MOJO Presents: Power Corruption & Lies Covered

Power Corruption & Lies Covered (2012)

Personally, I’m in the dark about New Order. I’ve always known who they were, but never bothered to listen to them. But, I enjoyed this disc, maybe because of that fact. Don’t forget the 117 other MOJO‘s HERE in the archives.




THE GOLDEN FILTER Age Of Consent (6:25)
TARWATER We All Stand (4:52)
ERRORS The Village (4:41)
S.C.U.M. 586 (5:56)
FUIYA & MIYAGI Your Silent Face (6:32)
SEEKAE Ultraviolence (3:41)
WALLS Ecstacy (4:33)
DESTROYER Leave Me Alone (4:30)
…Blue Monday 12″
BIOSHERE Blue Monday (5:28)
ZOMBIE ZOMBIE The Beach (4:25)
LONELADY Cries And Whispers (3:51) – Bonus Track
ANOTHER’S BLOOD Lonesome Tonight (4:32) – Bonus Track
K-X-P Murder (4:10) – Bonus Track


  • Willard
    January 11, 2012 - 19:03 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Lee
    January 11, 2012 - 22:48 | Permalink

    One of my all-time favorite albums, and a band that once meant quite a deal to me (as still do a few of their albums)

    I’ve been awaiting this. Thanks for not disappointing.


    • Willard
      January 11, 2012 - 22:55 | Permalink

      Cool. I think it was an age/timing thing with me. I was just doing something else at the time. I liked a lot of this stuff, though. I just can’t compare them with the originals I don’t know. Thanks.

  • January 11, 2012 - 23:28 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard!
    As a result of this MOJO disc I downloaded the original Power Corruption & Lies…
    Not bad at all for a cover collection!

  • Vaughn
    January 12, 2012 - 07:57 | Permalink

    As covers go these are pretty good takes. Power Corruption & Lies is my favorite New Order album in that is their most artful. The synths on it are a direct carry over from the sound of final Joy Division album, and Blue Monday is the best song they ever recorded.

  • January 12, 2012 - 17:16 | Permalink

    I never bothered with ’em either, Cap.
    Tell you the truth I was kinda put off by the Nazi refs.

    • Willard
      January 12, 2012 - 21:43 | Permalink

      I didn’t even know they used them. I just missed out on that whole scene. Never clicked with me.

  • buzz baby jesus
    January 12, 2012 - 22:14 | Permalink

    You just can’t hear it all no matter how hard you try.

  • January 13, 2012 - 11:01 | Permalink

    ‘New Order’ was the name of the nazi plan, later adopted as a title for the American Nazi Party’s manifesto.
    ‘Joy Division’ [‘Freudenabteilung’] was the name given to segregated imprisoned female jews deemed suitable for pleasuring SS officers.
    Have a good weekend ; ) roy

    • ocelot
      April 17, 2012 - 16:08 | Permalink

      Um…they also had songs with names like “Atrocity Exhibition,” and plenty of other songs about the horrors of war and mass murder. They were very *critical* of fascism, especially in light of the UK’s creeping neo-fascism. I think if we’re going to base assumptions mostly on the name of an artist alone … wouldn’t it make a little more sense to think that someone would name themselves “Joy Division” out of *horror* and not admiration?

      I mean, just look at any of their lyrics. When they’re not about isolation and alienation (and often when they are), they’re about discipline and authoritarianism — from a critical perspective. Look at the lyrics of “They Walked in Line,” a song recorded when they were still named Warsaw:

      Looking at Joy Division, you get the sense that that they’re making music from the perspective of people whose families’ lives were deeply touched by Nazism, and who themselves understand the appeal of fascism, but who are nonetheless living under its shock:

  • Willard
    January 13, 2012 - 11:07 | Permalink

    Oh yeah… all that sounds familiar now. Personally, I just never bonded with the music.

  • January 13, 2012 - 11:12 | Permalink

    P’raps it was a subliminal disgust (as well as the overly long 12″ remixes).

    • Willard
      January 13, 2012 - 11:14 | Permalink

      Nazis Schmazis… not even on my radar.

  • January 13, 2012 - 11:18 | Permalink

    Lucky YOU

    • Willard
      January 13, 2012 - 11:45 | Permalink

      You live around Nazis? I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in the flesh.

  • January 13, 2012 - 12:45 | Permalink

    disco sucks- even when it’s dressed up in brit synth pop

    • Visions
      January 13, 2012 - 14:41 | Permalink

      I like some of New Order, not so keen on every bit of it. But I have found it impossible not to love their song “Regret,” the first song on their 1993 album Republic. It’s more guitar pop than dance music. Give it a try, W.

    • Jeff
      April 25, 2013 - 14:59 | Permalink

      Yes, yes it does. Well played.

    • Jeff
      April 25, 2013 - 15:01 | Permalink

      But this is certainly not the same as such utter shite as 70’s disco or 90’s/00’s techno or dn’b. And listen to the lyrics, boyo.

    January 14, 2012 - 06:24 | Permalink

    No one has to like New Order but they are without a doubt one of the most important and influential british bands of the last decades. And they are without a doubt no nazis. Yes, they may have toyed with the names (they always rejected that!). But the name New Order came from an Article in british newspaper “The Guardian” called “The Peoples New Order of Kampuchea”. No Journalist ever accused New Order of being Nazis! No one ever accused David Bowie being a fascist and he wore Nazi Uniforms with swastikas in public! Its just a tasteless way in popculture to get some attention: Not more, not less. (Ozzy Osbourne and Motörheads Lemmy both have huge Nazi Stuff Collections!)
    As for the music, the way New Order combined New Wave with electronic is unique (Blue Monday is pure genius!) , they were (are) amazing songwriters and an outstanding live band. This cover cd is quite ok but no artist there has ever written a half decent song compared to the work of new order! happy weekend!

    • Willard
      January 14, 2012 - 09:17 | Permalink

      Go Horst. Don’t take the smear campaign lying down.

  • February 5, 2012 - 16:39 | Permalink

    If you need a visual guide thru New Order and Joy Division, then watch these 2 films
    As someone who grew up in the NW, and lived, learned and partied in Manchester, New Order were, and are a very important band who used technology in a human way, and wrote some amazing songs.

    2 compilations, both classics

    Substance/ New Order

    Substance/ Joy Division

    24hr party people (New Order/Happy Mondays/ Manchester scene)

    Control (Joy Division)

  • Cory
    February 22, 2013 - 23:23 | Permalink

    Hey the MediaFire link seems to be down for me…I buy the magazine as much as possible, but its been a couple years since i bought one and i’m trying to catch up…you wouldnt happen to have a huge compilation of all the 2011-2012 CDs, would you?

    • Willard
      February 22, 2013 - 23:32 | Permalink

      Checked MF and it’s working fine. You can find EVERY Mojo CD by clicking the link in the text… or look on the right hand side for individual links to each one.

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