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: Synth Britannia
: Magnetica 06 May, 2016, 08:38:18 PM
I have just been watching the BBC Four documentary Synth Britannia. It is a nice nostalgic look at the invention of electronic music in the 80's feature bands such as Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Yazoo, OMD, Ultravox, Eurythmics, New Order and the Pet Shop Boys.

A reminder to me that there is more to great music than the diet of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Manic Street Preachers I have been on lately.

Anyway, enough of that...Phil Oakey was wearing a "You have been judged" T -Shirt featuring the Dark Judges as drawn by Brian Bolland in the video to "Together in Electric Dreams".


I had never noticed that before. I do seem to vaguely recall he is (or was ) a Squaxx (?).
: Re: Synth Britannia
: sheridan 06 May, 2016, 11:20:42 PM
I had never noticed that before. I do seem to vaguely recall he is (or was ) a Squaxx (?).
Well, they do have a song called "I am the law" (B-side of Dare, iirc).  Plus they fought with Sam Slade in Brit-Cit.
: Re: Synth Britannia
: COMMANDO FORCES 07 May, 2016, 02:45:11 AM
I'll always watch that video if I'm flicking through the music channels and not just for the awesome T-shirt.
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: esoteric ed 09 June, 2016, 10:06:43 PM
Great documentary, good old BBC4.

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: CalHab 26 July, 2016, 07:41:41 AM
"She's Leaving" from OMD's Architecture & Morality came up on my iPod yesterday, so I had to listen to the rest of the album. OMD really were under-rated.
: Re: Synth Britannia
: I, Cosh 26 July, 2016, 10:08:05 AM
Recorded this at the time and watched it over the weekend. Brilliant stuff.