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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Something's Got A Hold On Me


This song was released thirty years ago today. Let's not get hung up on its age or the passing of time but celebrate a band in their absolute pomp releasing records that changed the world you lived in. New Order come in after the titles and thirty seconds of Gary Davies...



And because the video was pretty significant too...




9 comments:

drew said...

bloody scary, that. Feels like maybe, ten years ago, fifteen at a push.

TheRobster said...

30 years? Three decades??? Mummy!! I'm frightened...

Walter said...

Can't believe but it is true. Seems like I am getting into the age I didn't want to go to in my youngest days. But anyway, I raise my glass to this song that made my days decades ago.
Cheers

Swiss Adam said...

Age ain't nothing but a number.

Brian said...

I think of this song as their later stuff. Yikes! Quite possibly my favorite NO song.

Anonymous said...

i know Bernard couldn't carry on in the Ian Curtis role (although he did try on the 'Movement' LP) and it is amazing that New Order arose from the ashes of Joy Division. They were sonically very innovative, but hey Bernard wrote some really awful lyrics and the nursery rhyme delivery teeters on the edge of Stock, Aitken & Waterman. or am i missing the point?

Swiss Adam said...

I think you'd be right about some of Bernard's lyrics, especially some of the rhymes- although occasionally he nails it, this song being one of those occasions I think. Its a long way from Ian Curtis' lyrics but its also difficult to imagine New Order's songs without Bernard's words.

suggestedformaturereaders said...

Oddly I saw this video preceding a screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? at the Odeon in Manchester, along with Minnie the Moocher by the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra. Never seen pop videos before a movie before or since.

Anonymous said...

I saw Domino Dancing before Missippi Burning. Must have been an 80s thing.
Swiss Adam