Monday, December 22, 2008

Genetic Engineering

A little text convo with Curry this am bout his latest project led to a discussion of the oft-maligned OMD. Prior to becoming 80's electro-popsters and John Hughes soundtrackers, they were much more interesting. Their masterpiece, the dark valentine to 20th century technology, Dazzle Ships, remains, twenty-five years on... well... dazzling.

Pop music today would not be the same without them and Arcade Fire's everything but the kitchen sink stage show owes more than a little tip o' the hat to the boys.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that. I was a huge OMD fan back in the day and I agree; they do not get the credit they deserve!