Junk Culture LP 1984 with free single front

Junk Culture is the title of the fifth studio album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released on Virgin records on 30 April 1984. It was the group's comeback album after the commercial 'disaster' that had been Dazzle Ships in 1983.[1] The album was produced by Brian Tench and OMD. All tracks were wwritten by OMD.


Junk Culture was the first OMD album to be released on LP, cassette and compact disc (although the latter was issued a few weeks later on 21 May 1984). The album had been preceded by the release of the track Locomotion as a single, which made no.5 in the UK charts and put OMD back on the map as a commercially successful group.

Free 7" single

Initial copies of the vinyl LP contained a bonus one-sided 7" single featuring one track, the instrumental (The Angels Keep Turning) The Wheels of the Universe. The track was not included on either the cassette or CD issues and remained exclusive to the 7" release until being included on Navigation: The OMD B Sides album in 2001 and the deluxe re-issue of Junk Culture in 2015. [2]


original release, 1984 V2310

Side One

  1. Junk Culture
  2. Tesla Girls
  3. Locomotion
  4. Apollo
  5. Never Turn Away

Side Two

  1. Love and Violence
  2. Hard Day
  3. All Wrapped Up
  4. White Trash
  5. Talking Loud and Clear


  • bought the LP on its release
  • in Top 100 albums
  • in Top 20 albums of 1984

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