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I sometimes wish i was dead – Depeche Mode

I sometimes wish i WERE dead. Maybe this kind of grammar could pass in Basildon, where England, it’s history, it’s language, lies buried under concrete and estate towers. Maybe it would have been remiss of them to phrase it correctly. Maybe it would have mitigated their success and appeal to those kids who needed this so much. Maybe it would not have mattered at all. At least not until they had to face the kind of high (belch) society Depeche Mode could buy their way into as fame and success came their way. Class and class warfare still exist!

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New Life

New life – Depeche Mode

This might be my most posted song here. Then again it might not be. I’ve stopped keeping track of such things. It’s certainly come up before, and more than once, so it’s a contender. Anyway, this my favourite Depeche Mode song. Their first song off the first album. It was all downhill from here. Maybe i just like Vince Neil and don’t care about the US market and austerity. Silicon teens playing bass, rhythm and lead on three monophonic synthesisers set to the most danceable of tempos. Perfect.

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New Life

New life – Depeche Mode

Rebekah and i were driving through Narooma when this song came on. She said it was the perfect dancing song, and i agreed, telling her about the video i’ve seen of the song (if not an official video it might have been a Top of the Pops performance) and the dancing therein. Time, place, youth, attractiveness, willingness, insouciancy permitting, i could have been there, with her, feet moving, in the most perfect place. But no! I had to be me, in this time.

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New Life

New life – Depeche Mode

The Human League, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, and now Depeche Mode? It looks like i’m ticking off classic synth pop bands one by one. It is no surprise. It is my most recent thing.

It is a thing that took me years too long, a BBC documentary, and getting over the misguidedness caused by these bands’ later careers, to discover. From being that austere, weighty goth band who Peter always mispronounced “Depreche Mode”, their existed this unknown, disparaged history of theirs where for a time they were the greatest of teen rock bands, who just happened to pick up monophonic synthesisers instead of guitars.

king of comedy

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