In the third of the Sounds of a City series, Colleen Murphy lifts the lid on New Order's Power, Corruption and Lies and it's relationship to Manchester. Speaking to the likes of Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Peter Saville, we breakdown the components of an album that fused punk and dance, art and experimentation, to create something for a new generation of tech-savvy music-philes to get their teeth into. A Perfect Ratio's Martin Moscrop and The Charlatan's Tim Burgess discuss this perfect blending, whilst 808 State's Graham Massey contemplates the fact that Manchester has more in common with New York than it does with any other British city. A story that may sound familiar, but New Order were still stepping out from the shadows of Joy Division, so the idea of experimentation is amplified and braver, and may not have even worked. And then there was that album cover.
He should be getting a fair share of royalties from Joy Division and New Order (before he left/was sacked) but, that's it. He can't expect any revenue from what New Order do now. Maybe he's been drinking with Lol.
That's right. Whatever royalties New Order collect from radio play, film soundtracks, Ibiza club tour package adverts etc. that he was part of/ co-wrote he's entitled to. No qualms there really. But once he walked, he had no input on the newer material. The bee in his bonnet is the company though. But even so, they have set up a new company & are still cutting him in on their work without him. In all honesty, that's not to bad a deal. At least they're still crediting for use of the name. A band name he publicly claims to no longer recognise. This all smacks of