Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Simm Order #1

Hello all, back again with some more video goodness for you to enjoy. Today we have an excerpt from "24 Hr Party People", featuring footage of John in character as Bernard Sumner from New Order. In this clip we find John jamming in an old warehouse, singing the New Order classic "Blue Monday".

As I have told you in previous posts, I used to be a DJ. This particular track remained one the largest selling dance tracks of the year in 1983. It was also the third record I ever purchased. When released originally the track did not offer a radio or 7" version, this did not occur until it was remixed in 1988. The records "B-side" was nearly as popular as its "A-side" and was known as "The Beach".

"The Beach" is actually part of the lyrics to Blue Monday, which is where it gets its name from. The Beach proved to be so popular, that it to was remixed in 1988 for the B-side. The remix is known as "Beach Buggy" and is just a non-vocal version of Blue Monday. Okay that was your history lesson for the day, now enjoy John singing it.

John as Bernard Sumner from New Order singing "Blue Monday"


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi there! do u know if it is possible buy somewhere the version of blue monday song by john simm?