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Little seen OMD on early 80s Top Of The Pops
10:14 pm

I just thought I’d put up a few under-viewed clips of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark performing on Top Of The Pops in the early 80s—why the hell not? I know we have a few fans lurking out there amongst the readers (and writers) and these could do with a few more views. I have a confession to make though—OMD pretty much passed me by until very recently. I dunno why that is to be honest. Maybe it’s the glut of other early synth bands from the same period whose back catalogs I was more urgent to check out. Maybe it’s my vague hazy childhood memories of the band being that they were not particularly cool. Maybe it’s the connections I can see now between OMD and the haunted Ariel Pink/John Maus sound casting the band in a new light. Whatever. I don’t wanna question it too much. I just wanna enjoy:
OMD - “Souvenir” (live on TOTP)

OMD - “Messages” (live on TOTP)

OMD - “Genetic Engineering” (live on TOTP)

OMD - “Joan Of Arc” (live on TOTP - man, they fad a lot of hit singles)

OMD - “Maid Of Orleans” (live on TOTP - I think you get the point)

Posted by Niall O'Conghaile
10:14 pm



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