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Depeche Mode "Black Celebration (Black Tulip Mix)" 1986

I always hoped Daniel Miller would turn up at Guerilla and so it happened when he booked in to mix some live Depeche Mode tapes with producer Gareth Jones. 304 more words

It's Beginning To Look A Tad Like Christmas

Thanksgiving weekend is just about behind us. I’m a bit bummed about that, I’ll admit it. I’ve never been a huge fan of Thanksgiving, especially in the years since college. 400 more words


Black Celebration - Depeche Mode (#192)

Black Celebration – Depeche Mode

This is where Depeche Mode tries to turn synth pop into some dark S&M fetish club. And it works. Later albums do it even better but this is possibly the first in their catalogue that does it. 81 more words

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Depeche Mode – “But Not Tonight”

When Depeche Mode played Toronto last September, Mr. Martin Gore sang “But Not Tonight” as a beautiful ballad. This of course prompts the question; who sang it better? 15 more words


Black Celebration - Depeche Mode (1986)

In the fast paced world of the music business change is expected. When it’s not it’s often because whatever sound a band has developed is at its commercial peak and changing it might seem suicidal from the record company’s point of view. 604 more words

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Black Celebration (1986)

After the Singles 81-85 album, Depeche Mode were back with original material, with the Black Celebration opus. Probably their most apt album title to date, their fifth album is full of dark textures and lyrics. 412 more words

Album of the Week, March 30: Black Celebration by Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode formed in 1980 when Vince Clarke (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Andy Fletcher (bass, keyboards) and Martin Gore (keyboards, backing vocals) joined forces. They had known each other for some time as members of bands that rant into each other regularly and shared a deep love of the music of the Cure. 1,001 more words

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