Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekend Diversion: OMD - If You Want It

This is the official video of “If You Want It”, the new song by OMD (which stood for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark; their official site in the link offers a free download for folks who sign up for their emailing list). “If You Want It” is from OMD's forthcoming album, The History of Modern (to be released next month), their first since 1996’s Universal.

For me, OMD is one of the quintessential 80s groups and, in fact, they did many of my favourite songs from that era. This song reminds me of an updated version of a song from that time, and for me that’s obviously not a bad thing. In any case, the video’s interesting.

OMD’s best known song is probably “If You Leave” from the movie "Pretty in Pink". You'll have to watch the video on YouTube (because EMI narrow-mindedly doesn’t permit embedding of their videos).

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

i was at a party in the mid-1980s, wearing a button that merely read OMD. Someone asked what it meant, I told her, and she laughed hysterically.