SOUNDTRACKING: Destroyer’s Treatment Of New Order’s 1983 Classic “Leave Me Alone”
by Daniel Colussi | Vancouver favourite son Dan Bejar is not shy about his love of New Order. They’re his first love after all, and 2011′s meisterwerk Kaputt was positively dripping with the epic sweep and existential dread synonymous with the group. So it’s fitting that the Destroyer frontman was commissioned by Mojo Magazine to cover Leave Me Alone, the final track from Power, Corruption And Lies, as a celebration of New Order’s reuniting. Bejar’s treatment is faithful, and yes, loving. While I can’t say that New Order taking another kick at the can is all that exciting to me (especially since bassman Peter Hook isn’t involved), hearing Bejar take on this killer track from one of the most definitive albums of the 1980s is still what I call rad.
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Zulu Records veteran and tunage aficionado Daniel Colussi is the Music Editor of Scout Magazine.