Friday Jukebox – Comment Rescue/Zero Dark Thirty Edition

Jonathan McLeod

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  1. Pinky says:

    I didn’t know that Bigelow did Strange Days. Awful movie. I’ve seen my share of violent films, but that thing was a thinly-disguised snuff film.Report

  2. Glyph says:

    I love me some New Order, but this is a B-side if they ever made one. Still, the video is pretty funny (and Hook’s bass is always a pleasure to hear). I want a jacket that says “ACE” in big letters on the back.

    IIRC, Sumner and Hook were in some rock/metal-type bands before they saw the Pistols play in Manchester (same show or shows that spawned Buzzcocks and many others) and changed their thinking entirely. So this video may have been a fun “road not taken” thing for them.Report

    • Plinko in reply to Glyph says:

      I just watched the video and was wondering what Ian Curtis would have thought.Report

      • Glyph in reply to Plinko says:

        I started, then scrapped, several tasteless Ian Curtis jokes and puns.

        So I’ll just say that as much as I love and respect JD (hugely, hugely influential band), I preferred NO overall, as uneven & flawed as they were (I won’t say “are”, because without Hook, A-grade a-hole that he is, there IS no “New Order”).Report