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New Order Split

It’s as close to official as it can get.  Sounds like nobody was meant to say anything but Peter Hook let it slip last week, and confirmed it on his MySpace page yesterday:

"so i went on and lo and behold mentioned the N>O> split so i suppose because it was me sayin it it was out at last. im relieved really hated carryin on as normal with an awful secret"

So how do I pick one song to post to mark the passing of my all time favourite group of all time?

If I had a recording of it, I’d post the dreadful version of State of the Nation that "my band" performed at Kirby Muxloe Church Hall circa 1991.  With a bonus added rap - I kid you not.  There’s many reasons I don’t have a career in music.  For this travesty, even though it was a one-off, I’m very very sorry indeed.

Thankfully, this will have to do.  Incidentally, this is also the song I want played at my funeral.

On that happy note…

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3 comments to New Order Split

  • Having spent the vast majority of the last week buried in the finer details of my university dissertation, a blog post from Chris alerted me to an (alleged) piece of news that is of significant interest.
    New Order are, apparently, splitting up for good…

  • Firstly I apologise for personally monopolising the bottom half of your blog with this post and the trackback.

    Secondly, I presume you have the seventeen minute version of Elegia?

  • I have had it in the past, I don’t actually know whether it perished in my great hard disk accident though. One day I’ll send it off for data recovery and see if anything is salvageable.

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