Tag Archives: 1981

First Record Show In Over Four Years Disappoints

Let’s take a break before yet more OMD posts. Other things have been happening and one of the that merited commentary was the first record show in my sleepy town in over four years. Just like the last one, this … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 11]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] In 1980, OMD were touring “Organization” in Europe and since they were playing places like Rouen and Orleans, wags in their support band … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 10]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] “Sealand” was an austere epic for this band. Faint boatwhistle synths  with Malcolm Holmes sturdy, unaffected heart beat rhythm while mournful organ chords … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 9]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] When the needle hit the wax I was greeted by sounds heretofore alien to an OMD record. Creaking machinery, pneumatic hissing, and frantically … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 8]

[continued from this post] As OMD moved from 1980 into 1981, they found themselves synchronizing immaculately with the zeitgeist of the year which saw Post-Punk and the emergent New Pop aesthetic reaching for its acme in the public consciousness. 1981 … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 6]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Organisation | 1980 – 4 [continued from previous post] Having established their top flight pop chops right up front, “Organisation” then makes the effort to map out new territory for the group. “2nd Thought” … Continue reading

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REDUX: Record Review: Landscape – From The Tearooms of Mars… To The Hell-holes of Uranus

December 26, 2013 Landscape: From The Tearooms of Mars… To The Hell-holes Of Uranus US LP [1981] European Man Shake The West Awake Computer Person Alpine Tragedy; Sisters Face Of The 80’s New Religion Einstein A Go-Go Norman Bates The … Continue reading

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