31 Mar 2006
OMD - the TV documentary 
From the official OMD website:

"Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys will be returning to their roots next Monday when they visit the site of Eric's Club for a new TV documentary.

OMD are being followed by a TV crew throughout the year for a special programme focusing on OMD. As well as being interviewed and taken to OMD landmarks such as Eric's Club, the TV crew will also be there for the band's first rehearsal performances.

The TV documentary has no planned transmission date as yet but is planed for broadcast on BBC TV in the future."

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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