Power, Corruption and Lies (1983)
POWER, CORRUPTION & LIES (1983) Then there was light. Featured alternative "Blue Monday" in "586", the trad-NO sound of "Leave Me Alone" (formerly "Only The Lonely"), the atonal "Ultraviolence" (a nod to/\ Clockwork Orange), the heavily-vocodered "Ecstasy" and the -no other word -jaunty "The Village". The studio name for track one. side two - "Your Silent Face" - was "KW1". ie, "the Kraftwerk One", a homage to the Germans whom Sumner believed epitomised everything he wanted pop to be: "rhythmic, abstract, aesthetic, arty, fucked-up and with a sense of humour." The lyric bore this out: "You Ve caught me at a bad time/ So why don't you piss off?"
Bernard Sumner: "I like dropping bombshells in my lyrics. You can't be serious and weighty all the time. We are all deeply shallow people."
Stephen Morris: "The lyrics said what we wanted to say."
Gillian Gilbert: "What could we say? 'Wrong direction, darling'? 'Well, you come up with something better, then!'"
Source: Uncut Magazine