuine catalogue number actually Darce, feel a bit let down tbh.She's gone to the Menin Gate Drew - and they've attended the last post. And had a v.long coach journey back I imagine.
Which one's that Drew?Oh god Davy, I feel a Corrie style crisis brewing.
It's by the Jones Girls, Darcy!
DOOM BOOM DOOM BE DOOM
Sorry went outside for a cig. Lasted 2 hours. Where were we? No & JD top ten will have to wait. Took a trip to Ypres a few years ago. Hit me hard. Shook Ypres mud off my boots on the ferry home. Made me think about those that never did. Aussie choir singing Abide With Me at Tyne Cot. Strong stuff. Has Gloria rung the bell yet?Hi Ally.
I bought this when it came out. Still got it. More of the same please.
ill remind you of a New Order classic which i had never really ranked but which they played during the gig in dublin this year. 586. a bastard, in a good way, of a song
Eeuurgghh!Morning all. Slept in the shed. Good news is I have found Trotsky's icepick. It's stuck in my temple.
Don't you hate it when you leave before the party gets going? That's what 'appens when you live in a different time zone.Yes, 'Confusion' was rubbish as New Order never did anything as good as 'Southern Freez' but, 'Everything's Gone Green' and 'Temptation' were rather tasty. the 12 inch versions of course.On the JD front I was always very partial to 'Dead Souls' - that wall of guitars and the word 'Conquistadors' in the lyrics (!)
I agree with London Lee about Dead Souls. And also Novelty- the best recorded bass and drums ever.
How did eldest daughter get on Davy?
She had a good day thank you Drew. She was chosen with two others to lay a wreath at the Menin Gate. She said the Last Post was very moving.And she bought some Belgian chocolate.
Belgian chocolate, nearly as good as Belgian beer. I'm glad she had a good day.
I'm late to this party, but I strongly share Davy's general preference for the first few years of New Order, as well as some of his specific ones - I'd take Procession over Biz Love Tri too! Maybe you had to be there, but there really was something magically eccentric about those early releases - yeah, the epic 12" version of Temptation was great, but the completely different 33 rpm 7" version had its own wonky sound that was tops; mind-bending B-sides like In a Lonely Place for Ceremony and Procession for Everything's Gone Green where the band seemed to spin the limitations of their instruments and playing into gold:10 fave NO tracks in no particular orderCeremonyThe VillageTemptationIn A Lonely PlaceElegiaProcessionConfusionLonesome TonightYour Silent FaceAge Of ConsentBlue MondayMy 10 JD faves are more or less the same as Davy's, although I'd drop Passover for either Wilderness or Isolation.In case anyone's not come across it, an early New Orderish 1982/1983 track from a little-known, Canadian band, Moev is worth a listen: http://youtu.be/XNEu_B9Bzac.