Monday, October 21, 2019

My Music Monday

I was contemplating what song to highlight for this week's MMM. Mind you, I wan't trying too hard, but still, it was at the back of my mind.

As we drove to the dog park (oh yes, shocker!), the XM channel, New Wave, played one of my faves:  "the Perfect Kiss" by New Order.

Originally released in 1985, the song is 10+ minutes long. It's not even the 12" version, which is actually shorter by two minutes.  Various other iterations would eventually be released on compilations that pared it down to just under the five minute mark.

Even at their third album mark, Bernard Sumner hasn't quite found his vocal footing, but I find the someone off-key singing a little endearing for it's time. With Joy Division, he was never meant to be the band's vocalist, he just inherited the job.

What just kills me about this track - and a lot of their music - was Peter Hook's bass. He has a great bass line the entire way through the song.  The keyboard and cowbell add a lot - and no, that's not a joke.

Yes, "the Perfect Kiss" is 10+ minutes long. Deal with it.  This epitomizes the 80s.  ....at least for me.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It’s always in heavy rotation on SiiriusXm 1ST Wave and always the full length original version. Driving in the car, it never seems that long and it never gets old. Good choice.