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Blue Monday turns 40

Discussion in 'music' started by tobermory, Mar 8, 2023.

  1. tobermory

    tobermory pfm Member

    Released 7th March 1983, wow seems like yesterday.

    Was a life changing experience for your truly, aged 15 at the time. Up until this it had been all Visage, Ultravox, Duran Duran, the usual hipster dross you try to impress with at school. BM made them all irrelevant, and started me off as real music nut. Can still recall buying the earlier NO and JD stuff that summer, all at Subway Records (long gone) on West St in Brighton. Happy days.
  2. CTank

    CTank pfm Member

    Still sounds as fresh today, massive track.
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  3. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    How does it feel?
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  4. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    no idea, but 12" record is the only version to go for
  5. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    When a new day has begun
    When you’re drinking in the sunshine
    Sunkist is the one...

    Not sure if they were ever paid the $200,000 for doing that.
  6. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Let's have it then:

  7. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    In the original video, for the vintage Apple owners...

    ...Zaxxon on the Apple II port, at 2:15.
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  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    A record I bought on day of release. I’ll dig it out for a spin.
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  9. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    And Blue Monday wouldn't have been Blue Monday had it not been for Enio Morricone and the tense riff he composed for the Serge Leone film For A Few Dollars More.
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  10. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob Champagne fascia aficionado

    A record I had already heard more than often enough by April 1983.
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  11. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Nice loud spin here :)
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  12. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

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    Weekender pfm Member

  14. seagull

    seagull Seabird flavour member

    "Our Tune". This is the first song Mrs seagull and I danced to...
  15. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

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  16. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    Like Pink Floyd went disco.
  17. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    Interesting read. A couple of thoughts:

    Moroder is definitely an inspiration, but I thought it was "The Chase" from the "Midnight Express" soundtrack that was the main inspiration.

    I'd always thought PSB's "In the Night" was moer influenced by the chord sequence from John Carpenter's theme for "Assault on Precinct 13".

    ISTR reading an article in the dim and distant that they used an Osborne 1 as the sequencer and the original 'encore' track that it was meant to be was composed on it, only for it to crash and lose the data. B*ggerd if I can find that source.
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  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    You may enjoy Warren Huart's Produce Like a Pro episode on it.
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  19. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    Surprised to see Petridis pushing the lazy myth of the Bellville Three, they didn't even invent Detroit techno, never mind techno.
  20. Fuller

    Fuller pfm Member

    Same here, I was a big New Order fan back then, I purchased all the 1980’s albums on release and saw them live in January 1982 and August 1984.
    But for some reason I sold all my 12” singles around 1990, and they included some good ‘uns, including Joy Division, The Cure, Gang of Four as well as New Order, and would probably be worth quite a tidy sum now.
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