THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – “Tesla Girls”

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – “Tesla Girls”.

Song taken from the album “Junk Culture” (1984).

“Junk Culture” exhibits all the best qualities of OMD at their most accessible — instantly memorable melodies and McCluskey’s distinct singing voice, clever but emotional lyrics, and fine playing all around. A string of winning singles didn’t hurt, to be sure; indeed, opening number “Tesla Girls” is easily the group’s high point when it comes to sheer sprightly pop, as perfect a tribute to obvious OMD inspirational source Sparks as any — witty lines about science and romance wedded to a great melody (prefaced by a brilliant, hyperactive intro).

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