there might be some of you who'll think that today's choice must have been a hard one for me, but let me assure you that this was not the case. Even if I owned all of the singles New Order ever released, I wouldn't have contemplated for a second which one to choose. Okay, I would have had some difficulties if 'Blue Monday' hadn't come out as a 12" only. But as this was not the case, I went for their first and, at least in my humble opinion, their very best release.
Your number thirty-seven, folks. Enjoy:
Factory - FAC 33 (1981)
As you might know this song is one of the very last ones Joy Division wrote. Personally, I never saw much of a Joy Division - influence in the New Order release above, not in comparison to the version on 'Still' at least ... to me this always was the start of a superb new band, one to watch out for.
Which one would you have chosen?