Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Post  misery guts on Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:59 am

Electropop hitmakers of the early 80s, who reformed a few years ago and who'll have another album out in September, The Punishment of Luxury. So this is as good a time as any to appreciate their contributions (I also picked up their Architecture & Morality album on cassette the other month, so it's all come together at the right time):

Electricity

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Joan of Arc

Sailing on the Seven Seas

Isotype - from the new album

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Post  misery guts on Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:25 am

OMD: Architecture and Morality
From the Hammersmith Apollo, on May 19, 2007, Andy & co run through a plethora of hits, encoring with Walking on the Milky Way, Electricity and The Romance of the Telescope. Since their reformation, like many bands, they seem to be enjoying their 2nd chance to be the band they loved and worked hard for.

OMD: Live at Electric Dreams
Again from the Butlins, Bognor Regis weekend, this was a lively hour or so, with 13 tracks from across their career. Paul and Andy seem to be having the time of their lives.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:36 am

Electric Dreams - Nicky Horne interviews OMD
Paul and Andy have known each other from school, though they were in separate bands at first. Paul was a techie who built his own kit and instruments. Andy saw Kraftwerk play Liverpool in 1975. They got onto Factory Records briefly because Tony Wilson's wife championed them. Their 7 LP deal with Virgin turned into an albatross by its end. Paul left in 1988, and Andy struggled on until 1996. They finally reformed in 2006, and have made a point of making new LPs as they have gone along.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:49 am

The new album is out this week, and competing with the Script and LCD Soundsystem to be #1. Here's the title track:

The Punishment of Luxury

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