The classic second album from New Order — 1983’s Power, Corruption & Lies — was released exactly 28 years ago today, and to commemorate that release, here’s an equally classic five-song performance by the band filmed 18 months later, on Aug. 25, 1984, in the BBC Basement Studio.
Posted by YouTube user adz1962, this vintage New Order performance is notable for a number of reasons, including the fact that it provides visual evidence that drummer Stephen Morris is, in fact, a human metronome, plus we learn that frontman Bernard Sumner once enjoyed wearing very short shorts (tennis, anyone?).
The five-song set includes “Age of Consent” and “Blue Monday,” two highlights off Power, Corruption & Lies (for those of us with original U.S. pressings, anyway); 1982 single “Temptation”; “In a Lonely Place,” the B-side to the band’s debut single “Ceremony”; and “Sooner Than You Think,” which would appear on 1985’s Low-Life.
Watch the whole set above, or check out individual tracks at Slicing Up Video.
See setlist for New Order’s 1984 BBC performance after the jump…
Setlist: New Order, BBC Basement Studio, 8/25/84
1. “Sooner Than You Think”
2. “Age of Consent”
3. “Blue Monday”
4. “In a Lonely Place”
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