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Simple Minds & OMD To Cover Kraftwerk
Ben Hewitt , October 21st, 2009 06:27

Bands will join forces for 'Neon Lights'

Simple Minds and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark will join forces on their upcoming tour to cover the Kraftwerk track 'Neon Lights'.

The two bands, who have each covered the track from Kraftwerk's 1978 album The Man Machine, will perform the song together on stage during their upcoming UK tour.

Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr said: "Kraftwerk were the link between a whole generation of kids in the UK that used synthesizers to define some of the 80's most glorious pop music. In our own way we want to honour their influence by performing 'Neon Lights'."

OMD's Andy McCluskey added: "Kraftwerk was the reason why we formed OMD. Simple Minds and OMD listened to Kraftwerk before we started making music, but eventually our individual styles of music ventured into different directions.

"Simple Minds' early electronic rock albums _Empires and Dance_ and Reel To Reel Cacophony defined industrial electronic rock with 'I Travel', while OMD explored electronic soundscapes and minimalism with our early songs 'Electricity' and 'Messages'."