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New Order

ICB (5:19)

Written by Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Peter Hook & Gillian Gilbert
Produced by Martin Hannett.

Released November 1981 on Movement.

Notes 'ICB' is allegedly an acronym for 'Ian Curtis Buried' (a reference to Joy Division's vocalist who committed suicide) however bassist, Peter Hook, interviewed in 2013, said this on the matter: "I think sometimes people just tend to read too much into things, what with it being a song…

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My love falls from heaven
To talk of this strange design
Then it goes forever
Where all things never die

New Order - ICB Lyrics


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  • drums
  • Underrated.
  • bsimpson1972 is dead on! absolutely stands on that line between where joy division were at the end and where new order were moving toward. wonderful to hear the song evolve from something cold to something warmer, more textured, and even a little playful. love!
  • The version of this track on Peel Sessions, in my option, is a better recording compared to the Movement LP.
  • Sounds like a spacy version of "Dead Souls". Ian Curtis may be buried, but his soul will never die.
  • this is such a great song.
  • Makes me think of a slower than usual Ian Curtis dance.
  • This one always makes R2 go crazy.
  • I love the spacy sound near the end of the track
  • Best. Song. Ever. (There's not too many of those!)

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