6 Feb 2006
This train is for Radiohead. Please alight here for New Order. The next stop is Kraftwerk. 
Last Friday's Film and Music section of The Guardian included a reworking of Harry Beck's classic London Underground "diagram" by Dorian Lynskey. The piece obviously owes a great deal of debt to The Great Bear by Simon Patterson in 1992 but, unlike that work, the interchanges actually work in terms of the music. The brown of the Bakerloo line becomes the Soul Line, the Circle Line becomes Pop and the Waterloo and City becomes the DJ Shadow and RZA (linking as it does DJ Shadow and, erm, The RZA). Factory's sole representative is New Order (on both the Rock and Electronica and Dance lines) who are arranged between Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk.

The map, produced in association with the Mayor of London and Transport for London is available to buy from the London Transport Museum shop. You can also download the map for free as a pdf.


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