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AUDIO: New Order's Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris (1986)

Martin Aston, Rock's Backpages audio, 6 October 1986

Drummer Stephen talks about new album Brotherhood: only hearing its flaws; writing in the studio and band democracy; on the three previous albums; lyric writing, on being interviewed; Peter Saville's album covers; drumming vs. drum machines, and relationships within the band. Singer/guitarist Bernard on his dissatisfaction with the new album; music after Joy Division; starting to write lyrics after Ian Curtis' death, and first hearing Iggy Pop and others courtesy of Curtis.


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