Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

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JCGE

Shit
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31%
Hit
16
55%
Just Can't Decide
4
14%
 
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Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby fange » 05 Dec 2018, 00:16

Let's go back to the heady days of 1981, and one of the first singles by the boys from Basildon...



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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby The Modernist » 05 Dec 2018, 00:18

It's closer to hit, but I prefer 'New Life' of their early ones.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Dec 2018, 00:22

I love it. You can sure tell the Vince Clark influence if you're a Yaz fan too.

They were great for three or four albums and have comeback a time or two on later ones.
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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby fange » 05 Dec 2018, 00:25

'New Life' certainly isn't nearly as played as 'JCGE', is it. I hear the latter at least once a month somewhere, somehow.
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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 05 Dec 2018, 00:29

It's ok. Their plinky pop period didn't last long and they started to smell really bad after a year or two - have you heard 'Master and Servant' lately? - but this is ok.
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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby Polishgirl » 05 Dec 2018, 00:33

The Modernist wrote:It's closer to hit, but I prefer 'New Life' of their early ones.



This indeed. Plus ' See You ' .

I love them in general. Music For The Masses is one of my favourite albums.
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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby The Modernist » 05 Dec 2018, 00:39

fange wrote:'New Life' certainly isn't nearly as played as 'JCGE', is it. I hear the latter at least once a month somewhere, somehow.


It was their first (or maybe second) single and was only a minor hit in the UK, this was their first major hit I think.

Edit: Actually 'Dreaming of You' was their first single.

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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby Sneelock » 05 Dec 2018, 00:49

it's a great big steamin' pile o' crap.
if anyone should happen to ask you.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 05 Dec 2018, 00:54

Not my favorite song by them (nor my favorite period), but...yes- "shouldn't work but absolutely does". I voted hit.

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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby Polishgirl » 05 Dec 2018, 00:55

Sneelock wrote:it's a great big steamin' pile o' crap.
if anyone should happen to ask you.



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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby Sneelock » 05 Dec 2018, 00:57

I'm usually a pretty live & let live sort of guy but that one really annoys me.
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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 Dec 2018, 01:17

Did not like them at the time, but at least since 1994, I liked that song, especially for the lines:

Just like a rainbow
You know you set me free

I just like how those words jump at you and take you to the refrain. "Just like a rainbow" in particular is very bouncey.

Depeche Mode are the great synth survivors and the most successful synth band to emerge in the UK in the 1980s. If I were to point at their best work, it would be "Construction Time Again", with the Arabian flavored "Everything Counts". That idea was a bit novel, and one I always liked.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 05 Dec 2018, 01:40

It’s ace
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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby Sneelock » 05 Dec 2018, 01:54

they put Wire on a big tour. that was nice.
there, I said something nice about them.
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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby Dayodead » 05 Dec 2018, 01:57

Didn't get interested in DM until Dave started doing heroin around black celebration...Then they were ok for a few albums......

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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby Hightea » 05 Dec 2018, 02:19

Prefer some of their later album singles but its a good enough to be called a hit.

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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby Positive Passion » 05 Dec 2018, 06:14

It is absolutely brilliant.

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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby Darkness_Fish » 05 Dec 2018, 07:49

It's a proper synth pop smash, and way better than New Life. My favourite by them is this thing, which isn't a pop smash or a stadium rock thing:
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby The Modernist » 05 Dec 2018, 08:36

Dayodead wrote:Didn't get interested in DM until Dave started doing heroin around black celebration


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Re: Shit or Hit: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Postby Rayge » 05 Dec 2018, 09:47

I bought their first three singles on Mute (this was the third) and liked them a lot, but dropped them after Vince left - not as a matter of policy, it was just what happened. Never heard an album by them and never could take them seriously as a sleaze band. It always looked like a Basildon Young Conservatives Tarts and Vicars Party.
Dreaming of You was the one I enjoyed most, because it came first, but this one is a close second. Hit for me
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