De byggede og viste vejen

New Order vil bare ikke finde sig i de slemme drive by-shootings på Nørrebro og i Storkøbenhavn længere. Derfor har Manchester-bandet overvundet enhver intern fjendlig stemning, gendannet sig, gennemgået en foryngelseskur (se billedet!), skrevet, indspillet og lynudsendt denne samvittighedsfulde nyklassiker om våben og venskab.

Okay, nej, det er selvfølgelig ikke sådan. Mere sandt og glædeligt er det til gengæld, at Barney, Hooky, Steven og Gillian netop har fået genudsendt samtlige deres 5 tidsdefinerende – Power, Corruption & Lies (1983), Low-life (1985) og Technique (1989) er alle uundværlige! – studiealbums fra 1980’erne i remastrede 2CD-udgaver med ekstramateriale i form af en bunke single-A-sider, ditto B-sider, et par outtakes og diverse 12′-remix. 

1963

It was january, 1963
When johnny came home with a gift for me
He said I bought it for you because I love you
And I bought it for you because it’s your birthday, too
He was so very nice, he was so very kind
To think of me at this point in time
I used to think of him, he used think of me
He told me to close my eyes
My gift would be a great surprise
I saw tears were in his eyes
He never meant to hurt me
Oh, god, johnny, don’t point that gun at me
There’s so many ways our lives have changed
But please, I beg, don’t do this to me
Johnny, don’t point that gun at me
Can I save my life at any price? 
For god’s sake won’t you listen to me? 

And though he was ashamed that he had took a life
Johnny came home with another wife
And he often remembered how it used to be
Before that special occasion, 1963
There was too many ways that you could kill someone
Like in a love affair, when the love is gone
He told me to close my eyes
My gift would be a great surprise
I saw hatred in his eyes
He never meant to hurt me
Oh, god, johnny, don’t point that gun at me
There’s so many ways our lives have changed
But please, I beg, don’t do this to me
Johnny, you keep on using me
Can I change my life for any price? 
Oh, johnny, won’t you listen to me? 

I just want you to be mine,
I don’t want this world to shine
I don’t want this bridge to burn
Oh, johnny, do you miss me? 
I just want to feel for you
I will always feel for you…

© New Order

4 tanker om “De byggede og viste vejen”

  1. Jeg ved ikke hvad der er mere bekymrende; at Hooky ville have lidt mere punch i lyden nu, eller at han tror hans mesterværk Low-Life hedder Love Vigilantes 😉

  2. Det minder mig ikke om den tvivlsomme Hollywood-praksis med farvelægning af andres sort/hvide-film. Derimod minder det mig om George Lucas’ gen-redigering af de gamle Stjernekrigs-film, hvor han har tilføjet computerskabte special effects.

    Da jeg læste, at Lucas var i gang med dette, blev jeg ked af det – nu er det pludselig slut med at se disse gamle science fiction-klassikere som de egentlig var. Men samtidig måtte jeg over for mig selv indrømme, at hvis nogen har lov til den slags, er det vel kun instruktøren selv.

  3. “As a DJ, I was getting increasingly annoyed because when I was playing Love Vigilante’s Perfect Kiss – not particularly Blue Monday because it’s so sonically reproduced – but a lot of the acoustic stuff sounded bad, so when we got the opportunity we thought; ‘At last, they’ll be beefy and meaty, just like the bands of today’.”

    En trist udvikling i stil med at farvelægge gamle sort/hvide filmklassikere, så de ligner “the films of today”. Godt man har beholdt sine gamle vinyl udgaver. Og man frygter ærlig talt det værste når f.eks. Beatles kataloget snart kommer i remastered udgaver.

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