Confusion (Pump Panel Reconstruction mix) (10:09)

Cover of (The Rest Of) New Order

From (The Rest Of) New Order and 4 other releases

“Confusion” is a single released by British group New Order in August with the catalogue number FAC 93. It was the follow-up to their massive club hit “Blue Monday” and is unique for having both Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner playing bass guitars on it. The song is produced by influential New York DJ Arthur Baker. As a result it was recorded in New York, unusual for the band (though in September 1980 the band, as a three-piece, recorded the first versions of “Ceremony” and “In a Lonely Place” at E. A.R.S. (Eastern Artists Recording Studio) East Orange, New Jersey USA). Three remixes served as B-sides on the initial 12” release: “Confused Beats”, “Confusion Instrumental” and “Confusion Rough Mix”.

A re-recorded “Confusion” as well as the original “Confusion Instrumental” appear on the group’s 1987 Substance release. The track reappeared on the 1995 remix collection (The Rest Of) New Order as a radical remix by Pump Panel. This new version was used in 1998 as part of the Blade film soundtrack, appearing toward the start of the film. An edit of the Rough Mix represents the single on the 2005 compilation Singles. The song ranked #2 on UpVenue’s list of top songs that make you drive faster.

The song (in its Pump Panel remixed form) has also been sampled on three popular dance tracks, “Play it Louder” by Randy Katana, “Operation Blade” by Public Domain and “Phat Bass” by Warp Bros and Aquagen.


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