Here’s some unexpected news: The legendary punk/new-wave concert film Urgh! A Music War was released yesterday on DVD via Warner Archives. (Thanks to Shiv for the tip.) Up until now, you could only get the flick — which featured performances from Echo & the Bunnymen, OMD, XTC, Devo, The Go Gos, The Police, X, Klaus Nomi and more — via bootleg DVD (or, if you could find it, on VHS or by watching it when it aired occasionally on TV). The CD and vinyl versions of the soundtrack are even rarer (and more out of print). And yes, I do have a copy on vinyl.
Camino and I got to The Fox super early last Saturday to hand out ice cream for the OMD soundcheck and meet and greet. The band and friendly folks from Bright Arena (OMD’s US label) […]
The Color Awesome are big old-school Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark fans. Phil and I never missed a show back in the 80’s. Recently, Phil even did a needlepoint pillow of the Dazzle Ships album […]
O.M.D. are back with a trippy new album and teaser, reminiscent of their earliest works. Check out “Decimal.” […]