Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers returned the favor of singer Bernard Sumner's appearance on the 1999 single "Out Of Control" by producing two tracks for Music Complete - this and "Unlearn This Hatred." Sumner recalled to Uncut: "We put that together so we could play it live on the Lollapalooza tour we did in South America in March (2015)."
According to Sumner, the song was originally titled "Drop Guitar" as, initially "it was written on a guitar that had a dropped tuning on it."
The video is a fast-paced collage of footage taken from B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989, a 2015 art house movie about music producer Mark Reeder's life in 1980s West Berlin. The clip was edited by Damian Hale, who is the guy responsible for the visuals that make up New Order's stage show.
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.