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ENGLISH ELECTRIC sleeve art

Bold visuals for new OMD album With the forthcoming tour dates announced and the OMD engine once again slowly grinding into action, here’s a glimpse of the artwork that’s going to be adorning OMD’s new album release (Note: the sample … Read More

2011 – The Year In Review

Looking back at OMD’s 2011… 2011 was a busy year for OMD following on from the release of History Of Modern. It was also the year that saw the Messages site feature some great articles, stories and interviews. January saw … Read More

Electricity

Looking at OMD’s classic debut single… ‘Electricity’ emerged as one of the first songs that Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys wrote together. Influenced by German electronic pioneers such as Can, Neu! and Kraftwerk, ‘Electricity’ yielded a simple yet infectious electro-pop … Read More

The Id

The means to an end… Before OMD had paved the way as a pioneering synthpop outfit, the likes of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys and Mal Holmes had already established themselves through smaller bands based around the Liverpool/Wirral music scene. This … Read More

New Horizons

Sailing on the seven seas… 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 … Read More

Across Every Ocean

Stepping through the door into the world of OMD… and never looking back! When I was asked to write a piece about how I got turned onto OMD as a young American, I thought “that’ll be easy!” But now as … Read More

Club 66: The Avenue

The secret is to fantasize… The saga of Dazzle Ships is only too well known to OMD fans. Here was a band that was proud of the success of Architecture & Morality, yet felt under pressure to repeat themselves with … Read More

Club 66: Almost

A Red Car And A Green Car… It must have been a strange time to be unfolding into a world of music during the 1970’s when your influences were not being dictated by the guitar bands of the late 60s … Read More

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