Concert Reviews

New Order at 1STBANK Center, 10/10/12


If you've been a New Order fan for long enough, you've heard the song hundreds of times or more. Just the same, that repetition did nothing to dull the haunting yet soothing majesty of "Your Silent Face" when New Order played it pretty much in the middle of the show. Before starting up the song, Bernard Sumner took out a melodica and asked if anyone knew what it was called. When he didn't get the answer he was looking for, he said, "It's probably better that way." Sumner seemed to be in an especially good, grateful mood.

See also: - Slide show: New Order at 1STBANK Center - New Order's Substance turns 25 today - boyhollow on his five favorite Lipgloss guest DJs

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.