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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 08 Jun 2021, 07:16

"Violator" is a masterpiece for sure.
And for me the only album I care for with them.
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Rorschach » 08 Jun 2021, 07:38

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


How about this:

"People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?"

And, as if that wasn't enough, they then repeat the same two lines.

Surely you must love them now?
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Deebank » 08 Jun 2021, 11:06

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


How about this:

"People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?"

And, as if that wasn't enough, they then repeat the same two lines.

Surely you must love them now?


Wasn't it 'awkwardly'? :?


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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Hightea » 08 Jun 2021, 15:28

Wasn't a fan back in the 80's but somewhere along the way I became a fan of basically their hits. Both singles albums are all I would listen to today.
They are a sImple pop synth band they wrote a few good songs with catchy hooks.
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby der Freiherr » 08 Jun 2021, 15:35

GoogaMooga wrote:Depeche Mode is the most enduring of the great synth bands of the 1980s


I did not know that!
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Jun 2021, 15:42

der Freiherr wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Depeche Mode is the most enduring of the great synth bands of the 1980s


I did not know that!


:P
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Mike Boom » 08 Jun 2021, 16:10

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



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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Jun 2021, 16:20

Meh!
Sorry Mike. I appreciate your efforts!
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Re: Depeche Mode

Postby Lord Rother » 08 Jun 2021, 17:32

1st time I saw them on TOTP they looked like scared little boys. And whatever they were playing was Godawful. They went downhill from there in my estimation.

As embarrassing as Typically Tropical and that's saying something.