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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 11]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] In 1980, OMD were touring “Organization” in Europe and since they were playing places like Rouen and Orleans, wags in their support band … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 10]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] “Sealand” was an austere epic for this band. Faint boatwhistle synths  with Malcolm Holmes sturdy, unaffected heart beat rhythm while mournful organ chords … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 9]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] When the needle hit the wax I was greeted by sounds heretofore alien to an OMD record. Creaking machinery, pneumatic hissing, and frantically … Continue reading

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