Aug 18, 2008, 07:42AM

Thieves Like Us

80s electro visionaries New Order understood the true capacities and possibilities of the synthesizer well before the current glitch/blip/sampler/pop revival we're in. They showed pop music that beats could be pre-recorded, keyboards could be featured instruments, and sounds could be wildly modified by electronics. Here's a clip of New Order breaking boundaries with their classic "Thieves Like Us," played live in 1983. BONUS: Current electro band Thieves Like Us video for comparison/legacy's sake.

The following video was included in this article:

Thieves Like Us "Drugs In Our Body" circa 2008



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