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The Definitive TESLA GIRLS Guide

Exploring an OMD classic During OMD’s post-Dazzle Ships writing period, confidence was at an all time low for Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys. Although they had returned to writing following the Dazzle Ships tour, they were unsure if what they … Read More

OMD Discography

If you have an interest in the long musical history of OMD, then we direct you to the first part of our OMD DISCOGRAPHY which has just gone live. This Discography covers OMD’s single releases from 1979 to 1984 and … Read More

A Tentative Pre-Gig Moment

A pensive moment for Andy McCluskey prior to going on stage back in November 1980. It had been a very good year for OMD with two hits singles and two hit albums, but the concept of the band being successful … Read More

Northern Exposure

OMD had struggled to get a foothold of the American market during their early years – a feat that many UK and European bands had to contend with. Despite this, record label DinDisc were keen to send them across the … Read More

My Feelings Still Remain

1981 was a stellar year for OMD with the phenomenal success of ‘Souvenir’ – their highest chart hit up to that point. An inevitable appearance on the legendary UK music show Top Of The Pops only helped to bolster the … Read More

To The Best Of Our Ability

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys pause to reflect during the shooting of the promo video for ‘Genetic Engineering’ in 1983. Up to this point they had enjoyed an unimaginable success with Architecture & Morality, but unwilling to settle for simply … Read More

New Horizons

The release of Sugar Tax in 1991 saw the revival of fortunes for OMD. Following the release of the Best Of OMD album in 1988, the band had split under acrimonious circumstances. An agreement that Andy continue under the OMD … Read More

A Band At Work

After signing to the DinDisc label, OMD’s manager Paul Collister negotiated an advance so the band could construct their own studio in the heart of Liverpool. The idea of their own studio, inspired in part by Kraftwerk’s own Klingklang studio, … Read More

The Romance Of Record Store Day

With OMD once again participating in Record Store Day this April, it’s probably a good time to look at the event and to explore what it means for shops, bands and indeed the fans themselves. Record Store Day originally began … Read More

Pretending To See The Future

Between Thursday 20th September to Monday 8th October 1979, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark played as the opening act on Gary Numan’s Touring Principle which took in UK cities as far and wide as Glasgow, London, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle and … Read More

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