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Spawned by earlier group The Id , the outfit is composed of co-founders Andy McCluskey vocals, bass guitar and Paul Humphreys keyboards, vocals , along with Martin Cooper various instruments and Stuart Kershaw  drums ; McCluskey is the only constant member. OMD released their debut single, " Electricity ", in , and gained popularity throughout Europe with the anti-war song " Enola Gay ". Although retrospectively reappraised, the experimental Dazzle Ships eroded European support. The band embraced a more straightforward pop sound on Junk Culture , while continuing to experiment via newly acquired digital samplers ; this change in direction led to greater success in the United States, and yielded the hit, " If You Leave ".
Enola Gay (song)
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The single was an international success, selling more than 5 million copies, while the track became an enduring hit. Typical of early OMD compositions, the track does not feature a vocal chorus ,  and is recognisable by its strong,  distinctive  lead synthesizer hook and ambiguous lyrical content. Collister did, however, believe it was a surefire hit — a view that drummer Malcolm Holmes did not share. Initially proud of the song, McCluskey's confidence wavered: he re-recorded his vocal, but was dissatisfied with the final mix of the track. The song is named after the Enola Gay , the USAAF B Superfortress bomber that carried Little Boy , the first atomic bomb to be used in an act of war, dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August , killing more than , of its citizens. The name of the bomber itself was chosen by its pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets , who named it after his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets — , who had been named after the heroine of the novel Enola; or, Her fatal mistake. The lyrics to the song reflect on the decision to use the bomb and ask the listener to consider whether the bombings were necessary "It shouldn't ever have to end this way".
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