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80's Flashback

New Order, Confusion, 1983. After the global success of Blue Monday, some New Order fans were dismayed by this foray into hip-hop/electro, but I loved it. In this clip, legendary producer Arthur Baker takes the band to Chelsea's notorious Funhouse Disco so they can watch the b-boys react to his mix. (The Funhouse was two blocks from where the Eagle is now and was where DJ Jellybean Benitez was working when he met Madonna.) Bonus points here for shots of the formerly porn-filled Times Square and the formerly graffitti-ridden subway. And I'd kill for one of those Funhouse jackets. TRIVIA: An almost unrecognizable mix of Confusion was used for the disco bloodbath scene in Blade.

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