52 Songs for 52 Weeks: The Perfect Kiss by New Order

New Order is a band that could have achieved a level of superstardom on par with any band.  From top to bottom the talent in this band is incredible.  But I don;t think they wanted to be superstars – they just recorded great music.

New Order was born in tragedy when the legendary band Joy Division dissolved following the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis.  But Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, and Bernard Sumner rather than giving up took the core of Joy Division and created a better new band (adding keyboardist Gillian Gilbert) – New Order.

What followed was a series of albums in the 1980s, through the 90s and into a new century that contain a body of work that is tremendous.  Sumner’s lyrics, and quirky voice layered with driving percussion, keyboards and of course the distinctive bass lines of Peter Hook – all created an incredible, gigantic sound.

The last 3 – 4 minutes of this 10:41 long song will blow you away.

-cj cheetham

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