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Musical Disclosure by Perform School of music Episode 91

2024-05-15 16:51

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Musical Disclosure by Perform School of music Episode 91

This week, we delve into more electronic sounds with a legendary band: Depeche Mode.

Welcome back to a new series of Musical Disclosure appointments. This week, we delve into more electronic sounds with a legendary band: Depeche Mode.


In 1976, Vince Clarke, Mark Pex, and Andrew Fletcher tried their luck with No Romance in China, but they didn't achieve the success they hoped for. However, in 1979, Clarke founded a new group with Martin Gore, initially called French Look and later Composition of Sound, after Fletcher joined. They still lacked a proper singer until Clarke discovered Dave Gahan singing a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" in 1980 and invited him to join the group. The band changed its name to Depeche Mode, inspired by a French fashion magazine of the time. The group officially debuted at the end of 1980, contributing the track "Photographic" to the "Some Bizzare Album" compilation. Around the same time, the band Camouflage was heavily influenced by Depeche Mode. In 1981, they released "Speak & Spell," their debut album, featuring the hit "Just Can't Get Enough." However, life on the road didn't suit Clarke, who left the band after the success of the first album. With the release of the second album, "A Broken Frame," in 1982, Martin Gore took on the primary songwriter role, and the band recruited Alan Wilder as the new keyboardist. From this point on, Depeche Mode released successful albums almost every year: 1983 saw "Construction Time Again," featuring the hit "Everything Counts"; in 1984, the single "People Are People," from the album "Some Great Reward," brought them success in the US; in 1985, the band released the compilation "The Singles 81-85," followed by "Black Celebration" in 1986, characterized by dark and moody tones. Already in 1987, they released the masterpiece "Music for the Masses," solidifying their success with iconic tracks like "Never Let Me Down Again" and "Behind The Wheel." The next decade opened with "Violator" (1990), one of their most acclaimed albums, followed by an immensely successful tour. However, life on the road began to take its toll on the band's morale, leading to a series of conflicts reflected in the album "Songs of Faith and Devotion" (1993). The internal tensions within the band were mirrored in the music, with a shift towards more rock-oriented and melancholic sounds. Despite the success of the album and tour, Depeche Mode found themselves in a difficult situation, with Gahan battling drug addiction and attempting suicide in 1995.


Today's listening is the renowned "Enjoy the Silence" from the album "Violator." Enjoy!

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