Category Archives: Mid-80s Malaise

Spandau Shakeup Stabilizes…To What End?

While we have had our head stuck down the OMD rabbit hole for many months, the world has not ceased spinning on its axis. Last July, Tony Hadley beat what seemed like a hasty exit from Spandau Ballet after nine … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 72]

[continued from last post] So after eight months and lots of travel interruptions, live concerts [including a fantastic OMD gig – my favorite ever, in April], and the occasional off-OMD post to break up the logjam, we stand atop the … Continue reading

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Book Week – Nicholas Pegg: The Complete David Bowie [2016 Ed.]

Surprise! Just when you thought it was more OMD postings in store for your eyeballs, I felt the spirit move me to finally have a theme week here based on all of the book reviews that I have been planning … Continue reading

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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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