I saw O.M.D. at The Top Rank Suite in Reading on 5th November 1980 when I was 14. There were a few Top Ranks across in England, with one also in Cardiff, the Reading one was demolished in 2015.
I went to see O.M.D. with a boy friend who was a fan. I had the 7″ of ‘Enola Gay’ which I loved, but that’s all I had heard by them. (I used to dance to it in my bedroom in the style of Andy McCluskey.)
O.M.D. played ‘Electricity’ in their set and then again as their encore – I hadn’t heard the song before and was thrilled by it.
This was their set list:
Pretending to See the Future
Motion & Heart
The More I See You
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This advert is from a few days earlier on the tour.
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