Are Depeche Mode a good band?

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
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Postby FragileVampire » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:16 pm

I like almost every Depeche Mode song I heard but never felt the pull to check their full albums.
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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:27 pm

I was listening to some omd and all the remarks say how influenced by kraftwerk it was so naturally I want to hear some kraftwerk
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Postby futurist » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:43 pm

kraftwerk started detroit techno



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Postby Repo » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:07 pm

Kwisatz Haderach wrote:I was listening to some omd and all the remarks say how influenced by kraftwerk it was so naturally I want to hear some kraftwerk


the first three or four omd albums are pretty fucking rad if you ask me
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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:18 pm

I ordered architecture & morality on cd and junk culture on vinyl to start

And autobahn on vinyl


I wanted the omd s/t too but didn’t want to overload my intake right away
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Postby Repo » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:21 pm

you can find early omd real cheap (like 4-5 euros), they were super popular back in the day and apparently they're not as appreciated by the hipster record diggers as other bands like new order or DM
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Postby futurist » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:22 pm

Architecture & Morality is definitely my go to!
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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:23 pm

They were like $8 each here. They might all be imports
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Postby Repo » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:25 pm

best song

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Postby futurist » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:26 pm

^^ yes.

they were amazing live a few months ago
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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:33 pm

I tried to make a synth pop mega thread but people don’t seem to want to get in on it!
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Postby loaves » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:59 pm

They have about 5 stone cold classic songs but the rest leaves me cold. Think they'd be killer live (provided they played those 5 ofc)
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Postby Milk » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:02 pm

Was just listening to halo. Prob the best song on an album with only good to great tracks (well i don't know, blue dress is meh)

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Postby sympathy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:40 pm

I might throw on violator tonight. Probably havent listened to it in 10 years
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Postby sympathy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:46 pm

I used to have a violator mishka sweater. Man the aughts were a confusing time
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Postby sympathy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:35 pm

God this record is so good. Its probably half nostalgia but everything on this record feels extremely deliberate and thought out. Considering how little guitar is actually on this album I've always considered it to contain some of my favorite guitar sounds. I guess after listening to it hundreds of times in high school I never really cared to throw on the record very much after picking up an LP copy how ever many years later. I could see it being off putting for some people that this record is def very dramatic and overwrought but thats just the MODE yo
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Postby crackers » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:36 pm

Milk wrote:
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Milk wrote:There was this pic they printed in there of Madonna, she was all spread out in underwear on a chair with no panties on and had both hands covering her vagina.


Holy shit, I had that copy of Fan Club with the scandalous Madonna pic. The first issue I ever bought had Mitsou on the cover and came with a free sticker. There was a Pen Pal section in the back of the magazine, which I submitted an ad to…. mortifying to think of now... but I did get some responses and corresponded with a few people for a couple of years.



Well that's not a response i expected on this forum like at all.

Yeah i think i bought it for...i don't know how long, was probably short overall. Probably not two years. I don't remember my first issue. It would have probably been late 1989 or early 1990 and i was into erm...NKOTB and Debbie Gibson. :? Well i was 11 also. I didn't start listening to decent music until age 13-14 at least. It's too bad i started buying it so late because by 1990 nobody cared enough about Debbie gibson anymore to have posters (well one page pics) of her i could have hung in my room. I hung posters of pretty much any other shitty pop artist they featured though. Even some i barely even was aware of. If it was a somewhat attractive woman definitely it was going on my wall because i was at that stupid age. Though i wanna say i didn't hang that madonna pic...my parents probably would have shrugged about it but... I just kept it for those "special occasions"


This sounds so much like me, except for the jerking off part: I think I wanted to be Madonna more than I wanted to do her :lol: . I didn’t know Fan Club was published in both French and English; I wonder if the content was the same in both languages. After doing some research, it looks like the magazine was based in Quebec; I do remember them giving substantial coverage to francophone acts in the 'English edition' (I grew up in Western Canada) . I don’t know which year FC stopped publishing, but I had probably moved on to "cooler" magazines like Spin and Rolling Stone by then and started listening to better music.
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Postby crackers » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:44 pm

I have to say I do love how shamelessly DM pandered to their gay audience in the early days:

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Postby Milk » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:56 pm

theres a joke in venture brothers with a character being in disbelief that DM (as a whole) are not gay and i have to say when i learned NOBODY in the band was i had that reaction too. i thought how is that even possible? I mean their mid to late 80's aesthetics it's like at the very least martin gore!?

Possibly gayest hetero band ever.


And ok i didn't realise until now Fan club was ALSO published in english.
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Postby Rhodes » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:00 pm

Kwisatz Haderach wrote:I tried to make a synth pop mega thread but people don’t seem to want to get in on it!


What? When was this? I am so there.
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Postby Rhodes » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:01 pm

Milk wrote:theres a joke in venture brothers with a character being in disbelief that DM (as a whole) are not gay and i have to say when i learned NOBODY in the band was i had that reaction too. i thought how is that even possible? I mean their mid to late 80's aesthetics it's like at the very least martin gore!?

Possibly gayest hetero band ever.


And ok i didn't realise until now Fan club was ALSO published in english.


This was my reaction to no one in Duran Duran being gay.
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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:04 pm

http://forums.hipinion.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=120857&p=7286911&hilit=europop#p7286911

I started out with newer stuff but I definitely want to talk Depeche Mode and OMD.
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Postby Rhodes » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:06 pm

Damn. I'm not hip enough for that thread.
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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:08 pm

Get a Depeche Mode avatar and come on in.
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Postby Rhodes » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:09 pm

I used to have the group shot from the "Enjoy the Silence" video as one.
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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:11 pm

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I am tempted to drive out and grab these.
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Postby Poptone » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:18 pm

Kwisatz Haderach wrote:I ordered architecture & morality on cd and junk culture on vinyl to start

And autobahn on vinyl


I wanted the omd s/t too but didn’t want to overload my intake right away



junk culture is a misstep but you can't go wrong with architecture & morality. if you want next steps, look to Dazzle Ships for weird, fractured experimental synth-pop, and Organisation for moody, overcast Factory-style synth jams
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Postby Poptone » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:19 pm

man buy that Power, Corruption & Lies for me

the last New Order record i still need an original press of
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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:08 pm

Poptone are you going to this thing the guy from Jerry’s records is having where a bunch of records are $1?
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