New Order's 'Technique' is one of their boldest, most ambitious, and pop savvy albums.
Remarkably, it turns 30 today (January 30th), a key milestone for the record, one that seemingly hasn't aged.
Built with the inspiration of emerging Chicago house, 'Technique' seemed to match the buzz - ahem! - that was running through Manchester at the time.
The anniversary reached the House Of Commons earlier today when Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy wore her 'Technique' t-shirt to Prime Minister's Questions.
Now, we're naturally suspicious of politicians wearing their musical tastes on their sleeves, but since it's a genuinely fantastic, often undersung, record we're happy to let those negative feelings slide.
Equally it's nice to see our representatives as people... DJ and writer Dave Haslam spotted it - here's the pic.
Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of New Order's 'Technique' album. MP for Bristol East, Kerry McCarthy @KerryMP currently in the House of Commons wearing a 'Technique' album artwork t-shirt. Yeah! @neworder @MENnewsdesk @Rob_Murray92 @BristolLive @NME pic.twitter.com/SaoZr1W3Bk— Dave Haslam (@Mr_Dave_Haslam) January 30, 2019
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