Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The 11 Best Songs By The Band ELECTRONIC
When Electronic came out, I was dating a girl who loved New Order. Well, I did, too. That's pretty much why I was dating her. There wasn't much more to relationships in high school. But she hated Electronic, she saw the band as a sell-out. So, naturally, I hated them, too. Then we broke up. And a few months later, I started dating a girl who liked both New Order and Electronic. And guess what? I started liking them, too. (Yeah, I know, I'm a cheese ball)
Electronic is that rare supergroup that found success on its own. There's a high hurdle for super groups. For the most part, members of a super group have usually come from other groups who have achieved substantial success on their own. And then when they combine forces, the expectations are usually sky high. But over the years, supergroups have tended to be less successful than the some of their parts. Rarely do they find success in their own right. Reason being, music groups are successful for one very simple reason. Chemistry. Either it's there or it's not. It doesn't matter how good the artists may be individually, if personalities don't mesh...then the music tends to suck.
But with New Order's Bernard Sumner on vocals, the Smiths' Johnny Marr on guitars/keyboards, and Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennent on drums/keyboards the ingrediants were there.
Tuesday saw a solid greatest hits release by this band. It contains mostly good selections from their few three albums but they tended to be stronger out of the gates then later on down the road. So, here is my list.
The 11 Best Songs By The Band ELECTRONIC:
1. Second Nature (Raise The Pressure)
2. Tighten Up (Electronic)
3. Disappointed (Cool World Sdtk.)
4. Reality (Electronic)
5. For You (Raise The Pressure)
6. Getting Away With It (Electronic)
7. Vivid (Twisted Tenderness)
8. Warning Sign (Twisted Temderness B-Side)
9. Imitation of Life (Raise The Pressure B-Side)
10. Late At Night (Twisted Tenderness)
11. Patience of A Saint (Electronic)
1. Lucky Bag (B-Side)