Tag Archives: Andy McCluskey

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 52]

Onetwo – Instead | 2007 – 3 [continued from last post] Following a startling Pink Floyd cover version, another big shock occurred at the end of “Have A Cigar,” when Bob Kraushaar was just starting to let rip on a “hot” … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 42]

[continued from previous post…do not adjust your browser] After the end of OMD MK II following the poor reception of “Universal” in 1996, Andy McCluskey found himself at a crossroads. It was the height of Britpop in the UK and … 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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OMD Release Third Single From “English Electric” As Drummer Rebounds From Malady

The same day as my last posting brought with it the news that OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes had collapsed onstage from heat exhaustion in the torrid climes of the Toronto club where they were playing a gig on their 2013 … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin part 5]

So the new OMD album is in hand after the band spent two years writing this new album [apart from Kissing The Machine”]. That makes for a very coherent album, as compared to the last one. The only moments that … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin – part 4]

As with the DLX edition of their previous album, “English Electric” is bundled with a CD of demos. These are not for the entire album, but the brief [26:11] glimpse into the processes of making “English Electric” offers up a … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin – part 3]

When OMD returned in 2010 with “History Of Modern,” I couldn’t help but notice that “auxiliary vocalist” Paul Humphreys was sitting out the album, with none of his dulcet tones on the mic. This has been corrected with “English Electric” … Continue reading

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