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Choon Choosday: New Order – The Beach

18 October, 2016

I’ve been listening to New Order and Joy Division quite a bit lately, and there are plenty of choices I could have made when I decided to link one of theirs this week. Blue Monday is the legendary tune that brought them to a mainstream audience, but to be honest it’s overplayed so much that even though I loved it and it was hugely exciting and new, I don’t really need to hear it again. Even Bernie Sumner used to introduce it as “that fookin song again” in the days they were still speaking to each other enough to play gigs.

The B-side, however, is a brilliantly inventive remix. It has all the elements of BM, including that magnificent synth bassline that defined New Order for so long, but it’s a refreshingly alternative version. In fact it’s a





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  1. I can remember dancing away to this and Blue Monday (mixed together) for about 20 minutes non-stop with friends at The Hacienda Club in Manchester – only went there a few times – legendary

    • What great nights they must have been. I never got to the Hacienda but it has an almost mythical status as THE best club

      • It was always packed, but never made any money – too many friends behind the bar – too many free drinks and free carry-outs. Disc jockeys and bands were tremendous.

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