28 Apr 2005
New Order's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live 
In the week that their new album 'Waiting For The Sirens' Call' was released in the USA, New Order put in a good performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC TV broadcast across the USA and Canada last night at 12:05am. They performed 'Krafty' and then the program went to commercial. When they came back Bernard said "I'd like to do this for Ian Curtis our singer of Joy Division who died 25 years ago this year, this is Love Will Tear Us Apart."

Thanks to Paul for info.

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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