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Depeche Mode

Postby GoogaMooga » 07 Jun 2021, 10:47

I've been thinking perhaps to get rid of my Depeche Mode CDs. Aside from "Construction Time Again", they don't really grab me. Depeche Mode is the most enduring of the great synth bands of the 1980s, but I just get more pleasure out of Duran Duran and Ultravox. Or Eurythmics, for that matter. So, what's your take on Depeche Mode?
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Fonz » 07 Jun 2021, 11:13

They are/were shit
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby GoogaMooga » 07 Jun 2021, 11:16

Fonz wrote:They are/were shit


Yes, that's what I think - too morose and self-important. Why were they so popular, I wonder? I am not hearing any hits that leap at you.
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Fonz » 07 Jun 2021, 11:19

I didn’t mind their first hit, ‘New Life’, but after that, No Thank You.
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby GoogaMooga » 07 Jun 2021, 11:20

Fonz wrote:I didn’t mind their first hit, ‘New Life’, but after that, No Thank You.


My fave is "Everything Counts".
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Fonz » 07 Jun 2021, 11:36

GoogaMooga wrote:
Fonz wrote:I didn’t mind their first hit, ‘New Life’, but after that, No Thank You.


My fave is "Everything Counts".


The amount wasn’t small enough,, as far as I’m concerned.
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby GoogaMooga » 07 Jun 2021, 12:12

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The amount wasn’t small enough,, as far as I’m concerned.


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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Darkness_Fish » 07 Jun 2021, 15:46

Fonz wrote:I didn’t mind their first hit, ‘New Life’, but after that, No Thank You.

I know I've probably mentioned it quite a few times, but the B-Side, "Shout" is fantastic, my favourite of theirs by a long way. Definitely preferred them with Vince than without.
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Jun 2021, 15:47

I don’t know if I would bother trying to compare DM with any other ‘80s synth bands’ - they were not as homogenous as they are sometimes lazily described.
‘New Life’ is wonderful and I’ve got ‘Speak and Spell’ on now to remind me whether I really liked that at any point. And it leaves me a bit unmoved. I had ‘A Broken Frame’ as a teenager and got bored of it very quickly. Americans fucking LOVE them though - whenever they play here it’s like God has come to town. Mysterious!
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby GoogaMooga » 07 Jun 2021, 15:50

Danes, too. I know one guy who has them as his favorite band.
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 07 Jun 2021, 16:09

Personal Jesus I like. That's it.



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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby C » 07 Jun 2021, 16:31

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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby GoogaMooga » 07 Jun 2021, 17:05

Thanks, I just took a break. I was a bit miffed at the reception my boogaloo got here, but to each his own, you know.
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby C » 07 Jun 2021, 18:54

GoogaMooga wrote:boogaloo


Back off.

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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby GoogaMooga » 07 Jun 2021, 19:06

Back off, Ringo! :D
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Lord Rother » 07 Jun 2021, 20:29

Never liked ‘em myself.

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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Positive Passion » 07 Jun 2021, 21:09

They have two absolutely monumentally fantastic hits - just can't get enough, and Personal jesus.
The rest does not interest me (though I have fond memories of hearing See you in proto-romantic situations).

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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby slightbreeze » 07 Jun 2021, 23:06

From enthusiastic amateurs to stadium giants in the space of a few years. How????????

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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Mike Boom » 08 Jun 2021, 01:56



Always liked them , especially the above track and Violator is a fine album.

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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Jun 2021, 04:01

I’m VERY happy to have my mind changed about them, but the above doesn’t do it.
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