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Sunday, 9 July 2017

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This is a New Order rarity which a friend posted on social media recently which I had forgotten about- I don't have a decent quality rip so there's just the video...



In 1982 Tony Wilson asked New Order for twenty minutes of 'pap' to be played at the opening night of the Hacienda (May 21st 1982). Bernard and Stephen went away and got stuck into the drum machine and synths and came up with this which became known as Prime 5 8 6 (or Video 5 8 6). It is twenty minutes of pulsing rhythm and synthesizers, significant mainly because parts of it later became the version of 5 8 6 on Power, Corruption And Lies, Ultraviolence (off the same album) and Blue Monday (you don't need me to tell you anything about Blue Monday). The band gave it to Touch Magazine who put it out in two parts on cassette in 1982 and then on cd in 1997.

In the picture, a stunning shot of Gillian Gilbert on stage in Brussels, April 1982.

11 comments:

TheRobster said...

Adam, I have the CD single which I ripped at 320 just for you. It's a biggie... https://pixeldra.in/u/7NNsWK

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks Robster, you're a gent. I'll grab that later.

Brian said...

Keep those Factory factoids coming. Can't get enough!

Swiss Adam said...

I'm sure I'll keep coming back to Factory as long as I'm doing this Brian.

Michael Doherty said...

It's a fine piece of music. Fantastic pic of Gillian too, any idea who took it?

Anonymous said...

Philippe Carly was the photographer Michael. Belgian I'm guessing.
Swiss Adam

Michael Doherty said...

Cheers Adam, just had a look at his website and checked the nearly 200 New Order photos. Some amazing photos, didn't recognise Gillian in the first few as she had long, crimped hair. http://www.newwavephotos.com/slideshow.php?name=NewOrder&num=&sl=42&type=D

Echorich said...

Video 586 is a thing of beauty...New Order crossing into real industrial, hard synth territory. The rubbery quality of the bass synth lines is just wonderful speaker destroying quality.

Swiss Adam said...

I'll have a look at those pictures tomorrow Michael. Nice find.

Walter said...

Beautiful and outstanding. Can't get enough of this beautiful crossing of industrial synth sound. Far ahead of their times. Thank you and Robster for this.

Luca said...

Thanks to all involved from me too.