Friday, August 01, 2008

Jeff's Jukebox: C-1

C-1: "Bizarre Love Triangle," New Order

Sticking with European dance pop. New Order has been around even longer than Pet Shop Boys, rising from the ashes of Joy Division after Ian Curtis committed suicide in 1980. It's probably fair to say that they ended up more popular than Joy Division ever had a chance to be. When their career began in 1981, they sounded a lot like Joy Division, but over the years they stretched out, melding a dance beat with post-punk and coming up with something that sounded both familiar and original at the same time.

I'd have to say this is my favorite song of theirs, although I prefer the album arrangement to this one.

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