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(Vocal/instrumental group, 2006–present)

A Liverpudlian duo formed by a pair of Eno and Kraftwerk fans, Andy McCluskey (bass, vocals) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards). Their supporting cast varied as they produced a series of fine electro pop albums, including Architecture And Morality (1981) and Dazzle Ships (1983), and a string of brooding hits which married intelligence and innovation: ‘Enola Gay’ (1980), ‘Souvenir’ and ‘Joan Of Arc’ (both 1981) and ‘Locomotion’ (1985). The classic OMD line-up toured again from 2006 and recorded in 2010.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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