Thursday, August 03, 2006

Temptation, by New Order


The first time I saw Trainspotting, back in 1998 several memorable scenes caught my attention. But there was one in particular which kept moving in my mind over and over again for the next weeks. Renton waking up at Diane's flat. Diane singing: "Oh, you got green eyes, oh you got blue eyes, oh you got gray eyes. And I've never met anyone quite like you before". One of the reasons I believe this film works so fine is because its soundtrack. The soundtrack marks the film pretty well and even when you listen to it you an identify perfectly well the scene in which a song is located. I can't listen to "Temptation" without imagining Renton's surprise face when he looks at Diane in her junior high uniform.
"Temptation" is also one of the songs that makes me happiest. Seven minutes of pure joy with its mesmerizing and endless guitar/bass line and the very high-pitched snare drum. Besides it is a perfect song for these cloudy days, full of uncertainty. A song full of hope, if you ask me.

4 comments:

Ernesto said...

The video is very cool. Made me rememember lots of things...

I suppose we couldl use Wilde's maxim here, "I can resist everything except temptation".

Ernesto said...

I had an extra "em" up there.

It's the age, mates.

argel said...

Very beautiful video.

..::Hurt::.. said...

La primera vez que escuché Temptation, fué en un cassette que me hizo la persona que creo yo, más he amado, ella se iba por un lapso de diez meses. Durante mucho tiempo, cada vez que escuchaba esa canción, no podía evitar una lágrima. De lo mejor que me ha pasado en la vida, cuando compré el Substance y cuando sonó Temptation reía y lloraba a la vez.