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Club 66 : Annex

The Organisation album had given Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys a fresh canvas to work on. The sombre soundscapes that dominated their second album were a world away from the ‘garage punk’ stylings of their eponymous debut release. But Organisation’s … Read More

The Definitive ENOLA GAY Guide

Despite its troubled beginnings, OMD’s ‘Enola Gay’ has remarkably seen very little variation from its original incarnation to final release. While the song has had its own unique history, the classic Organisation cut has avoided the complicated evolution that tracks … Read More

The Recording History Of ENOLA GAY

Looking back at a synthpop classic… It’s one of OMD’s most iconic songs and gained them their first UK Top Ten – as well as their first international hit single. Enola Gay remains a classic OMD song, yet its evolution … Read More

OMD And The Art Of War

Despite the horrors of armed conflict, it’s probably not surprising how influential war has been on popular culture. Growing up in the post-war years, it’s inevitable that bands such as OMD would draw on these strong cultural influences. Many of … Read More

THE ORGANISATION INTERVIEWS

Arriving in the latter part of 1980, Organisation followed up the ‘garage synthpop’ of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark with an album of Gothic moods that included the classic ‘Enola Gay’. In 2003 the album was reissued featuring remastered tracks … Read More

OMD Q&A : VIDEOS

Our latest OMD Q&A update takes a look at OMD’s extensive video work. Among the topics up for discussion are ‘Bunker Soldiers’, ‘Walking On The Milky Way’, ‘Joan Of Arc’, ‘Enola Gay’, ‘Speed Of Light’ and the screened Sheffield Hall … Read More

OMD Q&A : SONGS

Continuing the OMD Q&A archives with a section dedicated to OMD’s songs. Queries about ‘Walking On The Milky Way’, ‘2nd Thought’, ‘Never Turn Away’, ‘Enola Gay’ and ‘Tesla Girls’ are just some of the topics that get answers from Andy … Read More

ENGLISH ELECTRIC release date

Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey were recently interviewed by The Guardian for the paper’s How We Made series, this time looking at the history of one of OMD’s most well-known songs Enola Gay. The article appears to be an early … Read More