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- Power, Corruption & Lies (affiliate links)
- Lyrics: Power, Corruption & Lies, “Blue Monday”
- Wikipedia: New Order, Power, Corruption & Lies
- Reviews: P4k, Rolling Stone
- Adelman, Jeremy and Stephen Aron, “From Borderlands to Borders: Empires, Nation-States, and the Peoples in between in North American History” The American Historical Review, Vol. 104, No. 3 (Jun., 1999), 814–841.
I’m actually a bit puzzled by your reluctance to label “Blue Monday” as dance music. I don’t think it’s minimizing the song’s importance to apply that label. I see it as an important pointer towards some of the club music I recall hearing later in the decade. While the rest of PC&L may not do so quite as strongly, “Monday” definitely seems to me to point towards (early) Ministry, My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult, Lords of Acid, Art of Noise, and Nine Inch Nails.
Or maybe it’s just that 17-year-old me in 1991 was hearing all of those bands together and therefore they’re all still lumped together in memory. But listening to some tracks now there seems to be a common thread of mechanical dance beats but coated with at least some veneer of pop sensibility. Which was arguably less present in the early techno or house scenes from that era, although there was obviously a lot of overlap.