Tag Archives: Rock G.P.A.

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 72]

[continued from last post] So after eight months and lots of travel interruptions, live concerts [including a fantastic OMD gig – my favorite ever, in April], and the occasional off-OMD post to break up the logjam, we stand atop the … 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 G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 58]

Simple Minds | Graffiti Soul – 3 [continued from previous post] The next track in the program was the first Simple Minds track to bear a writing credit by the band’s current keyboardist Andy Gillespie. “Kiss + Fly” was an … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 25]

In 1986, Simple Minds had broken almost completely with their past as they parlayed a fluke hit single into an attempt to see how big they could take this. Material earlier than “New Gold Dream” was treated like an embarrassing family member … Continue reading

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