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* LeadBassist: Andy [=McCluskey=].


* 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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* 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. songs (retaining a relatively experimental appeal OMD was known for at that point)


* GenreRoulette: Not usually, but ''Crush'' is all over the place in stylistic terms, with everything from straight synthpop ("Secret"), to rock ("88 Seconds in Greensboro") to avant-garde ("Crush"), to BaroquePop ("La Femme Accident") to some weird pop + rockabilly + horn section mash-up ("Bloc Bloc Bloc").

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* GenreRoulette: Not usually, but ''Crush'' is all over the place in stylistic terms, with everything from straight synthpop ("Secret"), to rock ("88 Seconds in Greensboro") to avant-garde ("Crush"), to BaroquePop ("La Femme Accident") to some the weird pop + rockabilly + horn section mash-up seen in Junk Culture ("Bloc Bloc Bloc").


* DooWopProgression: "Enola Gay"

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* DooWopProgression: "Enola Gay"Gay".



* PrecisionFStrike: "Garden City", "Crush"
* RockstarSong: "Walking On The Milky Way"

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* PrecisionFStrike: "Garden City", "Crush"
"Crush", "Pulse", and "Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang". In the latter song, the music drops out to further emphasise the profanity.
* RockstarSong: "Walking On The Milky Way"Way".



** OMD has made several to Kraftwerk
*** Andy and Paul have both admitted that "Electricity" is a sped-up version of Kraftwerk's "Radioactivity"
*** The song "VCL XI" off the album ''Organisation'' is a really obscure one, referring to a label of a drawing of a vacuum tube on the back cover of the ''Radio-Activity'' album, though the original is written "VCL 11"
*** The title of ''Organisation'' might be a reference to the pre-Kraftwerk band Organisation, too
*** The vocoded introduction of "Radio Waves" is a shoutout to the vocoded introduction to "Autobahn"
*** OMD covered "Neon Lights" on the ''Sugar Tax'' album

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** OMD has made several to Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk:
*** Andy and Paul have both admitted that "Electricity" is a sped-up version of Kraftwerk's "Radioactivity"
"Radioactivity".
*** The song "VCL XI" off the album ''Organisation'' is a really obscure one, referring to a label of a drawing of a vacuum tube on the back cover of the ''Radio-Activity'' album, though the original is written "VCL 11"
11".
*** The title of ''Organisation'' might be a reference to the pre-Kraftwerk band Organisation, too
too.
*** The vocoded introduction of "Radio Waves" is a shoutout to the vocoded introduction to "Autobahn"
"Autobahn".
*** OMD covered "Neon Lights" on the ''Sugar Tax'' albumalbum.



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* ''The Punishment of Luxury'' (2017)


->''Enola gay, you should have stayed at home yesterday,\\

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->''Enola gay, Gay, you should have stayed at home yesterday,\\



Oho Enola gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way.''

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Oho Enola gay, Gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way.''


Oho Enola gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way.''\\

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Oho Enola gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way.''\\''



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->''Enola gay, you should have stayed at home yesterday,\\
Oho it can't describe the feeling and the way you lied,\\
These games you play, they're gonna end it all in tears someday,\\
Oho Enola gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way.''\\
-->"Enola Gay"


* CaptainErsatz: They couldn't get permission to use a real EdwardHopper work on the cover of ''Crush'', so an in-the-style-of painting was commissioned instead.
* CoverVersion: Music/VelvetUnderground's "Waiting For The Man"

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* CaptainErsatz: They couldn't get permission to use a real EdwardHopper work on the cover of ''Crush'', so an in-the-style-of InTheStyleOf painting was commissioned instead.
* CoverVersion: Music/VelvetUnderground's "Waiting For The Man"Man".


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

Their real fondness was for bands like {{Music/Kraftwerk}} and 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.

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'''Orchestral [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/omd.jpg]]

Orchestral
Manoeuvres in the Dark''' Dark (often abbreviated to OMD) are a {{Synthpop}} group formed in the Wirral, UK, in the mid-70's by Andy [=McCluskey=] and Paul Humphreys.

Their real fondness was for bands like {{Music/Kraftwerk}} Music/{{Kraftwerk}} and 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).UsefulNotes/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.


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

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*** The vocoded introduction of "Radio Waves" is a shoutout to the vocoded introduction to "Autobahn"

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** OMD has made several to Kraftwerk
*** Andy and Paul have both admitted that "Electricity" is a sped-up version of Kraftwerk's "Radioactivity"
*** The song "VCL XI" off the album ''Organisation'' is a really obscure one, referring to a label of a drawing of a vacuum tube on the back cover of the ''Radio-Activity'' album, though the original is written "VCL 11"
*** The title of ''Organisation'' might be a reference to the pre-Kraftwerk band Organisation, too
*** OMD covered "Neon Lights" on the ''Sugar Tax'' album
*** The song "RFWK" off ''History of Modern'' is another Kraftwerk reference, both using letters from the band's name, and a reference to the first names of Kraftwerk's most famous line-up: Ralf, Florian, Wolfgang, and Karl. The lyrics might also be an oblique reference to discovering Kraftwerk's music.

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* FixItInPost: On the ''Electricity'' live DVD, Andy jokes that they'll do this after he forgets the lyrics during "Talking Loud and Clear".


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.

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