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November 22, 2010 8:59 PM   Subscribe

Didn't Know What Love Was is video by Andreas Nilsson, for a collaboration by Bernard Sumner (lead singer of New Order), Hot Chip (previously), and Hot City. A little about the video here.

The video is part of a project by Converse featuring collaborations by different famous musicians

Andreas (previously) has directed other music videos. Including one for the song Madder Red, by Yeasayer (featured previously here.
posted by codacorolla (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice music, cool video -- thanks! I never knew what New Order's vocalist looked like. Hmmm...I didn't have a mental image, either.
posted by dylanjames at 9:10 PM on November 22, 2010


Pepsi Blue Monday.
posted by Mike Mongo at 9:10 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Everybody Wang Chung Tonight
posted by not_on_display at 9:22 PM on November 22, 2010


Even though it's an obvious Pepsi Blue, this video was amazingly awesome and I freakin' love Bernard Sumner. He's still hot to me after all these years.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:25 PM on November 22, 2010


The combination of Andreas Nilsson, Hot Chip, and Bernard Sumner totally bust right through the PepsiBlue wall for me. And I don't even care if that's how it's supposed to work.
posted by grapesaresour at 9:49 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Good grief, this is not Pepsi Blue. But it is awesome.
posted by mykescipark at 10:21 PM on November 22, 2010


I don't know...Sumner just looks like the only thing he's thinking is pay me bitches.

Bew Order never, ever allowed there music to be used as jingles even after being offered sick amounts of money and even this is pretty elegantly done anyway.
posted by Skygazer at 11:51 PM on November 22, 2010


Bew Order? WTF. ha ha. NEW Order
posted by Skygazer at 11:52 PM on November 22, 2010


Brings to mind Bernard Sumner's collaboration with ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, the Pet Shops Boys with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, as well as former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos, forming the band Electronic.
Getting Away With It.

Disappointed.

Feel Every Beat.
posted by ericb at 8:34 AM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


[N]ew Order never, ever allowed there music to be used as jingles even after being offered sick amounts of money and even this is pretty elegantly done anyway.

I mean... any New Order video is being sponsored by someone, even if it's MTV to sell advertising space. I didn't mind the Converse tie-in because the video stood on its own, with just a small blurb about Converse at the end, so it's less like a commercial and more like a traditional music video.
posted by codacorolla at 10:42 AM on November 23, 2010


[N]ew Order never, ever allowed there music to be used as jingles even after being offered sick amounts of money and even this is pretty elegantly done anyway.

Well, that's not strictly true - it wasn't for the want of trying.
posted by metaxa at 11:32 AM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh no not Nilsson. I love his videos but they are so messed up.
posted by edheil at 1:03 PM on November 23, 2010


metaxa: Well, that's not strictly true - it wasn't for the want of trying .

Yeah, Sunkist is what I was alluding too. I knew they'd flirted with doing a jingle based on Blue Monday, but couldn't go through with it. What I didn't know is that Sumner couldn't stop laughing while he was singing Sunkist is the one...etc.

Even the little bit they played of it in that link you provided, he sounds like his vocals are weak with having laughed so much...

It's interesting, that sensibility of not being able to be anything but honest and genuine, in spite of themselves is one of the unique factors, that made JD and NO so special.
posted by Skygazer at 5:05 PM on November 25, 2010


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