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(Guardian)   How to lose 3 millions fans in one easy step. In other news, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark had 3 million fans   (music.guardian.co.uk ) divider line
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2008-03-07 12:32:26 AM  
Hey, as a child of the 80's I have to admit... OMD was great...

/Tesla Girls, heaven knows their recipe
 
2008-03-07 12:38:59 AM  
ramell: Hey, as a child of the 80's I have to admit... OMD was great...

Agreed.

My high school girlfriend loved them. (Hi Tammi!)

/Poofles?
//Nah, that doesn't make any sense...hurray for cold meds.
 
2008-03-07 01:16:26 AM  
You two must be smoking crack. I mean, I like the queerest, feyest '80s pop fluff imaginable (Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, A Flock of Seagulls, Spandau Farking Ballet, etc.), and even I think OMD is crap. "If You Leave" gives me hives.
 
2008-03-07 01:38:35 AM  
carmody: You two must be smoking crack. I mean, I like the queerest, feyest '80s pop fluff imaginable (Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, A Flock of Seagulls, Spandau Farking Ballet, etc.), and even I think OMD is crap. "If You Leave" gives me hives.

RTA - it's not about what happened to them once they realised they had to make a pop album to pay off debts - its about what caused those debts in the first place. Interesting read.
 
2008-03-07 01:45:06 AM  
www.hoosiergazette.com

...would like a word with OMitD
 
2008-03-07 01:55:42 AM  
My first college dorm roommate was one of those fans.

/and a douchebag
 
2008-03-07 02:26:39 AM  
"It's going to be out Mull of Kintyre..."

Bahahahhaha
 
2008-03-07 02:27:14 AM  
"our"
 
2008-03-07 03:06:48 AM  
How to lose a reader in 1 crappy article
 
2008-03-07 03:30:36 AM  
mailroomjack: How to lose a reader in 1 crappy article

I agree. Isn't it time for some Billy Squier fancy-dancing?
 
2008-03-07 03:40:32 AM  
"Enola Gay" is a brilliant song. "Dazzle Ships" is a solid album. fark the haters.

/yeah, they sucked after Dazzle Ships but the first 3 albums were great
 
2008-03-07 08:24:20 AM  
Be honest. Bowel Movements in the Dark never had more than 10 or 11 fans.
 
2008-03-07 09:33:01 AM  
Frankenstein monster
 
Azz
2008-03-07 09:45:47 AM  
I admit they are a biatcheesy but brilliant
'Secret' & 'Electricity' are awesome
 
2008-03-07 09:54:00 AM  
Azz: I admit they are a biatcheesy but brilliant
'Secret' & 'Electricity' are awesome


Agree, and filterLOL.
 
2008-03-07 10:26:51 AM  
wait for it... wait for it...

there it is:
· The remastered edition of Dazzle Ships is out now on EMI
 
2008-03-07 11:15:27 AM  
but...there are hardly any people in the uk... so was this really a "movement" per se?
 
2008-03-07 11:35:18 AM  
images.art.com

"I feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of listeners heard a new album and went 'Meh.'"
 
2008-03-07 12:05:38 PM  
The very best of OMD was the first CD I ever bought. It sounded sick on my stereo, one of the first Aiwa Mini-systems (which wasn't very mini at all), and the sound is probably what got me into higher end audio at a later time.
 
2008-03-07 12:54:44 PM  
OMD was a cleaned up prep version of The Cure.

With that said Electricity was an awesome song.
 
2008-03-07 02:03:20 PM  
Dazzle Ships was a pretty remarkable album for it's time. They took sampling and looping to the limit for the era.

Junk Culture is pretty cool album too...

\Gotta love using a speak & spell as a vocalist
 
2008-03-07 02:59:28 PM  
"Dazzle Ships" is the only OMD album I own. Bought it for $1 at Value Village. Slightly warped, but still good cond.
Anway, I thought it was pretty good. Nice dark atmopshere... interesting [primitive sounding?] synths, catchy songs... neat interludes... and as Fousse said, they used sampling and looping as well.
It's one of my fav. "dark records of the early 80's". The others are "Closer" by Joy Division, and "The Final Cut" by Pink Floyd [*ahem* Roger Waters *ahem*].
 
2008-03-07 03:34:45 PM  
"Genetic Engineering" is a really cool song.
 
2008-03-07 04:13:20 PM  
Dazzle Ships is amazing. Can't stand their later stuff.
 
2008-03-07 08:43:42 PM  
Big deal. They eventually made a song for The Breakfast Club soundtrack a few years later and were rolling in tons of dough.
 
2008-03-08 06:32:08 AM  
Was in NY to see Joy Division when Ian Curtis offed himself. OMD was the consolation prize. I snoozed off for about half their set, I think.

Only thing I remember of the band in general is Enola Gay, which was decent enough.
 
2008-03-08 07:44:26 AM  
Electricity - Haven't heard these guys in years.

Link (new window)
 
2008-03-08 08:48:53 AM  
-

Billy Squier wants to show you how its done
Link (new window)


/haha haa ha haha haha
//HAA HAA HAA HAA
/// Billy Squeer
 
2008-03-08 09:17:14 AM  
WHO?!
I''m an '80s kiddo but ever heard of Them :S
 
2008-03-08 10:54:28 PM  
I never realized Dazzle Ships was a flop. I loved that album. And will love it again!
 
2008-03-11 10:33:30 PM  
You mean they actually did something else besides "If You Leave"?

Jesus, that interminable song won't die. The goddamned eighties-format radio stations continue to flog it like it was ever actually worth listening to. Lump it in with the Thompson Twins and all of that other ridiculous British pop dreck.
 
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