Thursday, March 15, 2007


Synth-pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's very first single , 1979's "Electricity", enthusiastically extols the virtues of the titular subject. Odd song topic, some might opine, but then again, this is the same group that wrote a paean to Enola Gay (the B-52 that dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima), an ode to Catholic martyr Joan of Arc, and a tribute to a power station (Stanlow, an installation on the outskirts of the band's hometown of Liverpool). Check out the primitive but strangely compelling clip for "Electricity" here.


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