Category Archives: Mid-80s Malaise

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 38]

The Listening Pool – Still Life | 1994 – 1 [continued from last post] In spite of having Paul Humphreys back in the driver’s seat, “Promised The World” offered yet more bland sophistipop. His presence didn’t make a lot of … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 37]

The Listening Pool – Still Life | 1994 – 1 I remember hearing somewhere along the way that Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes threw their lot in with Paul Humphreys to reunite as a new band once Paul left OMD … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 36]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Liberator | 1993 – 1 When I bought the CD, I played it at home and had absolutely zero pre-knowledgeof the album except for the fact that there was a single, “Stand Above Me,” … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 35]

[continued from previous post] After the “Sugar Tax” campaign played out,  1992 and 1993 came along and in the spring of the latter year came new and unexpected McCluskey activity. I forgot exactly where I first caught wind of the … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 34]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Sugar Tax | 1991 – 1.5 [continued from last post] “Side One” ended with “Big Town,” a mewling diatribe against the music industry… at least according to the official notes on OMD’s current discography. … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 33]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Sugar Tax | 1991 – 1.5 [continued from last post] I bought my copy of “Sugar Tax” as an import, which was the first time I’d bought the new OMD album on CD that … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 32]

In 1989, by the time that OMD had thrown in the towel, I had come to a crossroads in the road regarding my affinity for British pop. By the mid-80s all of the band I cherished had either broken up … Continue reading

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