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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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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 25]

[continued from last post] Commenter Jordan in the previous post made a supremely cogent comment about OMD’s creative conundrum by 1985: “What was the missing link? It could not have been just trying to write bland music for the market. … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 24]

[continued from last post] So after losing 90% of their UK audience following, “Dazzle Ships,” OMD had been concerned with “breaking in America.” The heat was on and the large and lucrative American market had been, until their singing with … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 23]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Crush | 1985 – 2 [continued from last post] When the next song began I had a hard time believing I was hearing OMD. It started out with a stupid 4/4 drumbeat and fuzztone guitar … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 22]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Crush | 1985 – 2 [continued from this post] The next OMD album appeared right on time, as if dispensed by a musical conveyor belt of some kind. It was the summer of 1985 … Continue reading

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