Darkness_Fish wrote:To be fair, New Order made some great songs. They just couldn't play them.
I loved seeing them in the 80s. Along with The Fall they were my fave live band.
I could quite happily sit and listen to their recorded output but would have been disappointed if they'd played a perfect copy of the records live. They could be a bit ramshackle but that's what made it interesting.
Oh, I get that, I bet being there is a completely different experience to a cold YouTube viewing at my to work desk. I've even heard YouTube footage of gigs I've been to, and thought the tracks sounded totally different. But apart from the really early live clips of New Order, I've always been disappointed with them. I think it's largely Barney. Voice, charisma, that kind of thing.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.