OMD SPECIAL: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark on the life electronic

Episode 171,   Oct 05, 2019, 03:00 AM

It’s a special Bigmouth this week as we’re joined by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys AKA Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark as they mark their 40th anniversary with their ‘Souvenir’ box set – half greatest hits, half Pharaonic treasure trove of all the things they’ve made (including the really weird stuff).

ARCHITECTURE AND MORALITY AND SIÂN AND ANDREW: Dive in for a fascinating conversation that takes in the ups and downs of an “accidental” pop career, how Kraftwerk changed their lives, how Paul’s mum nearly derailed OMD entirely, the love/hate relationship between Liverpool and Manchester (and why Joy Division were so amazing), the critical reappraisal that means their ‘difficult’ art statement ‘Dazzle Ships’ is now among their best-loved albums… and how Kraftwerk (them again) invented Atomic Kitten. 

Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 

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