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A Band At Work

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

AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL COLLISTER

OMD’s first manager in conversation… The early years of OMD were bolstered by the talents of Paul Collister who acted as the band’s first manager – as well as supplying the tape recorder known as ‘Winston’ that formed a crucial … Read More

OMITD INTERVIEW : MAL HOLMES

“Whatever OMD had was really fixed in concrete on that first album…” Originally released in 1980, OMD’s debut album Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark featured some of the most iconic OMD songs, including ‘Electricity’, ‘Bunker Soldiers’ and ‘Messages’. The sleeve … Read More

OMITD INTERVIEW : MARTIN COOPER

“It’s a really good, fresh album…” Originally released in 1980, OMD’s debut album Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark featured some of the most iconic OMD songs, including ‘Electricity’, ‘Bunker Soldiers’ and ‘Messages’. The sleeve design (by Peter Saville and Ben … Read More

OMITD INTERVIEW : PAUL HUMPHREYS

“Lots of songs about inanimate objects, relationships and science!” Originally released in 1980, OMD’s debut album Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark featured some of the most iconic OMD songs, including ‘Electricity’, ‘Bunker Soldiers’ and ‘Messages’. The sleeve design (by Peter … Read More

OMITD INTERVIEW : ANDY McCLUSKEY

“It was two teenagers in somebody’s back room who decided to do it themselves…” Originally released in 1980, OMD’s debut album Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark featured some of the most iconic OMD songs, including ‘Electricity’, ‘Bunker Soldiers’ and ‘Messages’. … Read More