Galaxie 500's "Ceremony" Is Actually A New Order Cover

Galaxie 500's "Ceremony" Is Actually A New Order Cover

If you listen to music long enough you might make certain connections like, Galaxie 500’s song “Ceremony,” is actually a New Order cover.

I know, I know, I’m behind the times. I had only heard of Galaxie 500 because I was a Luna fan. That’s where the rabbit hole opened.

Once I started to appreciate Dean Wareham, I became aware that he was in a groundbreaking band called Galaxie 500. I had read many articles saying that On Fire was one of the best albums ever written. After that tidbit of info I had to hear the album, and for the longest time, until yesterday actually, I thought “Ceremony” was their song.

It took me years of picking apart New Order’s catalog to find “Ceremony” and then it took me going back to Galaxy’s On Fire to figure out the mystery, putting 2 and 2 together. Don’t hate on me, it really does sound original. Give Galaxy 500 credit where credit is due. The band didn’t just do a straight-up cover, they put their own stamp on it.

This makes me appreciate both bands, and both versions even more.

There are 8 million stories in the naked city, darling, let’s be one of them.

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