The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

They Were Collaborators #581

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


-vt- said...

Oh, I just recently re-visited their earlier stuff. Amazing. Especially the B sides like 4-Neu and Of All the Things We've Made, and of course the Architecture & Morality LP.

Mabeuf said...

Architecture and Morality. Played so many times had to replace it. Twice.

Fred said...

Those shirts would have made a mess of my old teevee set back in the day.

Kreisler said...

Bunch of tossers