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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are an English new wave/synthpop group formed in 1978, whose founding members, Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, North West England. While steadily eschewing pop star status, the band cultivated a fanbase in the United Kingdom from 1978–1980. They gained popularity throughout Europe with the 1980 single "Enola Gay", and achieved broader recognition via album Architecture & Morality and its singles. OMD also garnered acclaim for their experimental recordings. Although retrospectively lauded, their album Dazzle Ships eroded European consumer interest during the mid 1980s; Junk Culture marked a shif ... more on Wikipedia

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