The series on the New Order singles has come to an end and I’m still weighing up options for its replacement. All will be revealed next Sunday. Or maybe not. In the meantime, I thought I’d re-post something as it is almost a New Order single, albeit written and recorded by a genius from Edinburgh.

mp3 : Paul Haig – The Only Truth

Released in Sepember 1984, the production is credited to B-Music/Dojo; in other words Bernard Sumner and Donald Johnson. How many of you wanted to shout out ‘Confusion’ just before Paul’s vocals kicked in?

The b-side is also worth a listen for a number of reasons – it’s a fun and fast-tempo cover of a Suicide classic that was produced by Alan Rankine.

mp3 : Paul Haig – Ghost Rider


9 thoughts on “A RE-POST TO BUY SOME TIME

  1. 2 great tracks, never really considered the New Order connection to be that significant, but now you mention it, it’s pretty unmistakable isn’t it.

    And better than most of the last few weeks of proper New order. Like the description of Edinburgh genius, JC. Paul is definitely that, and very under appreciated.

  2. Take what was best from Factory’s #1 and #2 bands – and you must know by now who I choose as #1 – and put a real singer in front of it and you have quite a powerful track.

  3. I’ve tried to buy all Haig material I come across, but what filtered into the American Southeast was pretty random. For instance, I have never heard this A-side, but I have the B-side on a Belgian 12″ of “Big Blue World!” I really need to round up those Haig CDs out there!

  4. The New Vinyl Villain – Thanks but no. I’m really old school and don’t rate files over difficult to obtain CD releases. Your kind offer notwithstanding, if I would accept the offer of a file, it would have to be for a release as rare as the Billy MacKenzie “Country Boy” promo CD such as I was glad to get from our friend Mr. Law.

  5. By the way, I didn’t say that buying the LTC Haig CDs was difficult… only that I needed to do it! I “need to buy” hundreds of CDs.

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