What's This Song? for $100
December 26, 2005 12:56 PM   Subscribe

What is this song?

This is from a semi-documentary from the DVD of The Life Aquatic -- what's this song playing in the background? It sounds ridiculously familiar..
posted by provolot to Media & Arts (17 answers total)
is it I'll Stop the world and melt with you/modern english?
posted by amberglow at 1:03 PM on December 26, 2005

I believe it's New Order's "Ceremony."
posted by Skot at 1:08 PM on December 26, 2005

Skot's right, it's Ceremony by New Order/Joy Division
posted by menace303 at 1:14 PM on December 26, 2005

thirded, it's definately Ceremony.
you can listen to a snippit on Amazon, which is from a close enough part of the song to confirm.
posted by Kellydamnit at 1:16 PM on December 26, 2005

After listening a few more times I really want to say it's the Joy Division version, but it's really hard to tell with no vocals and all the talking over it.
posted by Kellydamnit at 1:24 PM on December 26, 2005

you owe skot a hundred bucks now right?
posted by pwally at 1:33 PM on December 26, 2005

Thanks skot and everyone else!

I found a live version of Ceremony, by New Order -- that's close enough to make me think New Order. Now, to buy the album..
posted by provolot at 1:33 PM on December 26, 2005

I am 95% sure it is the New Order version.
posted by vronsky at 1:34 PM on December 26, 2005

pwally: ah - heh - right - erm...

100 bucks?
posted by provolot at 1:35 PM on December 26, 2005

The Galaxie 500 version of this song is also great.
posted by escabeche at 1:39 PM on December 26, 2005

No question - it's the regular New Order version.

Wasn't that song actualy written in response to Ian Curtis' suicide?
posted by baltimore at 1:59 PM on December 26, 2005

baltimore: it predates his suicide, they first time it was played live was at Joy Division's last show.
posted by Kellydamnit at 2:14 PM on December 26, 2005

You can hear the Joy Division version on "Still".

And that's a really nice bootleg on provolot's link.
posted by cmonkey at 2:20 PM on December 26, 2005

oops : >
posted by amberglow at 3:12 PM on December 26, 2005

to pile on to KD's comment, on my original 45 the song is credited to "joy division."
posted by Duck_Lips at 6:16 PM on December 26, 2005

Since the second comment nailed it, is it unkosher of me to try to piggy back a question, namely, what's the big deal about Joy Division/New Order? I've only heard a couple of songs and kinda liked "Blue Monday," and I understand that loads o' music critics (some of whom I tend to respect) respect the hell out of them (with plenty labelling "Love Will Tear Us Apart" as one of the greatest singles ever). Please note that I'm not trying to knock them; I'm guessing there's an 'it' about their appeal that I'm just not getting, so far.
posted by kimota at 11:00 PM on December 26, 2005

Provolot, if you're planning on buying some New Order, Substance (2 CDs) is a great introduction.
posted by bertrandom at 11:10 PM on December 28, 2005

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