Remember them? Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. If you were a 80's teen like myself you would have danced to their electronic tones at the school disco. Songs such as Electricity, Joan of Arc, Maid of Orleans, Talking Loud and Clear, Locomotion, Tesla Girls and the anti war song Enola Gay. Oh brilliant songs, well guess what? They're back!
Yes, this September has seen the release of a new album 'The Punishment of Luxury' and listening to the title single it's as if they've never been away. It just got me the other day listening to them on the radio. They just have that distinctive sound that you recognise as OMD. It took me back and made me feel good. I like a good nostalgic session especially with music, it can project you to a different time and recollect some great memories. I also love to see a band which was formed way back in 1978, still doing their stuff today and it remaining relevant.
Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys founded the band and gained success with a rotation of different band members over the years until the time they disbanded in 1996. In 2006 they made a come back and now, back as strong as ever. If anyone mentions both their names in a music quiz of in conversation I always remember what they look like and recall their hits. That's probably because I'm a bit of a music buff and a total 80's fan. It would be my specialised subject if I ventured on Mastermind, I blame Smash Hits magazine and listening to the Top 40 as a teenager. It was my era, my time and I loved it.
I remember when leaving school I applied for a job with EMI in sales and I knew in a way that I wouldn't have the experience but crikey it was the best job I ever applied for, even though I didn't get it. I think I still have the rejection letter, it's my evidence of chasing a big dream even for a little moment.
The new single by OMD is great, again it's called 'The Punishment of Luxury' and available on all good downloady places like itunes to name one. I say that one because it's the one I use.......go get it now and do what I did, think ahhhhhh OMD are back and a little bit of the 80's.......timeless classic music. You'll be punching the air singing 'hey hey hey' I guarantee!
Enjoy and thanks for reading today, come back tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday.
Take care for now......
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