A Tentative Pre-Gig Moment
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The Gothic Years… 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 … Read More

Northern Exposure
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Atlantic manoeuvres… 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 … Read More

My Feelings Still Remain
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My intention… 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 … Read More

To The Best Of Our Ability
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Efficient and logical… 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 … Read More

A Band At Work
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Studio Life 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 … Read More

The Romance Of Record Store Day
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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

MESSAGES EASTER SALE
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Grab an OMD fix this weekend as Messages offers up a sale on selected merchandise. We’re rocking a new look for the Messages site this week and to promote our restructuring we’re doing a special Easter Sale. Snap up back … Read More

OMD to go Fully Digital in 2016
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In breaking news, OMD have confirmed that from 2016, all future releases from the synthpop outfit will be digital download only. This move will impact all record releases from the band starting in 2016. Sources say that this move has … Read More

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