STILL LIFE – THE STORY OF THE LISTENING POOL
Post

In 1989, the classic four-piece line-up of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark split up. Following a well-publicised legal tussle, singer Andy McCluskey took the OMD name, while the remaining members formed The Listening Pool. Barry Page tells the story. In … Read More

SUGAR RUSH – The Story of ‘Sugar Tax’
Post

It’s a long long way… Thirty years ago, OMD scored back-to-back top 10 hit singles for the first time since their commercial and artistic peak in the early 1980s, but it was a success that was achieved without three of … Read More

YOU ME & OMD
Post

How can this be true… After a year of a live performance schedule that resembled a scene from Mad Max, the news that OMD were to perform live once again came as something of a shock. In fact, the You … Read More

The Story Of If You Leave
Post

Like time was standing still… Straddling the gap between OMD’s Crush and The Pacific Age albums, OMD’s phenomenally successful single ‘If You Leave’ was a bit of an oddity. It embraced the smoother, more organic (and certainly more US-friendly) style … Read More

Club 66: 88 Seconds in Greensboro
Post

We won’t forget… ‘If You Leave’ is one of OMD’s more unusual releases, emerging as a standalone single in 1986 on the back of its inclusion in the film Pretty In Pink, where it served as the soundtrack to that … Read More

The Year In Review – 2020
Post

A tough year… 2020 hasn’t exactly been a good year with the advent of the Covid-19 crisis, live gigs effectively being written off and the OMD community suffering some tragic losses. But it’s also the year that’s marked some special … Read More

ORGANISATION: These Games You Play
Post

A vision fading fast… Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Organisation, OMD’s second album release and also the album that showed the band taking a more serious step into music as a business – as well as changing some significant … Read More

Hambi Haralambous 1951 – 2020
Post

“I realised what a great honour it was to be creating images and visuals for songs that millions of people had already heard and loved…” One of the most vital locations in Liverpool’s music community of the 1990s was the … Read More

ENOLA GAY 40th Anniversary
Post

This kiss you give, it’s never going to fade away… 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 … Read More

SHE’S GOT CLAWS – Doppelgänger
Post

Crunchy electropop excellence… One of the emerging electronic acts of recent years that’s impressed Andy McCluskey is She’s Got Claws, which has resulted in the OMD founder-member applying his production talents to two of the tracks on SGC’s latest release. … Read More

1 2 3 4 27