July Cover: New Order-Love Vigilantes

Happy 4th weekend! It’s the start of July, and I’m continuing on with my 12 Covers-12 Months series, in which I post every month a cover version of a fave classic poppunkrockroll song from the past 30-40 years…

July’s cover is my live, acoustic version of New Order’s “Love Vigilantes”, the kick-off track from their fine 1985 electro-pop recording Low Life. This catchy pop song is about a man who’s fought in war for his country, and, after being erroneously labeled dead by his government, comes back home to find his wife’s shock at his being alive. The song’s emotive refrain shows the soldier’s love for his family.

This recording comes from one of my 2005 solo live sets. Read more (and see a big f*****’ pic) at my press release page on Mi2n. Also, check out New Order doing “Love Vigilantes” live at YouTube. And in acknowledgement of the simple superbness of this three-chord wonder, there’s even Love Vigilantes, a New Order tribute band out of Portland that played out pretty extensively in 2005.

Incidentally, the real New Order will be providing the music score for the upcoming movie on the life of their former bandmate Ian Curtis (from their early days in Joy Division). Great news, that.

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