Tag Archives: Dazzle Ships

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

Posted in Core Collection, Designed By Peter Saville, Rock GPA | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Core Collection, Designed By Peter Saville, Rock GPA | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Core Collection, Designed By Peter Saville, Rock GPA | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Core Collection, Designed By Peter Saville, Rock GPA | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Core Collection, Designed By Peter Saville, Rock GPA | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Core Collection, Designed By Peter Saville, Record Review, Rock GPA | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Record Review: OMD – Architecture + Morality | Dazzle Ships | 05.16 [part 2]

[continued from previous post] After an intermission, the second disc began with the more popular of the two albums being played that night. As if to draw comparisons, they chose to begin with the musique concrete title track in much … Continue reading

Posted in Core Collection, Live Music | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments