HELP US KEEP REPORTING. DONATE TO ORLANDO WEEKLY PRESS CLUB.

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Review - Twisted Tenderness

Artist: Electronic

Posted on Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 4:00 AM

For their third superstar Electronic collaboration, Bernard Sumner (New Order) and Johnny Marr (ex-Smiths) press a little heavier into the chunky side of late-'80s guitar pop and come up with the strongest excuse yet for their electro-moonlighting. "Twisted Tenderness" is that, indeed, with the signature sweetness of Sumner's disaffected tenor finding unlikely potency in the dizzying swirl of Marr's guitar dementia.

"Make It Happen" booms with its resignation to the imminent iniquities in love's process, pul-ling away only for its anthemic confession of "I hope you understand/ I am a fraction/ I am a broken man," to jarring effect. In "Vivid," the harmonica goads Sumner into a revery of "Why do you cry/ You're not to blame/ When will you change/ This sad refrain."

It all makes for a worthwhile teen-age escape, as Sumner and Marr choose to glorify - rather than forget - the sort of music they've been getting away with all their lives.

Tags:

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation