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New Order (For The Old Ceremony)

Richard Grabel, Creem, June 1982

NEW YORK — The word had gone out through Ruth Polsky, the booking agent handling New Order's American tour. No interviews. They never do them. They're trying to bring a new way of doing things to the hackneyed process of pop publicity, etc. Suspicious journalists muttered to each other about "stuck-up Mancunians" (slang for people from Manchester) and "just trying to be different" and "who do they think they are".

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