Category Archives: Designed By Peter Saville

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OMD Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Book, Orchestra… and STANLOW!

We interrupt the loooooong OMD thread for some significant OMD news. Like another of my favorite bands [Simple Minds] this year is the group’s 40th anniversary. Simple Minds are doing a brief tour [now finished] with their new album played, … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 41]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Universal | 1996 – 3 [continued from previous post] Andy McCluskey undoubtedly heard a compilation of African American gospel recordings released in 1994 by Smithsonian Folkways entitled “Wade in the Water: African American Sacred … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 40]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Universal | 1996 – 3 [continued from previous post] The next track had been the initial, pre-release single, but that meant nothing to me. It still took me almost two years to finally hear … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 39]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Universal | 1996 – 3 [continued from this post] It was a three year gap between the release of “Liberator” and the next OMD album, “Universal.” I remember having a very difficult time finding … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 21]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Junk Culture | 1984 – 3.5 [continued from previous post] Fortunately, that misstep was followed with my favorite song on the album. “White Trash” was OMD pushing the emotional envelope further than they had … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 20]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Junk Culture | 1984 – 3.5 [continued from previous post] Starting with an ascending synth figure over a relentless programmed rhythm and sampled horns, “Love + Violence” was a visceral, almost bluesy number that … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 19]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Junk Culture | 1984 – 3.5 [continued from previous post] “Junk Culture” opened with something missing since album one; an instrumental. The title track was also their second dalliance with dub reggae [following the … Continue reading

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