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Got You Cover’d Monday • Orgy’s “Blue Monday”

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everyone who heard the song thought that this was the new wave of music, and Orgy was going to lead the charge. How wrong we all were.

How fitting that for this Got you Cover’d Monday that the song that we shall be featuring is Orgy‘s version of New Order‘s immortal classic, “Blue Monday“. Orgy released the “Blue Monday” single on December 14, 1998, and with this one single, Orgy skyrocketed to short lived fame. Of course, that wasn’t the feeling at the time. In 1998, everyone who heard the song thought that this was the new wave of music, and Orgy was going to lead the charge. How wrong we all were.

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When New Order released “Blue Monday” on March 7th, 1982, anyone who heard the song was instantly overtaken by its pop-py new wave awesomeness. Fast forward to 1998, same song, different artists. Orgy’s version of the song was exciting in its new skin. The song itself felt born again and thrilling. That is all thanks to Orgy’s charismatic lead singer, Jay Gordon. Orgy’s version of “Blue Monday” was hard, headbanging, electropop, futuristic fun. It was bad ass. It helped that Orgy’s debut album, Candyass, had some other pretty good songs to flesh out the success of the album (“Stitches” was the only other single off of “Candyass“).
Alas, the band burned out rather quickly. Orgy released two more albums after “Candyass“; 2000’s Vapor Transmission, and the easily forgettable, 2004’s Punk Statik Paranoia. Nowadays, Jay Gordon is the sole original member of Orgy and no one really cares. This band that in 1998 was going to blaze a new trail in Rock music, fizzled out and ultimately became a one hit (okay, three hits) wonder. I guess we’ll always have the memories, the blatant androgynous imagery (Orgy should kiss Bowie’s ass for that one), and the still ever so awesome single that is “Blue Monday“.

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