A Documentary Devoted to New Order’s “Blue Monday”

Yes, people danced all through the punk and New Wave years, but or many people, New Order’s “Blue Monday” was the song that made dancing in clubs cool again.  It provided a bridge between what was happening in the post-punk world with what was beginning to happen with house, dance and techno in the early 80s.  No wonder it became the world’s best-selling 12-inch single.

Slicing Up Eyeballs directs our attention to this 30-minute Swedish documentary on the making of “Blue Monday” and its legacy.  If you remember the 80s, it’s well worth watching.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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