George Andrew McCluskey is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is best known as a co-founder, lead singer and bass guitarist of the electronic band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD).
Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys of OMD sit down in London to discuss their career anthology box set Souvenir and the writing process behind their success. In explaining the chemistry of their creative partnership, Andy and Paul talk about writing sad songs with happy chords, striving to avoid lyrical cliches, and why they remain musical outsiders.
Nikki Bedi is joined by actor Rupert Everett, OMD's Andy McCluskey and broadcaster and journalist Bidisha for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from OMD and Thabo. Producer: Sukey Firth.
Andy McCluskey of OMD talks a little architecture and English Electric. It’s part 1 of a big interview. Add comedy to the list of things Newsbusted doesn’t seem to understand, and as always, Fake News. DATES: OMD’s twelfth studio album English Electric is released April 8, 2013 in the UK, April 9 in North America. The single “Metroland” is available March 25 in the UK, and should be available March 26 in North America. The first leg of OMD’s 2013 North American tour kicks off July 8 in Minneapolis at The Varsity. LNKS: Dan and Logan’s new podcast Magic Potion is available now in iTunes. The Big Pretty Podcast. The episode with PF is up. Enjoy. PF talking defunct football leagues on The Dork Forest Episode #100. This year is the 30th anniversary of the inaugural season of the USFL, so this is still timely. Fangirl’s new blog, CheckCheckHey! is up and running. If you’re hankering for more “Dumb Bits,” check out our SoundCloud page. We’ll update it this week. Honest. This time for sure. I mean it. Follow P.F. on Twitter @PF66 and like this podcast on Facebook. PF’s Tape Recorder logo designed by Dan Koabel. Dan is starting a podcast with his pal Logan. Deets to come. Email the show here. YOU CAN STILL HELP CALEB MEDLEY! Caleb, as you may know, is a stand-up comic, who was severely injured in the movie theater shootings back in July. You can donate to help pay his medical expenses here. Hey, help a podcast out and write a review on iTunes or here, or both. It really helps with rankings and such. Thanks for listening, and be sure to tell your friends, neighbors, your neighbor’s friends, and friends of people who used to be your neighbors, about us.
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Jun 24th, 1959
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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2 hours, 8 seconds
Podchaser Creator ID logo 725388