Playing ‘Schizophrenia’ for Paul Smith on Eldridge Street, Moore was taken aback when Smith said, ‘I can’t believe you made a record like this.’ Moore didn’t know what to make of the remark; maybe Smith was disappointed it wasn’t noisy enough. No, Smith said; he loved it because it reminded him of New Order.
Smith was spot on. Love both of these videos (we just have to get Thurston into some white shorts).
New Order, 1984:
Sonic Youth, 1987/ 2012: