Witching Hour Sessions – OMD – October 24th 2017

The Witching Hours Session – 24/10/2017
(Back Home In Durrow)

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD)

Formed in Liverpool by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphries in 1978, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) had a brilliant knack for catchy singles and the music on their first tranche of albums was constantly ambitious and brimful with great ideas. Eno was a definite influence but they probably owe their greatest debt to Kraftwerk.
Their first 2 albums released in 1980 ‘OMD’ and ‘Organisation’ were packed full of excellent electro-pop and were followed by a string of excellently produced early 80s albums but the relationship between McCluskey and Humphries was beginning to breakdown by the time of ‘Pacific Age’ (1986). Shortly after Humphries left the band and McCluskey continued on with the name and released a number of albums but failed to gain an audience at the time.
Still tour occasionally and looking forward to seeing Margaret Egan’s gig report and photos  soon 😎.

Tonight’s manoeuvring in the Durrow dark;

Architecture & Morality (1981)

OMD — Architecture & Morality Live At The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane – 04/12/81

Tracklist 01. Almost 02. Mystereality 03. Joan Of Arc 04. Motion And Heart 05. Maid Of Orleans 06. Statues 07. Souvenir 08. New Stone Age 09. Enola Gay 10. Bunker Soldiers 11. Electricity 12. She’s Leaving 13. Julia’s Song 14. Stanlow

Junk Culture (1984)


tesla girls locomotion junk culture apollo never turn away love and violence hard day all wrapped up white trash talking loud and clear

Crush (1985)

Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark (OMD)- Crush–Full Album (1985)

1. Secret 2. So in Love 3. Bloc Bloc Bloc 4. Women III 5. Crush 6. 88 Seconds in Greenburo 7. The Native Daughters of the Golden West 8. Hold You 9. The Lights are Going Out

OMD Members Timeline.


Studio albums:
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (1980)
Organisation (1980)
Architecture & Morality (1981)
Dazzle Ships (1983)
Junk Culture (1984)
Crush (1985)
The Pacific Age (1986)
Sugar Tax (1991)
Liberator (1993)
Universal (1996)
History of Modern (2010)
English Electric (2013)
The Punishment of Luxury (2017)

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