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to explain why Depeche Mode have garnered such respect and have lasted so long. It baffles me a bit too.
I dont have an hour to explain but listen to ENJOY THE SILENCE.
BEST POP SONG EVER.
Dave Gahan is sexy cool..
They summised the times - and survived.. starting out in the early 80s, surviving the whole bollockks of candyfloss style 80s pop... they provided gritty pop in the wake of... argh.. I am busy.
It's all about the synth. And great song writing. And a HOTT front man.
Songs of Faith and Devotion.. they moulded with the times.. the moved from 80s to 90s swiftly and with ease, despite their front man almost dying of a heroin addiction.. the fans are loyal..
Umm... I will write more. I will start a Depechay Mode appreciation thread.
is that what you're saying?
to be fair.
enjoy, just cant get enough and personal jesus
they take themselves A BIT seriously live
"the moved from 80s to 90s swiftly and with ease" is my new favourite song
i want to know what their secret was. It took me way longer than them.
i liked their stage design. it was like the bridge of the Starship Gay.
they amused me, as did their VERY enthusiastic fans. but I feel like I missed out on appreciating them as I only knew two songs....la la laaaa.
maybe it's his voice that I don't like.
Enjoy The Silence, Everything Counts etc.
Fact: my flatmate's mum tought Depeche Mode AND Alison Moyet at school.
What's the world coming to?
most people choose to drop it when they get to GCSE.
I'd do GCSE Alison Moyet. Although the practicals might get a bit noisy.
C in Pet Shop Boys
but they already had one too many.
at least you got love on your side
always reminds me of Derek Randall.
(the cricketer). if that helps.
was listening to them whilst reading his autobiography. It's what I like to call 'association'
throughout that album.
and I'm PROUD of it.
i thought i was on my own there!
quite right to, Theo
and some shit ones.
Depeche Mode are quite good. However, what disturbds me is that there are a few people around who claim a fondness fro the music of Depeche Mode and yet, bizarrely, weirdly, wrongly, have no knowledge of Cabaret Volatire's trio of mid-eighties LPs: 'Crackdown', 'Microphonies' and 'The Covenant, The Sword, And The Arm Of The Lord'
which of those albums is the best starting point?
sounds different to the three aforementioned LPs
i think i can live without them.
depeche mode instead.
they're basically the same band, right?
come to that.
synthetic but more jittery
wonder whether I should check out Cabaret Volataire, but if they're alike, maybe I won't.
But the development of Depeche Mode (and Pet Shop Boys), after their initial poppy arrivals, was almost entirely a product of listening to Cabaret Voltaire.
(I may be exaggerating)
At least if my memories aren't too bad.
Haven't listen to Cabaret Voltaire since the 80s...
this thread about Depeche Mode meets Cabaret Voltaire. It's going to rocket to the moon!
and respond the food threads.
*raises hand neither up nor protests*
are good in small doses. but mostly only the singles! and the lyrics suck. so basically they're like nine inch nails without the weirdness.
that I don't think about for a while, before coming back to them and remembering that I COMPLETELY LOVE THEM.
and like all the best bands, they've inspired wave after wave of shit-awful rip-off bands. I like to think that's the true hallmark of quality.
The irrefutable point is that they write one hell of a good melody. All their dallying with the dark side just makes them even better...ROFL
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