13 Dec 2007, 18:53
I always get requests like this for my 'top' band. People just think of New Order
as the Bizarre Love Triangle band or the Blue Monday band but don't know the rest of their work. Every now and again I get an acquaintance who wants an introduction to them so they can see what all my fuss is about. And there lies the rub. How do I go about giving an impression that makes them purchasable?
Because, ultimately, I want them to sling some money towards the band/label, ergo making more demand for them (every person counts and all that).
I can say the fan base as a whole has lucked out with recent films like 24 Hour Party People and Control - the exposure, even if a little dramatic, is good for the catalogue.
I sat down and got together the tracks I would have wanted to hear were I first being introduced to the band. And no, it wasn't just a play by play of Substance
, although it's a pretty decent 2 disc set nonetheless.
From the early days, in no other order than first thought: