(Originally posted on the old blog on 25 March 2009)
From the release of Temptation onwards, it was always the 12″ versions of the New Order singles which I rushed out and bought over the years. Never the 7″ versions.
So today’s offering is one of the newest bits of vinyl to find its way into the big cupboard – well new in as much that I’ve only owned it for just over a month having found it in a second-hand shop down in Manchester when I was down there for the Magazine gig last month…but accurately speaking it’s not a new piec of vinyl having been first bought by someone back in 1986.
mp3 : New Order – Shellshock (7 inch version)
The flip-side is an instrumental (and edited) version of a single from 1984:-
mp3 : New Order – Thieves Like Us (instrumental edit)
Although the single did hit the Top 30 in the UK, it’s never really been thought of as one of the band’s finest moments, but it was, ironically, a bit of music that probably made them more money than most thanks to its use in the movie Pretty In Pink (as well as its inclusion on that particular soundtrack which sold rather well, particularly in the USA).
Digging this out made me want to post the tracks from one of the 12″ singles in the collection:-
mp3 : New Order – Thieves Like Us
mp3 : New Order – Lonesome Tonight
Brings back great memories of life at Strathclyde University 1981-85.