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Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 Aug 2018, 13:36

To be fair, New Order made some great songs. They just couldn't play them.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 Aug 2018, 13:38

Age and experience didn't really work in their favour, either.

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Odd band.
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Postby Deebank » 08 Aug 2018, 18:10

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.
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Postby The Modernist » 08 Aug 2018, 18:20

Copehead wrote:[]

I believe we may have to instruct you in the way that songs are supposed to rhyme and scan in popular music hence:


I look like Robert De Niro, I drive a Mitsubishi Zero


Rhymes and scans whereas the more correct, in terms of Mitsubishi automobile output:

I look like Robert De Niro, I drive a Mitsubishi Lancer


Doesn't.


Then " I look like I've got cancer, I drive a Mitsubishi Lancer" would've been better ..and more accurate.

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Postby The Modernist » 08 Aug 2018, 18:23

The Velvet Underground wrote:

ineptitude > charms


I love that song.

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Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 08 Aug 2018, 19:03

I like it too, but as I've said countless times before, most of us could do a better job if we were given a couple of grand and a studio for 24 hours.
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"Thieves Like Us" is absolutely fucking stellar - the intro alone is Golden.


Anyone who doesn't hear that must be completely tone fucking deaf.
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Diamond Dog wrote:"Thieves Like Us" is absolutely fucking stellar - the intro alone is Golden.


Anyone who doesn't hear that must be completely tone fucking deaf.


Just like Bernard Sumner, then.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Count Machuki » 08 Aug 2018, 19:34

John Coan, couple of grand, and a studio for 24 hours

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New Order


Should I start the thread?
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Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Aug 2018, 19:34

The Modernist wrote:
Copehead wrote:[]

I believe we may have to instruct you in the way that songs are supposed to rhyme and scan in popular music hence:


I look like Robert De Niro, I drive a Mitsubishi Zero


Rhymes and scans whereas the more correct, in terms of Mitsubishi automobile output:

I look like Robert De Niro, I drive a Mitsubishi Lancer


Doesn't.


Then " I look like I've got cancer, I drive a Mitsubishi Lancer" would've been better ..and more accurate.


Or even "Copey's a fucking chancer, who drives a Mitsubishi Lancer".
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Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 08 Aug 2018, 19:39

Count Machuki wrote:John Coan, couple of grand, and a studio for 24 hours

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New Order


Should I start the thread?


oh, I'd do BETTER

I was talking about the rest of you :)
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Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Aug 2018, 20:23

The Velvet Underground wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:"Thieves Like Us" is absolutely fucking stellar - the intro alone is Golden.


Anyone who doesn't hear that must be completely tone fucking deaf.


Just like Bernard Sumner, then.


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Postby Copehead » 08 Aug 2018, 22:16

The Modernist wrote:
Copehead wrote:[]

I believe we may have to instruct you in the way that songs are supposed to rhyme and scan in popular music hence:


I look like Robert De Niro, I drive a Mitsubishi Zero


Rhymes and scans whereas the more correct, in terms of Mitsubishi automobile output:

I look like Robert De Niro, I drive a Mitsubishi Lancer


Doesn't.


Then " I look like I've got cancer, I drive a Mitsubishi Lancer" would've been better ..and more accurate.


We're onto something here, I know Billy ( I follow him on Twitter ) I'll let him know we are re-writing Sexuality for automobile pedants. He'll be thrilled.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Copehead » 08 Aug 2018, 22:19

Deebank wrote:
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.


The unreliability of their equipment in a live setting was part of the whole thrill of it. They could have just used a backing tape like everyone else did.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 Aug 2018, 22:19

Deebank wrote:
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.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 Aug 2018, 22:20

Not sure why anyone would think I'd be after sonic perfection, tbh.
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Postby Phenomenal Cat » 16 Aug 2018, 03:39

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Postby Charlie O. » 16 Aug 2018, 04:09

Phenomenal Cat wrote:

For some reason I was thinking "How would Randy Newman have done this?" before it even got to the chorus.
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 16 Aug 2018, 14:38

That's just embarrassing. Lyrical sentiment aside (and I can easily imagine Pfi%er picking this up for a [email protected]@ ad) it sounds like every stale popular "authentic" musical piece of shit that has polluted the radio waves over the past ten years.
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