Happy 60 To DEPECHE MODE Voice DAVE GAHAN

9 May 2022

DAVE GAHAN was born, named David Callcott
in Epping, England 60 years ago, on 9 May 1962.

Happy birthday to the man who’s been the charismatic face and vox of
British lionized darkwave heroes DEPECHE MODE for 42 years now.

With DM he made 14 studio LPs (so far). With production and remix duo
Soulsavers he canned three longpayers with covers album Imposter as
the most recent one, released last year. He also released two solo albums.

Three great GAHAN moments

– JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH –

– PERSONAL JESUS –

– DIRTY STICKY FLOORS –

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Amazing Artwork! DEPECHE MODE 40 Years Ago

For your eyes only

Band: DEPECHE MODE (Basildon, Essex, UK)
Album: A BROKEN FRAME
Their 2nd, turning 40 this year (27 September)

Artwork: The photo is taken by Brian Griffin (who also did the artwork
for the band’s debut album Speak and Spell). It’s a picture of a woman cutting
grain in an East Anglian field, in Cambridgeshire (UK). Griffin mixed natural
and artificial lighting. He named social realism of Russia, especially the work
of Kazimir Malevitsj and German Romanticism as his inspiration for this image.

Key single

DEPECHE MODE: All Albums

DEPECHE MODE – Sticky Synth Pop Hit ‘I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH’ Came Out 40 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

7 September 2021

Band: DEPECHE MODE
Who: Globally famous electro trio from Essex, England
Active: Since 1980 / 14 studio albums (so far)

Single: I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH
Written by Vince Clarke who left soon and
formed Yazoo and afterward Erasure

Released: 7 September 1981 – 40 years ago today
Score: #8 in the UK / hitherto more than 217 million
spins on Spotify

Album: Speak & Spell (their debut LP)

Every time I think of you
I know we have to meet
And I just can’t get enough
And I just can’t get enough

The original video clip (more than 57 million views on YT)…

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BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Astounding Singles Turning 40 In 2021

1. CEREMONY by NEW ORDER

Released: January 1981
Album: Movement

2. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN by THE CLASH

Released: 10 April 1981
Album: Sandinista!

3. (WE DON’T NEED THIS) FASCIST GROOVE THANG by HEAVEN 17

Released: 6 March 1981
Album: Penthouse And Pavement

4. PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW PIG BAG by PIGBAG

Released: May 1981
Stand-alone single.

5. JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH by DEPECHE MODE

Released: 7 September 1981
Album: Speak And Spell

DEPECHE MODE Released Gloom-Ridden ‘SONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION’ Album 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

21 March 2018

BAND: DEPECHE MODE

ALBUM: SONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION

RELEASED: 22 March 1993 – 25 years ago…

ROLLING STONE wrote: “Song to song, Faith and Devotion showcases Depeche’s every, er, mode at its finest and adds a wee something — an intensifier, a surprise, the shocking but not unpleasant sound of frontman Dave Gahan actually singing. “I Feel You” has the twangy stomp of “Personal Jesus”; it’s ecstatically danceable. The soulful “Walking in My Shoes” does great things with backup singers and resentment. “Get Right With Me” experiments with scratching and chiming guitars, while “One Caress” sounds like the show stopper from a lachrymose Broadway musical. Songs of Faith and Devotion documents how Depeche Mode’s savvy justifies its worst instincts; like the band itself, it’s gloomy, pretentious and winning.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: ‘Pitch-black electro blues, midnight hour beats, heavy-hearted balladry and darksome reflections. MUST BE DEPECHE MODE!’…

THREE HIGHLIGHTS: I Feel You / Mercy In You / Rush

* I FEEL YOU – superb knockout…

* MERCY IN YOU – shadowy love vibe…

* RUSH – dynamic live rendition…

Album in full

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