January 19, 2011 5:22 AM Subscribe
"Pop music is old. Whether you consider it started with jazz, swing or rock and roll in the 50s, it's old. There is nowhere new go to. Seriously! There are new bands who have their own voice and style but in terms of the type of music they're making....it's just recombinations of other historical styles. There is nowhere new to go. There just isn't, I'm sorry to say, and it's not because I'm old." Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark's Andy McCluskey on pop music, not getting any respect, and reforming the band.
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They've got a new album out; the title track (and forthcoming single) "History of Modern" is a jaunty ode to the inevitable death of everyone & everything.
Their current single, "Sister Marie Says"
, is about a 1994 prophecy that Halley's Comet will crash into Jupiter and begin a new age.
While OMD are no strangers to schmaltzy pop songs about heartbreak
, they've released quite a few decidedly odd singles regarding such topics as a telephone box
, the bombing of Hiroshima
, Genetic Engineering
, Joan of Arc
, and atheism