Category Archives: Mid-80s Malaise

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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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 29]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – The Pacific Age | 1986 – 2.5 [continued from last post] The next OMD album, came in fast on the heels of their earlier Hughes Film top five smash, but as with Hughes’ earlier … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 28]

OMD | If You Leave [continued from last post] In 1985, OMD had honestly scraped their way into the US top 30 with “So In Love,” a mushy piece of pop that was among the last song’s written during the … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 27]

Round Two – January 1986 [continued from last post] Of course, with another OMD concert, this time just 50 miles away instead of 450 or so we had to attend again! This time with a closer posse of friends. I … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 26]

[continued from last post] I was just ready to graduate with my Bachelor’s degree in December of 1985. One of my friends I’d met in college who was also in the Graphic Design program was an interesting guy named Jim … Continue reading

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