OMD – Stand Above Me (The K-Hole Remixes) (US Promo 12″)

I felt sorry when O.M.D. re-emerged after Paul Humphries fell out with Andy McClusky back in 1989. O.M.D. had started to become popular again but to me it wasn’t the same band; yes there was quirky sounds and good , catchy electronic sounds but I always felt McClusky was digging his heels and shoving his stuff out under the bands name. This was the launch single for the “Liberator” album and their final 12″ after 26 of them! It is annoyingly cheesy and I was amazed that it got played on their comeback tours a few years ago, however it does have a certain OMD catchiness, via the glam rock stomp!

Was this an Olive branch offered to Paul ?

“We always stick together

Like we’re something made of glue

And justify the passion

Saying one is more than two!

So the remixes are your usual “nothing-like-the-original” dance stuff. The 12″ Mix by Phil Kelsey is a Progressive House Monster that appeared on a few Renaissance Compilations, plenty of acid tinges on this long journey.

Virgin Records America, Inc. ‎– SPRO-12777SAM_6367

A Stand Above Me (A 10 Minute Therapy Session Into Hyperlife Mix) 9:40
B1 Stand Above Me (7″ Mix) 3:32
B2 Stand Above Me (12″ Mix) 10:13

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