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(Slicing Up Eyeballs)   Depeche Mode didn't bother filming any stops on their seminal Violator tour in 1990, but a copy of a performance at Dodger Stadium filmed by the stadium's crew has surfaced, and you can watch it here   (slicingupeyeballs.com) divider line 40
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2012-12-28 07:59:55 PM  
That was my very first concert, and I was disappointed that there wasn't a concert video. Awesome find, subby, thanks!
 
2012-12-28 08:21:50 PM  
'Seminal' is a wanker-rock-snob word. Please stop using it unless you're having a prostate or testicular exam and feel weirdly compelled to share.
 
2012-12-28 09:00:26 PM  
Funny how "World in my eyes" sounds like he is singing "World in my ass".
 
2012-12-28 09:36:22 PM  
LIsten to the Violator CD while reading the BOOK "The NeverEnding Story" it's one awesome trippy experience! Trust me on this, you'll be amazed!
 
ecl
2012-12-28 09:42:30 PM  
I like this band.
 
2012-12-28 09:51:31 PM  
I saw this tour up here in PDX. Nitzer Ebb opened up for them. I had fun.

Wow, I feel old.
 
Skr
2012-12-28 09:52:54 PM  
I usually don't care for concert footage filmed like this, but it actually has a pretty good vibe going through it. Plus, Depeche Mode.
 
2012-12-28 09:53:09 PM  
Thanks subby. I've been dying to find a good acoustic version of Martin Gore doing "I Want You Now." This one is it.

vegaswench
My very first concert too, except I saw them at Giants Stadium. Unbelievably awesome show. The Jesus and Mary Chain and Nitzer Ebb opened up.
 
2012-12-28 10:00:33 PM  
This Big Dog will google "dubstep" if he wanted to watch Eurotrash push "play" on a drum machine.
 
2012-12-28 10:11:25 PM  

Gulper Eel: 'Seminal' is a wanker-rock-snob word. Please stop using it unless you're having a prostate or testicular exam and feel weirdly compelled to share.


Coincidentally, "Seminal Violator" is the name of my punk/ska/Dixieland/polka band.
 
2012-12-28 10:30:21 PM  
Love the band and have been listening to them since '83 but watching Dave Gahan dance in those clips kinda made me a little ill. Maybe he & Dolores O'Riordan should have a contest to see who's onstage gyrations ruin a song more.

/need a few drinks to forget what I just saw
 
2012-12-28 10:40:40 PM  
To bad they're just clips, would like to see the whole concert.  I saw them in Dallas with Nitzer Ebb.  Great show.
 
2012-12-28 10:45:46 PM  
Not big into Depeche Mode (though they're one of two synth pop bands I find tolerable). I am, however, impressed that they're releasing this footage for free instead of trying to make a quick cash grab out of it (not that I'd blame them if they did, mind you)
 
2012-12-28 10:46:29 PM  
All this time I thought "Depeche Mode" meant "Fish Ice Cream". The Intratubes are amazing.
 
2012-12-28 10:56:21 PM  
The Monarch is confused.
 
2012-12-28 11:11:46 PM  
Reach out, Farkface.
 
2012-12-28 11:22:29 PM  
The thing about Depeche Mode was that, unless you lived in a big city like LA or NY where they had an alternative music scene, you didn't hear their stuff on the radio back then.  Their fans where made by word of mouth.  Yet despite that, they could sell out a concert tour as fast as any big named top 40 rock band around in those days.

Funny little anecdote, there was no alternative station in Dallas when this tour came, a local top 40 station sponsored the show.  One of the DJ's came out on stage before the show and announced the stations name and call letters, the entire audience literally booed him until he shut up and left the stage. Couldn't here a single word he said.
 
2012-12-28 11:36:57 PM  

ReapTheChaos: The thing about Depeche Mode was that, unless you lived in a big city like LA or NY where they had an alternative music scene, you didn't hear their stuff on the radio back then.  Their fans where made by word of mouth.  Yet despite that, they could sell out a concert tour as fast as any big named top 40 rock band around in those days.

Funny little anecdote, there was no alternative station in Dallas when this tour came, a local top 40 station sponsored the show.  One of the DJ's came out on stage before the show and announced the stations name and call letters, the entire audience literally booed him until he shut up and left the stage. Couldn't here a single word he said.


I grew up in the back ass end of Michigan and heard plenty of Depeche Mode on the radio in the 80s and 90s.
 
2012-12-28 11:37:32 PM  

Gulper Eel: 'Seminal' is a wanker-rock-snob word. Please stop using it unless you're having a prostate or testicular exam and feel weirdly compelled to share.


The way Dave was pumping his hips, seminal is an apt description. Dammit, you don't listen to Depeche Mode to feel happy and dancy, man. Someone get him a heroin IV.

ReapTheChaos: The thing about Depeche Mode was that, unless you lived in a big city like LA or NY where they had an alternative music scene, you didn't hear their stuff on the radio back then.


Nah, you just had to live in a college town with a campus station.
 
2012-12-28 11:44:52 PM  
Meh. They're up there with Duran Duran on my list. That is, formulaic and forgettable prettyboys with as much musical substance as a Furby.
 
2012-12-28 11:47:20 PM  
I too saw them in Dallas with Nitzer Ebb. NE had a record signing party at Sound Warehouse where they signed my album. Seemed to be nice guys.

My first big concert....
 
2012-12-28 11:49:02 PM  

isamudyson: Love the band and have been listening to them since '83 but watching Dave Gahan dance in those clips kinda made me a little ill. Maybe he & Dolores O'Riordan should have a contest to see who's onstage gyrations ruin a song more.

/need a few drinks to forget what I just saw


Have you never seen "101"?  I'm surprised he doesn't need a couple of hip replacement surgeries by now.
 
2012-12-28 11:52:03 PM  
'semenal', maybe

THAT i would believe.


depeche mode = joke band
 
2012-12-29 12:34:03 AM  
I saw Depress Mode at an outdoor show. It was cool enough.
 
2012-12-29 12:54:12 AM  
fc01.deviantart.net
 
2012-12-29 12:57:44 AM  

Snapper Carr: Not big into Depeche Mode (though they're one of two synth pop bands I find tolerable). I am, however, impressed that they're releasing this footage for free instead of trying to make a quick cash grab out of it (not that I'd blame them if they did, mind you)


That's probably because there aren't enough people willing to pay for a recording of a Depeche Mode concert.
 
2012-12-29 01:16:12 AM  
farking hell!!!!!

in some stereo magazine about a decade ago, DA Pennebaker discussed this film, saying that there was a rumor of a multitracked stereo, DVD quality, multi-cam film of the Rose Bowl show but he'd never seen it.

uhhh........because Dodger Stadium is so very, very far from Pasadena....

Hmmmm.....
 
2012-12-29 01:36:13 AM  
Sorry. DM had been around for almost 10 years in 1990. Hardly seminal at all.
 
2012-12-29 01:46:08 AM  
I am always up for a DM thread, despite the haters but how is this news? These clips were on the official site for years. Back then we thought it was going to lead to an official release.

Not so much.

Big deal its on vimeo.

Wake me when the complete vid is available.

Bye.
 
2012-12-29 02:07:58 AM  

max_pooper: Snapper Carr: Not big into Depeche Mode (though they're one of two synth pop bands I find tolerable). I am, however, impressed that they're releasing this footage for free instead of trying to make a quick cash grab out of it (not that I'd blame them if they did, mind you)

That's probably because there aren't enough people willing to pay for a recording of a Depeche Mode concert.


Yeah except for the people in the US who have bought over 5 million Depeche Mode Concert dvd's huh?


DEPECHE MODE 101 November 14, 1989 May 22, 1990 WARNER SIRE VIDEO Standard PLATINUM VIDEO LONGFORM GROUP
DEPECHE MODE STRANGE TOO November 06, 1990 February 22, 1991 WARNER REPRISE VIDEO Standard PLATINUM VIDEO LONGFORM GROUP
DEPECHE MODE 101 November 14, 1989 May 22, 1990 WARNER SIRE VIDEO Standard GOLD VIDEO LONGFORM GROUP
DEPECHE MODE SOME GREAT VIDEOS September 22, 1986 September 19, 1990 WARNER HOME VIDEO Standard GOLD VIDEO LONGFORM GROUP
DEPECHE MODE STRANGE July 12, 1988 May 22, 1990 WARNER SIRE VIDEO Standard GOLD VIDEO LONGFORM GROUP
DEPECHE MODE STRANGE TOO November 06, 1990 February 22, 1991 WARNER REPRISE VIDEO Standard GOLD VIDEO LONGFORM GROUP
DEPECHE MODE ONE NIGHT IN PARIS May 28, 2002 August 08, 2003 HIP-O RECORDS Standard GOLD VIDEO LONGFORM GROUP
DEPECHE MODE 86>98+ November 26, 2002 November 13, 2008 WARNER BROS. Standard GOLD VIDEO LONGFORM GROUP


Gold is 500k copies Platinum is 1 million. So yeah they have sold a few concert dvd's
 
2012-12-29 02:45:21 AM  

Kuta: Sorry. DM had been around for almost 10 years in 1990. Hardly seminal at all.


Yeah, in the part of Los Angeles I was living in, most DM fans considered Violator the point where their music became crap. Being huge on KROQ meant the 80s hipsters were done with you.
 
2012-12-29 03:01:37 AM  
My sister had that album, and I used to borrow it back then. Some pretty good tracks.

I'll try to remember to come back for the link after work sometime, but I still have family in town for the holidays.
 
2012-12-29 03:48:05 AM  
Video won't load, can anybody tell me how does it feel?
 
2012-12-29 05:05:23 AM  
Scored some tics to check em out here in Leipzig in June. Can't farking wait. Saw them in Austin a few years ago and they put on a hell of a show. Ze Germans love DM. Can't tell ya how many cars I see with giant DM stickers on their rear windshields.
 
2012-12-29 05:23:12 AM  

whatshisname: Meh. They're up there with Duran Duran on my list. That is, formulaic and forgettable prettyboys with as much musical substance as a Furby.


What's "musical substance"?
 
2012-12-29 10:55:10 AM  
Add me to the list that saw them with Nitzer Ebb. '88 or '89 I think. I was also at the Rose Bowl show they recorded for the 101 live album.
 
2012-12-29 11:26:13 AM  

titwrench: I was also at the Rose Bowl show they recorded for the 101 live album.


So very jealous.
 
2012-12-29 12:48:06 PM  
I was always boggled why they didn't film the Violator tour...NItzer Ebb opening was 30 ways of awesome...there wasn't a single ass in a seat that night....so much fun, easily on of my top 5 shows of all time.

/Veterans Memorial Coliseum in PHX ftw!
 
2012-12-29 03:36:30 PM  
Uh, for those of you with a turntable and a real stereo (i.e. adults), the 8/4/90 Dodgers Stadium show has been available as a triple LP for at least a year now. IF you know where to look.....
http://www.discogs.com/Depeche-Mode-Violator-Live/release/3281857
 
2012-12-30 12:02:45 AM  
ReapTheChaos The thing about Depeche Mode was that, unless you lived in a big city like LA or NY where they had an alternative music scene, you didn't hear their stuff on the radio back then.

Must depend on who you had as disc jockeys for your local radio stations.

It was on mainstream radio in Billings, Montana all the time in the 80s and 90s, particularly when Violator came out. I recall buying Music for the Masses specifically because I heard them on the radio and loved the music.
 
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