Friday, February 9, 2007

Galaxie 500 - Ceremony (New Order cover)

Galaxie 500 - Ceremony

Galaxie 500. Brilliant band. I love them incredibly, yet they never got the public recognition they deserved. It's okay though in a way, as when a fantastic band somehow remains underrated, when you meet someone who loves the band you just know you'll have a connection. Or maybe it's that it doesn't matter when a band doesn't reach the ears of the general public. They haven't been a failure. What matters is that all the right people have heard and love the music.

So this song comes from Galaxie 500's second and best release On Fire. Though all the songs Galaxie 500 covered were great and imaginative interpretations, their version of New Order's/ Joy Division's Cememony is tops for me. They transform the post-punk classic from a gloomy yet assertive piece to a sprawling epic, complete with an extensive minute long guitar solo to conclude the track. Ian Curtis certainly isn't rolling over in his grave over this one. Fall Out Boy's Love Will Tear Us Apart cover on the other hand....

"This is why events unnerve me,
They find it all, a different story,
Notice whom for wheels are turning,
Turn again and turn towards this time,
All she ask's the strength to hold me,
Then again the same old story,
World will travel, oh so quickly,
Travel first and lean towards this time"

Ceremony Live:

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