Tag Archives: 2017

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 71]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from this post] There have been a handful of world class OMD songs on the band’s modern albums. Several songs that were absolutely at the top of the stack … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 70]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from this post] “Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang” might have been called “Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang Bloc Bloc Bloc” since it represented a second example of … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 69]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from last post] The next track was something quite different. “Robot Man” was a deliberately hoary sci-fi cliché of a title that gave the tune maximum ironic value, since … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 68]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from this post] OMD, as usual in their third phase, discussed the making of their latest album well in advance of its September  2017 release. The name of the … Continue reading

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Dazzling Go-Betweens Documentary Lights The Fire Anew

I can’t believe I haven’t written about The Go-Betweens in the nearly eight years of this blog. For many years I thought that I first heard of them when the video for “Spring Rain” was a staple of the early … Continue reading

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2017 – The Year In Buying Music

“Going into 2017, I’d like to see a slight paring back of music bought in the upcoming year. Last year I bought a release for every post made in the year [210] and that’s a bit too much stuff. I know for … Continue reading

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