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World In Motion: The Chaos of Alternative Culture in Early ‘90s Britain, and Why OMD’s ‘Liberator’ Is A Perfect Album

Written by Imogen Bebb 02/2020 Okay, I confess.  I’ll hold my hands up.  I’ll come clean.  I’ll admit it. I’ve been on a real early 1990s kick recently.  And I’m going to spend the next 3000 words talking to you about it – particularly some specific movements in music, television and comedy during that time…

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Same Babies; Old Toys (and New Remixes)

Written by Imogen Bebb 11/2020 Hi everyone, and welcome back to another monthly Manoeuvres blog. It’s undoubtedly a tough time for everyone at the moment, no matter what part of the world you’re in or what your country’s current restrictions are in relation to the dreaded ‘v-word’. I don’t know about other places, but here…

‘Dancing On My Own’: The Possibilities for Live Music During a Pandemic

Written by Imogen Bebb 10/2020 Hi everyone! Welcome back to Manoeuvres’ blog. I hope you’re all keeping safe and well. I always forget that October is my favourite month of the year until it arrives. Okay, so the days start to get a little shorter, and technically we’ve started the long descent into winter (it…

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‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’: The Role of Music During Lockdown

Written by Imogen Bebb 10/2020 Hi everyone! Welcome back, after a bit of a hiatus, to Manoeuvres’ blog (still written by me, Imogen). With the entire music industry essentially grinding to a halt over the last few months, the decision was made to put these blog posts on hold for a while. It’s nice to…

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The Romance of Obscurity: Written Experiments In Vertical Chart Movement

Written by Imogen Bebb 03/2020 How can you objectively determine whether a piece of music is ‘good’ or not?  In theory there are multiple methods, although the conclusion you reach will likely be different depending on which of these methods you choose to utilise.  For example, you could consider how much a song appeals to…

‘The Show Must Go On’: Why Tribute Bands Are Important

Written by Imogen Bebb 02/2020 Hello again! Welcome to the second instalment in my series of monthly blogs for Manoeuvres. It’s been a busy month so far here in Chester, what with celebrating the fact I am now of an age where I can drink legally in America (how useful) and keeping to various university…

‘Talking Loud and Clear’ (For the Foreseeable Future..?)

Written by Imogen Bebb 01/2020 Hi there! My name is Imogen Bebb, and welcome to what will hopefully be the first of many monthly blogs posts I’ll be writing for ‘Europe’s premier tribute to OMD’, Manoeuvres – aka husband and wife duo Barry and Sarah-Leigh Walton (although if you’re reading this then you probably knew…