I was, and still am, impressed by the track Blue Monday, by New Order. I think that it was, in many ways, a new order of music. I had this idea of compiling information about New Order and this brilliant track. There are many background stories about how this track was invented, about the record company, about money losses, but also on the technical side of creating the track. I try to touch all these different aspects in this compilation.
An overview of the different parts in this series can be found here.
New Order in Veronica’s Countdown studio performing Blue Monday. Bernard Sumner introduces some of the synths and sequencers before the live performance. As usual the live performance is quite terrible but shows some interesting moments: such as the false start which made them decide to start playing all over again – and funny enough – it has not been cut from the broadcast.