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(Star Rating added 10/16/18)

Blue Monday by New Order (1983)

written by Patchouli on 9/28/18.

Link to Blue Monday on Youtube; 7 minutes and 26 seconds long

Artist: New Order
Album: Power, Corruption & Lies
Released: 1983
Recorded: 1982
Song Writers: Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner

I first heard this song on a Monday at around 6:30 or 7:00 AM MT on my local 70s/80s station, along with Manic Monday by The Bangles. Honestly, when I first heard this song I fell in love with it. The simple beats at the beginning really got me pumped up and ready for the song. When I first started listening, I didn't expect lyrics to be sung, but when they were, I was absolutely mesmerized. The singer in the version I heard (also the one I linked) had such a.. voice. I can't really describe it. Once I figured out what they were actually singing, I thought it was beautiful, and I immediately imagined a scenario in my head. It was beautiful.

I may not be a professional music critic, nor know much about it, but I can honestly tell you I have listened to this song for over 2 days on repeat. I have this thing with music: I hear it, I love it, I binge it. Does it get old? Sometimes. Is it bad afterwards? Hell no! I may get sick of some songs after listening to them for awhile, but they will always be a song I go back to. Do I recommend this song? Fuck yeah!

T his song is originally thought to be linked to either drug addiction/abuse, child abuse and a failed relationship. This could explain several lyrics from the song, including but not limited to:

1. "How does it feel to treat me like you do? When you've laid your hands upon me and told me who you are."
2. "Tell me how do I feel; Tell me now, how do I feel"
3. "And still I find it so hard to say what I need to say, but I'm quite sure that you'll tell me just how I should feel today"
4. "But if it wasn't for your misfortune, I'd be a heavenly person today"

The first lyric listed was written by the group's guitarist/lead singer Bernard Sumner, who had admitted to being under the influence of LSD (as well as the other band members) at the time of writing this song. Songfacts, the author and main source of information I am getting this from, had done an interview with Peter Hook (the bassist and co-founder of New Order) in October 2014. I am not sure if this is when the interview actually happened, but it was the only date I could find. Songfacts had asked Hook about the lyrical inspiration behind "Blue Monday", and this is what Hook had to say: "'Blue Monday' is an interesting one because it obviously went on to become one of our biggest-ever tracks all around the world. I don't think there is a great deal to tell behind the lyrics if I am going to be brutally honest! It was just one of those things where Barney [Bernard Sumner] just went for it and the rest was history."

Overall, I think this song is amazing & one of the best I've listened to in awhile. I would totally recommend listening to this song, and perhaps checking out other albums and songs from the band.

If you would like to read the article on "Blue Monday" by Songfacts, you can check it out here! Thank you for checking out my little review!

4/5 ⭐

Sources: Google, Songfacts, Wikipedia

Running For Eons by Vast Error (2018) Work In Progress

written by Patchouli on 10/1/18.

(Should autoplay whole album)

Artist(s): SplitSuns, Cryptanark, pragmaticNihilist
Album: Running For Eons
Released: February 2nd, 2018 (According to Bandcamp)
Cover Art: tajazzled
Cost: Free (Download Link)
My Favorite Song(s) Off This Album: N/A

Personally, I thought this album was incredible. This is the only album released by Vast Error that I've managed to hook onto and listen to repeatedly, so naturally I wanted to talk about it and share it with whoever may be looking at this page. This album contains 3 songs: Deep Sea Trouble, Mind In The Shutter, and Royale With Cheese. I'll be talking about all of them individually!

Deep Sea Trouble by SplitSuns


Mind In The Shutter by Cryptanark


Royale With Cheese by pragmaticNihilist


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