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Hidden Gems : OMD – 88 Seconds In Greensboro

Today I thought I’d highlight the rockier side of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark with a song ‘88 Seconds In Greensboro‘ from their album ‘Crush‘. People often forget they started out on the Factory Records label with the single ‘Electricity‘. … Continue reading

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New Order – Power Corruption And Lies – 30 Years Ago Today

It was thirty years ago today that four people from Manchester released possibly the most musically iconic flower arrangement ever. Coincidently this was another of Peter Saville’s splendid pieces of artwork. This was New Order’s second instalment which followed straight … Continue reading

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Peel Sessions : Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

OMD are a band many forget released their first single ‘Electricity‘ on the iconic label Factory Records. Tony Wilson the supremo saw their potential and recommended them to go get a bigger label deal, which soon followed. The rest is … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems : Stockholm Monsters – Partyline

Continuing this very popular viewed series of Hidden Gems (tracks which should have been hits or should have been singles). I’ll present you a track via YouTube, Daily Motion, Soundcloud or another site. These posts are for the music only. … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems : Marcel King – Reach For Love

Continuing this very popular viewed series of Hidden Gems (tracks which should have been hits). I’ll present you a track via YouTube, Daily Motion, Soundcloud or another site. These posts are for the music only. If you could mix Motown … Continue reading

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Retro : BBC – Punk Britannia 3 – 1978-1981

The concluding part of the BBC series ‘Punk Britannia‘ showed the music that emerged from the remains of the short-lived Punk movement. It was also the time when I left the sheltered confines of schooling into the dark (literally at … Continue reading

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