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Old 23-11-2013, 19:40
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Anyone else here a fan of theirs?
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Old 23-11-2013, 19:47
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Yes!

Enola Gay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5XJ2GiR6Bo

Electricty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y43XLVqjytQ
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Old 24-11-2013, 00:25
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I am!

A great 80s band.
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Old 24-11-2013, 00:42
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Yes I was into them. Would love to catch to live now.
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Old 24-11-2013, 02:11
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They ran into the 90s with their hits, including this wonderful dreamy song and video, which I've just had a wonderful time watching and listening to for the first time in 20 years.

Dream of Me-OMD
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Old 24-11-2013, 03:31
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Great band, excellent live too. Prefer their earlier stuff though such as:

Messages
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXvlzUCB74o

Bunker Soldiers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx6BpUqJIqI

Souvenir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swzp1eeOMj4
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Old 24-11-2013, 13:44
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They ran into the 90s with their hits, including this wonderful dreamy song and video, which I've just had a wonderful time watching and listening to for the first time in 20 years.

Dream of Me-OMD
I always think of them as 80s though because that's when they were most popular.
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Old 24-11-2013, 15:40
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I saw them play the Glasgow Apollo round about 1980. It was a memorable gig as the synths were so loud and powerful that they reverberated through my whole body. It was freaky and awesome.
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Old 24-11-2013, 21:28
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Been an OMD fan since 1982, saw them on the Dazzle Ships, Junk Culture, Crush, and Sugar Tax tours
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Old 24-11-2013, 23:27
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Anyone else here a fan of theirs?
I did like some of their songs, but haven't listened to them in ages.
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Old 24-11-2013, 23:29
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Love Forever Live And Die.
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Old 25-11-2013, 09:32
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Loved their stuff from the 80s.
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Old 25-11-2013, 09:43
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Just checked the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. Enola Gay was in the charts exactly thirty-three years ago today. What a classic that was!
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Old 25-11-2013, 13:22
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Just checked the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. Enola Gay was in the charts exactly thirty-three years ago today. What a classic that was!
A great classic that was.

A few more of their great songs.

Maid of Orleans
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uByUX0GrtdA

Telegraph
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a77xAUiRY
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Old 25-11-2013, 14:02
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Maid of Orleans always reminds me of the day my pet budgie died Don't laugh, i was only a kid

Genetic Engineering. Another Classic!

http://youtu.be/OddgsPyCJmU
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Old 25-11-2013, 15:41
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Maid of Orleans always reminds me of the day my pet budgie died Don't laugh, i was only a kid

Genetic Engineering. Another Classic!

http://youtu.be/OddgsPyCJmU
Sorry to hear about your budgie.
I always thought Genetic Engineering was strange.
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Old 25-11-2013, 17:01
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I saw them at UEA in 1979(?) when the only song I recognised was 'Electricity'. I saw the Human League around the same time and I thought they were better.
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Old 25-11-2013, 17:30
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Sorry to hear about your budgie.
I always thought Genetic Engineering was strange.
Yeah, it might take a few listens for it to grow on you. Thanks for the budgie comments
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Old 25-11-2013, 18:49
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Just remembered this great track, which was their first big(gish) hit. I love the Indian/oriental feel to that creepy little riff of music between the verses!

Messages
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Old 25-11-2013, 18:55
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I was always surprised 'So In Love' wan't a bigger hit in the UK: A tune and half and superbly produced.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD8TApX3btM

It only reached #27 in the UK but did reach #26 in the US Billboard hot 100
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Old 25-11-2013, 18:56
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Love Forever Live And Die.
My favourite too.

Great video as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moFiaQPCl04
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Old 25-11-2013, 19:32
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Pandora's Box is a lovely little tune!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb_1dUuYHG8
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Old 26-11-2013, 11:12
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Had a great evening yesterday, playing OMD's back catalogue of hits on YouTube. The memories it brought back!
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Old 26-11-2013, 13:41
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i liked them to begin with... the first half dozen singles or so, but got rather tired of them ... sorry...
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Old 26-11-2013, 14:38
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Think by their own admission they very nearly buggered up their career after the excellent Architecture & Morality album (the CD with the bonus tracks is well worth a listen). Remember bringing the next album Dazzle Ships home...and just staring at the speakers in bemusement.

Then they tried for the American market and had their biggest hit in the US with 'If You Leave' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPmTGFg06zA which still sounds quite fresh. Radio 1 didn't play it, so it bombed here sad to say.
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