The Post Punk Progressive Pop Party

The P5 is DEAD! It stands as a piece of 80's music history on the web. To prevent spam, your COMMENTS WILL NO LONGER BE POSTED!

Old links may no longer work, and NO we will NOT fix them. The P5 DOES NOT upload, post, host or share music files online. All links on The P5 point to other music blogs and were valid at time of posting. All links on this site were found using public search engines such as Google Blog Search. Please read the disclaimer at the right.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Talking Loud And Clear


In July of 1984, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark released their twelfth single, "Talking Loud And Clear". It was backed by "Julia's Song". The A side appeared on their fifth album, Junk Culture. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #11 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Cheshire, England new wave band was led by Paul Humphreys (ex-Dalek I Love You) and Andy McCluskey. When Humphries left in 1989, McCluskey kept the band going until 1996. They have recently re-formed with the classic line-up.

Wikipedia: OMD

Official Website:

Video: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Talking Loud And Clear - live - 1984 - youtube

Blogload: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Junk Culture -


Jon said...

Reminds me of the cover of a c. 1991 Beautiful South single--was it "My Book" or "Let Love Speak Up Itself"?

The P5 Archives