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By Divine Right Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode

Aces hippie dippie indie rockers By Divine Right have just reimagined Depeche Mode’s first album Speak & Spell as a bouncy garage rock record.

I spoke to band leader José Contreras about his relationship to Depeche Mode in a feature story for AUX TV. 8 more words

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Watch your mouth! This ATtiny85 can swear

This project is @$!%^& awesome! 

The first Speak & Spell was introduced back in the late 1970s. Admittedly, upon coming across a speech synthesizer like that, one of the first things any of us would do is try some profanity. 246 more words

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9 Christmas Classics from the 80's

At 9Stein we like to take trips down memory lane to remind us of times gone by.

Growing up in the 80’s was a time before the internet took the world by storm, or at least it hadn’t come to dominate the lives of children and the young yet. 1,636 more words


On October 5, 1981.

On October 5, 1981, “Mute” label released “Speak & Spell”, the debut Depeche Mode album. It was recorded in 1981, and produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller  “Speak & Spell” was the only band’s album with Vince Clarke as a member, who left form. 73 more words