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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay


On this date in 1980, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark released their fourth single, "Enola Gay". It was backed by an instrumental called "Annex". The A side appeared on their second album, Organisation. The B side was a non-LP track that was added to the album as a bonus track upon CD re-release. The single reached the #8 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.

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Crash The Driver said...

Paul Humphreys was never a member of Dalek I Love You, though Andy McCluskey was, if only for about a month. He never recorded with the DILY, but the band left a great impression on him, furnishing him with the idea of ditching drums in favour of a drum machine / tape recorder. Early OMD sets often featured DILY's "Two Chameleons."

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