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New Order – The Perfect Kiss (1985) (Fac 321)

Absolute pop music perfection. If this was the soundtrack to my last 10 minutes on earth, I would die a happy man.

A stunning single and LP track from the stellar “Low-Life”.

The stamp of immortality was bestowed on the record by the video that accompanied the release.

I remember seeing this as one of the trailers to the art-house shenanigans at the recently opened Cornerhouse in Manchester in late 1985 . Along with Betty Blue, I recall this as the finest cinematic experience of its time!

From 6:30, when the cowbell comes in (no, really), the music transcends all space and time to hit the highest of all highs.

The extended video and the LP version in case the video disappears!

  1. September 22, 2012 at 4:30 am

    I just ran across the Rhino UK official posting of the video (including credits). The only thing that is comparable to this video is the Talking Heads’ performance in “Stop Making Sense,” which slowly builds from David and a beatbox to add Tina, Chris, Jerry, and then the extended band of that early 1980s period. Of course, New Order achieves this same effect in a much shorter time, without all the intellectual baggage.


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