Getting Away With It

Album: Electronic (1989)
Charted: 12 38
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  • Electronic was a collaboration of several different talents who came together through inadvertent circumstances. Bernard Sumner, the front man for New Order, was planning to do a solo project. Instead, he teamed up with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who had also been planning a solo career after the breakup of his acclaimed band. They were joined by Pet Shop Boys vocalist Neil Tennant for some of their early songs, including this one. The group performed off and on for about a decade, but was never the sole focus of anyone in the band. This song was their biggest hit, and the only one to make a major impact in the United States. The lyrics were written mostly by Marr to ridicule the image of his former band mate Morrissey, with whom Marr had a bitter falling out. >>
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