Tag Archives: Designed By Peter Saville

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 4]

[continued from this post] After the Kraftwerk pastiche of “Electricity,” it followed with another dip into the Düsseldorf waters for “The Messerschmitt Twins.” This time, the template was side two of the “Autobahn” album. “Morgenspaizergang” in particular, from the days … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 3]

[continued from previous post] So, yes. OMD quickly discovered they were “failing upward” with surprising ease. As 1979 turned into 1980, they readied their debut album for a release early in the year. We discussed the motorik art rock of … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 2]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark | 1980 – 2.5 The perky drumbox that set the pace of “Bunker Soldiers” was adorned with an expansive, almost Asian melody on the polysynth. It plays almost like … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Dream Academy

The Dream Academy: The Dream Academy US CD [1985] Life In A Northern Town The Edge Of Forever [Johnny] New Light In Places On The Run This World Bound To Be Moving On The Love Parade The Party One Dream … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes”

The pre-release single from Ultravox’s “Lament” album was a guitar heavy stomper, which gave me pause, back in the day. I bought the 12″ in the minty fresh, green tinted sleeve, and wondered what the album would offer when it … Continue reading

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REDUX: Designed By Peter Saville: The Many Faces Of “Rage In Eden”

November 1, 2010 I am a graphic designer. I knew I wanted to be one by the time that I was 10 or 11 years old. Every move I made from junior high onward was to further this goal. I … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: OMD – Joan Of Arc [Maid of Orleans]

In January of 1982, the third single from OMD’s best selling [in the UK] album “Architecture + Moralilty” was released in 1982. And the 12″ has a fascinating variation story behind it. I first bought the most common 12″ single, … Continue reading

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