Perhaps I was a late bloomer to the ways of New Order. I knew Bizarre Love Triangle. Didn’t everyone? But it wasn’t until the Trainspotting Soundtrack when it hit me. Temptation. It was around that time when I started thinking about writing my own music. I soon realized there was a lot more going on than simple dance beats synced to a MIDI synth.
Peter Hook revolutionized how a bass was to be played and complimented it over guitar and synth combinations. Stephen Morris played drums more accurately than a drum machine ever could yet was a splendid and innovative programmer. Gillian Gilbert played and programmed synths like keyboardists always should have. And Bernard Sumner, while not the greatest live singer, laid it down in the studio with his simple guitar lines.
Above what they contributed to individually New Order popularized dance music in popular music without even flinching.
- Ceremony (Ceremony 12″)
- Your Silent Face (Power, Corruption and Lies)
- Love Vigilantes (Low-Life)
- Temptation (Temptation 12″)
- Dreams Never End (Movement)
- Regret (Republic)
- 1963 (True Faith B-Side)
- Age of Consent (Power, Corruption and Lies)
- Run (Technique)
- Blue Monday – 88 (Blue Monday 12″)