History Music / OrchestralManoeuvresInTheDark

2nd Jan '16 5:04:10 AM Morgenthaler
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They split in the late 80s, with FaceOfTheBand [=McCluskey=] retaining the name and releasing three more albums, which were actually reasonably successful, while the rest of the former members formed issued one, not so successful, album as The Listening Pool. After a bit of a hiatus, during which [=McCluskey=] masterminded the early hits of AtomicKitten, among other things, the classic lineup reformed and has toured and recorded new material to some acclaim.

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They split in the late 80s, with FaceOfTheBand [=McCluskey=] retaining the name and releasing three more albums, which were actually reasonably successful, while the rest of the former members formed issued one, not so successful, album as The Listening Pool. After a bit of a hiatus, during which [=McCluskey=] masterminded the early hits of AtomicKitten, Music/AtomicKitten, among other things, the classic lineup reformed and has toured and recorded new material to some acclaim.
22nd Mar '15 11:25:05 AM tenryufan
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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: ''Architecture And Morality'' famously has "Joan Of Arc" and "Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)". Both were released as singles, the latter being retitled "Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc)". Also "Apollo" from ''Junk Culture'' and "Apollo XI" from ''Sugar Tax'' are completely different songs.
18th Feb '15 4:27:50 PM Quag15
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Their real fondness was for bands like {{Music/Kraftwerk}} and Neu!. Their first three albums were filled with very intellectual stuff but had one or two hit singles each, keeping the record company happy (''very'' happy with ''Architecture and Morality'', which was an international hit album and spawned three hit singles, two [[ShoutOut about]] JoanOfArc). Their fourth just had the weird stuff with no hits. The record company had a little word with them, and subsequent albums were entirely written to the hit formula.

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Their real fondness was for bands like {{Music/Kraftwerk}} and Neu!.Music/{{Neu}}. Their first three albums were filled with very intellectual stuff but had one or two hit singles each, keeping the record company happy (''very'' happy with ''Architecture and Morality'', which was an international hit album and spawned three hit singles, two [[ShoutOut about]] JoanOfArc). Their fourth just had the weird stuff with no hits. The record company had a little word with them, and subsequent albums were entirely written to the hit formula.
1st Nov '14 6:40:08 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark were a Synthpop group formed in the Wirral, UK, in the mid-70's by Andy [=McCluskey=] and Paul Humphreys.

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Orchestral '''Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark in the Dark''' were a Synthpop {{Synthpop}} group formed in the Wirral, UK, in the mid-70's by Andy [=McCluskey=] and Paul Humphreys.



* ''Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark'' (1980)

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* ''Orchestral Manoeuvres In The in the Dark'' (1980)
25th Aug '14 12:44:08 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* LastNoteNightmare: "Georgia", which ends with a loud "bang".
12th Aug '14 4:03:27 AM Willbyr
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* CoverVersion: VelvetUnderground's "Waiting For The Man"

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* CoverVersion: VelvetUnderground's Music/VelvetUnderground's "Waiting For The Man"
1st Jun '14 8:49:20 PM babymoondancer
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* PachelbelsCanonProgression: "Walking On The Milky Way"

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* PachelbelsCanonProgression: "Walking On The Milky Way"Way", virtually chord for chord.
1st Jun '14 8:46:02 PM babymoondancer
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* PachelbelsCanonProgression: "Walking On The Milky Way"
17th Feb '14 6:46:39 AM Orihime
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* LyricalDissonance: "Enola Gay", an upbeat song about the bombing of Hiroshima.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Enola Gay", an upbeat song about [[UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki the bombing of Hiroshima.]]
** "Dreaming" is a poppy song about a person who is ''really'' disillusioned with his/her feelings for someone who refuses to commit to them.
7th Sep '13 6:38:14 AM Q4
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* NewSoundAlbum: After the panning given to the dark and angsty ''Dazzle Ships'', the band responded by making ''Junk Culture'', an album of jolly pop songs.

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* NewSoundAlbum: NewSoundAlbum / LighterAndSofter: After the panning given to the dark and angsty ''Dazzle Ships'', the band responded by making ''Junk Culture'', an album of jolly pop songs.
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