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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 17]

[continued from previous post] After the “Dazzle Ships” campaign stalled with the non-hit status of “Telegraph,” the earmarked third single “Radio Waves” never had a chance of happening. Virgin must have had kittens because OMD, who had sold 3,000,000 copies … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 16]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Dazzle Ships | 1983 – 4 [continued from this post] So… we return to the OMD Rock G.P.A.® thread, abandoned almost three weeks ago for a sudden obituary thread for someone I’ve known for over … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 15]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Dazzle Ships | 1983 – 4 [continued from previous post] Following the brilliant pop of “Telegraph,” the album snapped violently back into fragmentary sound collage with “This Is Helena.” This was surely one of … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 14]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Dazzle Ships | 1983 – 4 [continued from previous post] After those first two tracks, anything could have happened here. So a line in the sand was definitely crossed when “ABC Auto Industry” began. … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 13]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Dazzle Ships | 1983 – 4 [continued from previous post] When the needle hit this wax the opener, “Radio Prague,” abruptly let us know that we were not in Kansas anymore. The sort of … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 12]

[…continued from this post] So… we return to the OMD Rock G.P.A.® thread, abandoned over a month ago for a seemingly endless series of concert reviews, some travel, some illness, lunch hours cut to the bone to make up time … Continue reading

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REDUX: A Thousand Number One Albums In The UK

November 25, 2013 Today on the BBC was a feature examining the thousand albums that have topped the British charts since their point of origin in July 1956. I wondered how many of those best sellers would fall  under the … Continue reading

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