Category Archives: DVD

30 Days: 30 Albums | Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Access All Areas

This album was conspicuously absent during the OMD Rock G.P.A. as it was always the most peripheral release of the band. I included all of the self-released live albums by the group but not this one. This was a BBC … Continue reading

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Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale – [more Rockaway] [part 7]

[continued from last post] Rockaway Records [continued] Going through the bins this afternoon, I finally came across something that I had been wanting since 1979. Cack when I was listening to FM Rock®, there were a number of syndicated recio … Continue reading

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Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale [With Lots Of Record Stores…] [part 1]

Planning Ron-Kon II I had written at length about my friend Ron Kane and his death last November 30th. I had been ready to fly out to see him on December 1st of last year as his decline was such … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 60]

OMD – English Electric | 2013 – 3.5 OMD had said that they were taking as much time as they needed to follow up “History Of Modern,” their return to recording from 2010. All of 2012 came and went with … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 56]

[continued from this post] In 2009, after the end of the FACT “Energy Suite” installation, the OMD faithful got a free download from the band of their demo of a song written in 1981 but not recorded until 2007. “Sister … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 55]

[continued from last post] At the same time as their return to the concert stages of Europe and the UK, 2007 also brought with it news that an OMD fan, who was a filmmaker at Aspect Television, got the approval … Continue reading

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Dazzling Go-Betweens Documentary Lights The Fire Anew

I can’t believe I haven’t written about The Go-Betweens in the nearly eight years of this blog. For many years I thought that I first heard of them when the video for “Spring Rain” was a staple of the early … Continue reading

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