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(Guardian)   Electro-pop pioneers Depeche Mode release 13th studio album "Delta Machine," credit their longevity in increasingly dysfunctional music business to being dysfunctional   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 47
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2013-03-28 12:53:35 PM
i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-28 12:58:59 PM
I have seen some good shows from them over the years starting with the Music for the Masses tour.
Good times.
I wish Alan Wilder was still with them.
 
2013-03-28 01:06:44 PM

the_end_is_rear: I have seen some good shows from them over the years starting with the Music for the Masses tour.
Good times.
I wish Alan Wilder was still with them.


The first concert my two buddies and I ever saw was the "Violator" tour at Dodger Stadium in '90 ('91?).

To this day, we all agree it was one of the best concerts we've ever seen.
 
2013-03-28 01:07:02 PM
Still my favorite

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-28 01:11:41 PM
now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time
 
2013-03-28 01:17:56 PM
KMFDM

/yes i know it doesnt stand for that.
 
2013-03-28 01:25:01 PM

marcre3363: The first concert my two buddies and I ever saw was the "Violator" tour at Dodger Stadium in '90 ('91?).


some pretty high quality VHS of that show recently surfaced;  it was as I recall, filmed for "101" but not used.  They used the Pasadena show but no Dodger Stadium footage as i understand.

/had a ticket to that tour
//passed on it as i wasn't reaaaaaalllly into DM
///about a year later I was Captain Depeche Mode and regretted it ever since
////did see 1993's tour and it ruled my face
 
2013-03-28 01:27:02 PM
Went to see them live in Phoenix 5-ish years ago and even a couple decades removed from their heyday, they still put on an out-god-damn-standing show!!  If you get the chance, see them live....
 
2013-03-28 01:30:00 PM
Electro-pop pioneers Depeche Mode release 13th studio album "Delta Machine"

It's called an "airplane," fellas. Nice try.
 
2013-03-28 01:32:50 PM

marcre3363: the_end_is_rear: I have seen some good shows from them over the years starting with the Music for the Masses tour.
Good times.
I wish Alan Wilder was still with them.

The first concert my two buddies and I ever saw was the "Violator" tour at Dodger Stadium in '90 ('91?).

To this day, we all agree it was one of the best concerts we've ever seen.


I saw the Violator tour up here in Sacramento. Cal Expo Amphitheater.
Same place I had seen INXS for the Kick tour.
Good memories and good times.
 
2013-03-28 01:38:42 PM
I heard clips from the new album.....did not impress.....but I need to give it a proper listen.
 
2013-03-28 01:39:22 PM
One band I regret never seeing live.
 
2013-03-28 01:43:40 PM

EyeballKid: Electro-pop pioneers Depeche Mode release 13th studio album "Delta Machine"

It's called an "airplane," fellas. Nice try.


I thought it was an interociter.
 
2013-03-28 01:48:52 PM
This band has an EXCELLENT stage show and stage presence. I still haven't forgiven them for trying to become rockers and splitting with Alan Wilder, though.

/Will also need to give this album a proper listen.
 
2013-03-28 02:07:01 PM

downstairs: One band I regret never seeing live.


I saw them in Philly in '98. They are an extremely good live band.
 
2013-03-28 02:23:39 PM
Hmm. I guess I can't see how they were a good live band. I saw a show from the Violator Tour in San Diego back when I was a huge DM fan and, though it took me a month or two to admit it, I was underwhelmed. They struck me as a great studio band (where Alan Wilder excelled), though I have to admit I haven't paid much attention to them since Violator.
 
2013-03-28 02:34:15 PM
One thing I've always enjoyed about Depeche Mode are the singles, as some of the best remix work can be found on them.

They've already gotten Blawan on their latest.  Might I suggest Kangding Ray, Silent Servant, Function, and Echospace?
 
2013-03-28 02:40:36 PM

karnal: I heard clips from the new album.....did not impress.....but I need to give it a proper listen.


It's better if you listen to the whole album in one go.

/Thought the first single wasn't very good on its own
 
2013-03-28 02:47:51 PM
Electro-pop?

Meanwhile..
 
2013-03-28 02:49:10 PM

karnal: I heard clips from the new album.....did not impress.....but I need to give it a proper listen.


like many bands of their "age", they have carved out a sound of their own that doesn't seem to stray very far of the "formula".  I like them but it seems like every album since Violator is a Violator outtake.  I'm not asking them to go, you know, all acoustic or start jamming on saxophones but......they haven't made a compelling song in years and the songs that do get airplay, they all sound like the same damn song.

(red hot chili pepper / aerosmith / lenny kravitz syndrome)


downstairs: One band I regret never seeing live.


phenomenal show.  I haven't seen them in probably a decade but they are ppretty damn cool live.  great visuals and Gahan is an absolutely magnetic performer.
 
2013-03-28 02:51:46 PM

Badgers: karnal: I heard clips from the new album.....did not impress.....but I need to give it a proper listen.

It's better if you listen to the whole album in one go.

/Thought the first single wasn't very good on its own


Good to know. I've listened to the first single and was kind of 'meh'.

Saw them on their last tour was blown away. One of the best shows I've seen.
 
2013-03-28 02:52:41 PM
bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com

Reach out, touch base.
 
2013-03-28 03:37:42 PM
I've been fortunate enough to see them live 12 times and have even been backstage.  They're amazing live and are actually quite nice in person.  I do miss the Alan days, when pretty much every song was good - even the b-sides to the singles, but they've aged well and are still putting out a lot of quality stuff.

They sounded good on Letterman a couple weeks ago despite Dave having a nasty cold.  It wasn't evident during the the show, but it was in the pre-show concert.
 
2013-03-28 03:40:16 PM
I loves me some Depeche Mode.  I'm glad Dave Gahan was able to kick the heroin habit, because I don't really think it's DM without him.
 
2013-03-28 03:53:16 PM

rickythepenguin: marcre3363: The first concert my two buddies and I ever saw was the "Violator" tour at Dodger Stadium in '90 ('91?).

some pretty high quality VHS of that show recently surfaced;  it was as I recall, filmed for "101" but not used.  They used the Pasadena show but no Dodger Stadium footage as i understand.

/had a ticket to that tour
//passed on it as i wasn't reaaaaaalllly into DM
///about a year later I was Captain Depeche Mode and regretted it ever since
////did see 1993's tour and it ruled my face


This concert was a bit after 101 was released. I remember watching it to psyche us up for our experience.

The cool thing about this show was that there was an Electrical Storm in the distance for a great deal of the show. So in addition to awesome bands (Nitzerebb and Electronic opened), there was amazing lightning in the distance.
 
2013-03-28 03:59:18 PM
b.vimeocdn.com

that is my car.
 
2013-03-28 04:11:12 PM

Dick Gozinya: KMFDM

/yes i know it doesnt stand for that.


how do you know? i mean really really know? it might have been denied and some other story made up, but unless you were in the room when they came up with the name...

i will always believe it does stand for that because it amuses me and things that amuse me are true.

anyway, i hope their music has evolved some over the years. Black Celebration and Violator and most of their older stuff was great, but it's sad to see a great band become a jacqueline smith of the music world and just keep pumping out the same stuff over and over again while gradually losing their skills and cleverness, knowing people will buy anything they make. i'd bubble my pants if their new album was all sappy love songs performed mostly on mandolin, cello, and glockenspiel.
 
2013-03-28 04:39:30 PM
First live show I ever saw was the Black Celebration tour. I went with a friend and my reluctant pops. Checked out every tour since then until Wilder left. Haven't seen a DM show since but would definitely consider it.
 
2013-03-28 04:46:39 PM

rickythepenguin: some pretty high quality VHS of that show recently surfaced;  it was as I recall, filmed for "101" but not used.  They used the Pasadena show but no Dodger Stadium footage as i understand.


As stated above, the Dodgers Stadium show is from the World Violation tour, which was about a year after 101 was released.  The video from that show is just from the stage cameras that were broadcast out to the screens above the stage for the people in the nosebleeds.  The audio is a straight soundboard feed.
 
2013-03-28 04:46:53 PM
Depeche Mode unplugged:  "click click click"
 
2013-03-28 04:56:08 PM

STRYPERSWINE: Depeche Mode unplugged:  "click click click"


Personal Jesus Acoustic
 
2013-03-28 05:00:34 PM
I've been listening to DM for like 30 years, and this new album is terrible, really terrible.

This Peep Show episode gives a good idea of what it was like to record the new DM album (NSFW language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvaszet0-WA
 
2013-03-28 05:06:17 PM
A friend snagged front row tickets to one of their shows (89 or 90, I think) but my GF at the time convinced me to scalp them and take a trip to California so I never go to see them live.

/nscsb
 
2013-03-28 05:19:01 PM

Badgers: STRYPERSWINE: Depeche Mode unplugged:  "click click click"

Personal Jesus Acoustic


Playing one string with one finger.  I expect that from Bobby Dall.
 
2013-03-28 07:59:13 PM

karnal: I heard clips from the new album.....did not impress.....but I need to give it a proper listen.


I just did a quick quick preview of each track and the only song that really stood out to me was 'Soothe My Soul.'   I'll probably just download that single, not sure about the whole album.
 
2013-03-28 09:05:56 PM
Done in one.
 
2013-03-28 11:12:51 PM

the_end_is_rear: marcre3363: the_end_is_rear: I have seen some good shows from them over the years starting with the Music for the Masses tour.
Good times.
I wish Alan Wilder was still with them.

The first concert my two buddies and I ever saw was the "Violator" tour at Dodger Stadium in '90 ('91?).

To this day, we all agree it was one of the best concerts we've ever seen.

I saw the Violator tour up here in Sacramento. Cal Expo Amphitheater.
Same place I had seen INXS for the Kick tour.
Good memories and good times.


My wife went to that show, she tells me.

I saw them about a dozen years ago, wish I had seen one of those late 80s/early 90s shows, but I really hated them back then. Didn't start liking them until the mid 90s for some reason. I was stationed with a guy from LA who'd been to the 101 show and talked off spending something like twenty hours at the stadium.
 
2013-03-28 11:44:15 PM
i49.tinypic.com
Into Depeche Mode.
 
Skr
2013-03-28 11:59:03 PM
Well now I know what I'll be listening to later..
 
2013-03-29 01:42:06 AM

STRYPERSWINE: Badgers: STRYPERSWINE: Depeche Mode unplugged:  "click click click"

Personal Jesus Acoustic

Playing one string with one finger.  I expect that from Bobby Dall.


www.cafleurebon.com: too acoustic
 
2013-03-29 02:10:49 AM
I remember in 1990 when Violator came out and I first heard Enjoy the Silence.  I was still in grammar school, but it was one of the first songs that really resonated with me, with its minor key and its layered synths and 4 on the floor beat.  It really helped propel my lifelong love of music.  Even if their post-Alan Wilder stuff doesn't thrill me like their older stuff did, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for DM.

I've seen them live a few times at Madison Square Garden and they put on a great show for a synth group.  They still have backing tracks and it never sounds as good as the studio, but still very enjoyable.  Wish I could afford an army of Virus TI synths!
 
2013-03-29 02:28:07 AM
 
2013-03-29 09:02:12 AM

the801: Dick Gozinya: KMFDM

/yes i know it doesnt stand for that.

how do you know? i mean really really know? it might have been denied and some other story made up, but unless you were in the room when they came up with the name...

i will always believe it does stand for that because it amuses me and things that amuse me are true.


"I was just telling the story of when KMFDM came to the U.S. the first time, and we were always asked, "What does it stand for? What does it stand for?" And I always had to come up with this long-winded explanation, you know, "It stands for kind of some long German phrase that then translates as blah."

And one of Ministry's guitar roadies said, "Why do you go through the trouble every time? Just say, 'Kill Mother farking Depeche Mode.'"

From this recent interview:

http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/2013/03/interview_sascha_koniet zko_ kmfdm.php


/They'll always be Kein Mitleid to me, Kein Mehrheit just seems wrong.
 
2013-03-29 03:58:43 PM

Gothicindustrial: I remember in 1990 when Violator came out and I first heard Enjoy the Silence.  I was still in grammar school, but it was one of the first songs that really resonated with me, with its minor key and its layered synths and 4 on the floor beat.  It really helped propel my lifelong love of music.  Even if their post-Alan Wilder stuff doesn't thrill me like their older stuff did, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for DM.

I've seen them live a few times at Madison Square Garden and they put on a great show for a synth group.  They still have backing tracks and it never sounds as good as the studio, but still very enjoyable.  Wish I could afford an army of Virus TI synths!


You don't need an army of TIs-just 1 B or C is really affordable and is mulittimbral enough to sequence entire DM cover songs. Just have to dive deeper into MIDI and use Cubase or Logic as your sequencer.

Keybeds on either boards are orgasmic.
 
2013-03-29 07:59:54 PM

G. Gordon Libbie: Gothicindustrial: I remember in 1990 when Violator came out and I first heard Enjoy the Silence.  I was still in grammar school, but it was one of the first songs that really resonated with me, with its minor key and its layered synths and 4 on the floor beat.  It really helped propel my lifelong love of music.  Even if their post-Alan Wilder stuff doesn't thrill me like their older stuff did, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for DM.

I've seen them live a few times at Madison Square Garden and they put on a great show for a synth group.  They still have backing tracks and it never sounds as good as the studio, but still very enjoyable.  Wish I could afford an army of Virus TI synths!

You don't need an army of TIs-just 1 B or C is really affordable and is mulittimbral enough to sequence entire DM cover songs. Just have to dive deeper into MIDI and use Cubase or Logic as your sequencer.

Keybeds on either boards are orgasmic.


Yeah, I've had a kb, kc, and polar at different times and lived then all, especially the kb. Had to sell due to financial reasons though. Wifey just bought me a new Gaia though so I'm happy again!
 
2013-03-30 12:17:57 AM
G. Gordon LibbieMy husband has told me stories of your music knowledge and abilities. Funny to find you here. Is Adam still an amazing drummer too?
 
2013-03-31 11:24:34 PM
I miss Alan Wilder, he was the sound of DM for so many years. Saw my first DM show in 1986, been to at least one show every tour since then. Love me some Depeche Mode!
 
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