Commercial Break: The £200k can of pop that Bernard couldn't swallow
It’s happy birthday today to Bernard Sumner, singer with one of the greatest and most influential groups of the late 20th century, the mighty New Order.
But Bernard is 54 now, New Order have only made two new albums since 1993 and his new group, Bad Lieutenant, aren’t much cop. He’s probably regretting the time he knocked back £200k from Sunkist for re-recording the vocals to Blue Monday,
Yes, he even went as far as recording the vocals, but in the end the idea of taking a timeless piece of music and using it to flog orangey pop was just too much to bear. Thankfully we can all hear Barney's efforts and cringe at the horror of it all…