New Order

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Performance on Top of the Pops (UK)

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Manchester, England

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  • New Order is an English rock band, founded in 1980, by the members of the separated band Joy Divison, after the suicide of their lead singer Ian Curtis. The early version of New Order, was very similar to Joy Division, but they could later find a very special distinctive sound. Their sound has been usually described as a fusion between electronic music and post punk. New Order started with Bernard Sumner(guitarist, keyboardist and lead singer), Peter Hook(bass) and Stephen Morris(drums). In 1981 Gillian Gilbert(actual Stephen's wife) joined them, as the new keyboardist, but left the band in 2001, to take care of her son, who's going trough a dangerous sickness. As a replacement, Phil Cunningham joined, to take charge of the keyboard and guitar.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Warsaw

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Manchester, England

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    • Bernard Sumner: It's the heart and soul of New Order that's important. If something sounds like a pastiche, that's not good enough.

    • Bernard Sumner: It's quite a journey we've been on. We tend to just ramble on. It's hard to choose a starting point.

    • Bernard Sumner: The story of New Order is all about learning from our mistakes. I've been watching that series about Jamie Oliver setting up his restaurant and he's doing exactly what we did with the Hacienda. The similarities are amazing.

    • Bernard Sumner: One thing we've vowed never to do is repeat ourselves. In the Joy Division days, we weren't aware of such things as your typical verse-chorus-verse-bridge-chorus arrangement. We ended up with some really good songs because we were naive to all of that. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was a good example.

    • Peter Hook: (talking about Waiting for the Sirens' Call)If I'm gonna make any general statement about New Order's music, it would be that these days, it's much more layered and also very balanced. In the old days, it was a bit wilder, but now --I don't think smoothed out is the right phrase, but it's definitely polished.

    Trivia (18)

    • The U.S. release of "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" was originally scheduled to include a different vocal mix of the track "Guilt Is a Useless Emotion."

    • New Order's single "Krafty", was inspired by the band Kraftwerk.

    • New Order has never been a band to shy away from technology, most notably in the area of digital recording.

    • In 1993, after a string of hugely successful albums and world tours, New Order went on what was reported as a temporary hiatus during several rumors of fighting amongst the band.

    • Critics and the evidence say Bernard Sumner's voice is better on the last two albums, than in the first ones.

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