Monday, May 19, 2008

New Order new school/old school/out of school...


Alas, if Peter Hook is to be believed, last time I checked, New Order are no longer together. Funny thing seems to be that it was Anton Corbjin's suggestions about the Control soundtrack that helped bring the band to it's knees. Ironic that the man who took some of the most iconic shots of the band, and did their most iconic video (for "Atmosphere"), somehow accidentally helped "off" the band that sprung from Joy Division's ashes by making suggestions as he was doing a movie ABOUT Joy Division... phew... that was a sentence and a half! That's probably unfair... tensions in New Order have been high since the early years and the band has imploded repeatedly... so it probably wasn't Corbjin's fault. Bernard Sumner and Hooky have always seemed to differ on what New Order is/was all about but...

THAT is not the point of this post! Once upon a time electro pioneer Arthur Baker met up with New Order and recorded one of their best known songs called "Confusion". Arthur Baker had been the force behind "Planet Rock" and the young band apparently felt that sound was something that they felt fit with their music. This song has had an impact repeatedly since its original release and that's what I wanted to highlight.

Their have been AMAZING remixes of this song (one of the best done by my boy Larry Tee) but I thought I'd post an old one and a new one just to show you how this songs influence endures... New Order are amazing... more than amazing...

Also amazing... the opening scene of Blade where this song made it's imprint on the world a decade after its release. I'm posting the remix from this amazing scene that makes raves seem as awesome as they really are... but with blood... and swords...



New Order- "Confusion (Pump Panel Reconstruction Remix)" YSI

New Order- "Confusion (Pump Panel Reconstruction Remix)" Rapidshare

Now... this is a little newer... and I cannot justify slighting Ricardo Villalobos by putting this up as a "never ending download" a la Rapidshare... the point of this site is to PROMOTE music, not to "pirate it". So I'm willing to put up a 100 download, 7 day YSI link to help promote his music. Please, if you enjoy this please pick it up...

New Order- "Confusion (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)" YSI

Here's the original...


Hope you enjoyed this flashback/flashforward... I'll be back soon with a Radioactive Man post that will blow your socks off... see you soon!

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1 comment:

Will C. said...

Any idea where to buy the Villalobos remix? It's pretty great stuff.