19 November 2005

Weekend Live Music

New Order Radio 1 & BBC2 session "Saturday Live"/"Rock Around the Clock" - 25 August 1984

For New Order's appearance on BBC2's special Rock Around The Clock, the sound wasn't strictly "good", but the real problem was Bernard Sumner, merrily 'speeding off his nut'. "He was singing badly off-key, and you could see people in the control room wincing." explains associate John Barrett. "You can hear him telling drummer Steve to speed up, even on slow songs like In A Lonely Place. In one song he changed the words to, 'I wish someone would tell me what the fuck we should do.' Typical New Order, highly entertaining."
1. "Sooner Than You Think"
2. "Blue Monday"
3. "Age of Consent"
4. "In a Lonely Place"
5. "Temptation"

New Order Live at the Red Parrot in Perth, Australia - 21 February 1987
(these tracks are in mono)
1. "Blue Monday"
2. "In a Lonely Place"
3. "Elegia"
4. "Sister Ray"

Other randoms:
"Thieves Like Us" - 11 minute version performed at the Hacienda in Manchester, 20 July 1983
"Love Will Tear Us Apart - first performance of this song by New Order at Tower Ballroom in Birmingham, 9 May 1983
"Ceremony" - at the G-MEX in Manchester, 19 July 1986 (Ian McCulloch on vocals)

(all are from here where there are lots of goodies)

Past EAR FARM Weekend Live Music has included live songs/sets by Sublime, Spoon, Ween, The Unicorns, and My Bloody Valentine.