‘A short film made by New Order in 1984 featuring interviews with Tony Wilson, Martin Hannett, Rob Gretton, Alan Erasmus, Peter Saville, Bruce Mitchell, Liz Naylor, Larry Cassidy, Richard Boon, Derrick Johnson, Mike Pickering, Howard Jones, Pete Shelley, Michael Schamberg, Cath Carroll, Andy Connell, Gonnie Rietveld and many others. Includes three live performances of New Order at the Haçienda.’
‘…sticking on just the Rickie Lee Jones spoken word [version] of ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ over some other music. They also played a lot of abstract, cool spoken word/cut-up stuff, which seemed really impressive and weird. We were like, “F***, how did they make that?” then found out it was mainly The Tape-beatles CD [Music With Sound] which we then tracked down afterwards and used a lot ourselves. That CD had a big influence on me, which fed into the later “alien sphinx”-style shows… it was just quite arty and clever and odd, looping spoken word, and showed anything goes in radio trip-style collage. It was after that I started collecting the weirder spoken word [material], like that exorcism speech (sourced from Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, I think) and The 500,000 Year Old Wisdom of E Yada di Shi-ite.
“I think we also played the ‘Eine Kleine Hed Music’ track for the first time on that show, which I remember was a fave of yours… the Invisible Man stuff for that, and a lot of the rest, was just done in a one man live mix, literally running round the studio, turning decks on and off! Raw but fun. Those were the days.”
Early fans of the Orb and Coldcut might find some of these samples strangely familiar…