History Music / DepecheMode

1st Apr '16 9:23:28 PM aye_amber
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* [[LesserStar [=Garfunkel=]]]: According to Fletch himself, he doesn't really do anything and is still there just because he's friends with Dave and Martin.
** Believed to be a factor in Alan Wilder quitting the band. Wilder did the arranging, the re-mixing/arranging for live shows, the most live keyboard playing, and some backing vocals. On top of not getting the credit he should have (to casual fans, he was essentially the handsomer background keyboard player), he was being paid only slightly more (since he did write a few songs) than Fletch. To this day, Fletch still has animosity towards Wilder for something and claimed that he refused to make another album with him after the volatile "Songs of Faith and Devotion" sessions. Gahan (Always a supporter) and Wilder are still friends and Gore has acknowledged that Wilder was under-appreciated, but Fletch always seems to do verbal gymnastics to avoid praising him.
** When the band was on hiatus (feared by some to be permanently) after the Exciter Tour, Gahan, promoting his first solo album, constantly took shots at Fletch. In the past, it was in good humor, like the jokes about getting him a fax machine so he has something to do onstage, but Gahan was relentless during this period.


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* LesserStar: According to Fletch himself, he doesn't really do anything and is still there just because he's friends with Dave and Martin.
** Believed to be a factor in Alan Wilder quitting the band. Wilder did the arranging, the re-mixing / arranging for live shows, the most live keyboard playing, and some backing vocals. On top of not getting the credit he should have (to casual fans, he was essentially the handsomer background keyboard player), he was being paid only slightly more (since he did write a few songs) than Fletch. To this day, Fletch still has animosity towards Wilder for something and claimed that he refused to make another album with him after the volatile ''Songs of Faith and Devotion'' sessions. Gahan (Always a supporter) and Wilder are still friends, and Gore has acknowledged that Wilder was under appreciated, but Fletch always seems to do verbal gymnastics to avoid praising him.
** When the band was on hiatus (feared by some to be permanently) after the Exciter Tour, Gahan, promoting his first solo album, constantly took shots at Fletch. In the past, it was in good humor, like the jokes about getting him a fax machine so he has something to do onstage, but Gahan was relentless during this period.
31st Mar '16 11:35:19 AM aye_amber
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Vince Clarke is leukine; [[ByronicHero Dave Gahan]] is melancholic, [[NiceGuy Martin Gore]] is sanguine]], [[TheKirk Andy Fletcher]] is choleric and [[TheQuietOne Alan Wilder]] is phlegmatic.

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Vince Clarke is leukine; [[ByronicHero Dave Gahan]] is melancholic, [[NiceGuy Martin Gore]] Gore is sanguine]], sanguine,]] [[TheKirk Andy Fletcher]] is choleric and [[TheQuietOne Alan Wilder]] is phlegmatic.
23rd Mar '16 9:57:54 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:305:The current line-up. Left to right: Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and David Gahan.]]

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[[caption-width-right:305:The [[caption-width-right:305: The current line-up. Left to right: Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and David Gahan.]]



The band's lineup includes vocalist Dave Gahan (1980-present), vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Martin Gore (1980-present), who serves as the band's main songwriter, and keyboardist Andy Fletcher (1980-present). Past members include keyboardist/songwriter Vince Clarke (1980-81, later of Music/{{Yazoo}} and Music/{{Erasure}}) and keyboardist/arranger/drummer Alan Wilder (1982-1995).

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The band's lineup line-up includes vocalist Dave Gahan (1980-present), vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist vocalist / guitarist / keyboardist Martin Gore (1980-present), who serves as the band's main songwriter, and keyboardist Andy Fletcher (1980-present). Past members include keyboardist/songwriter keyboardist / songwriter Vince Clarke (1980-81, later of Music/{{Yazoo}} and Music/{{Erasure}}) and keyboardist/arranger/drummer keyboardist / arranger / drummer Alan Wilder (1982-1995).

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(1982-1995).
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!!! "Tropes of Faith and Devotion":
* EightiesHair: In the 80s, the whole band, but Martin's blond "halfro" (which he still has, toned down a little) has to be seen to be believed.

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"Tropes of Faith and Devotion":
Devotion:"

* EightiesHair: In the 80s, TheEighties, the whole band, but Martin's blond "halfro" (which he still has, toned down a little) has to be seen to be believed.



* AlbumFiller: ''People Are People'' is really just the titular hit single packaged with some B-sides and recycled stuff from the previous two albums. Especially bad because the single would later come out on both the next album AND the singles collection released immediately after that, screwing over all the American fans who had dropped the cash to buy the "album".

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* AlbumFiller: ''People Are People'' is really just the titular hit single packaged with some B-sides {{B Side}}s and recycled stuff from the previous two albums. Especially bad because the single would later come out on both the next album AND the singles collection released immediately after that, screwing over all the American fans who had dropped the cash to buy the "album"."album."
21st Mar '16 12:22:59 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:305:The current lineup. Left to right: Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and David Gahan.]]

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[[caption-width-right:305:The current lineup.line-up. Left to right: Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and David Gahan.]]



* {{Retraux}}: ''Sounds of the Universe.'' Martin bought up a bunch of old analog synths on eBay, some of which had been used on the first two albums. The result pretty much sounds, like ''Speak and Spell'' on PCP.
* ShowDontTell: The message behind "Enjoy the Silence," which can pretty much be summed up as: "actions speak louder than words."

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* {{Retraux}}: ''Sounds of the Universe.'' Martin bought up a bunch of old analog synths on eBay, Website/{{eBay}}, some of which had been used on the first two albums. The result pretty much sounds, like ''Speak and Spell'' on PCP.
* ShowDontTell: The message behind "Enjoy the Silence," which can pretty much be summed up as: "actions "Actions speak louder than words."



* StrawmanNewsMedia / RippedFromTheHeadlines: "New Dress" presents the news media, as shoving aside horrifying tragedies in favor of, falling all over Princess Diana's latest dress.

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* StrawmanNewsMedia / RippedFromTheHeadlines: "New Dress" presents the news media, as shoving aside horrifying tragedies in favor of, falling all over Princess Diana's ''Princess Diana'''s latest dress.
18th Mar '16 2:29:15 PM aye_amber
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* NonAppearingTitle: "I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead", which is actually a [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]].

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* NonAppearingTitle: "I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead", Dead," which is actually a [[SillyLoveSongs Silly {{Silly Love Song]].Song|s}}.
12th Mar '16 2:35:20 PM aye_amber
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-->--'''Sage''', [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Radio]] [[Radio/GTARadio X]]

Depeche Mode are a British group formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. Initially a bouncy SynthPop group, their songs later took on a [[DarkerAndEdgier darker, more sexual tone]] as they developed. Their Gothic aesthetic and innovative synth work brought them to worldwide fame in 1990 with the release of ''Violator'', which has made it onto ''Rolling Stone'''s "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" list. They've also been frequently cited as a key influence by IndustrialMetal bands, especially Music/NineInchNails.

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-->--'''Sage''', -->--'''Sage,''' [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Radio]] [[Radio/GTARadio X]]

Depeche Mode ''Depeche Mode'' are a British group formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. Initially a bouncy SynthPop group, their songs later took on a [[DarkerAndEdgier darker, more sexual tone]] as they developed. Their Gothic {{goth}}ic aesthetic and innovative synth work brought them to worldwide fame in 1990 with the release of ''Violator'', ''Violator,'' which has made it onto ''Rolling Stone'''s "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" the UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime list. They've also been frequently cited as a key influence by IndustrialMetal bands, especially Music/NineInchNails.
29th Feb '16 2:43:26 AM aye_amber
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* WorstNewsJudgementEver: "New Dress" accuses the British press of invoking this, to nefarious ends.

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* WorstNewsJudgementEver: WorstNewsJudgmentEver: "New Dress" accuses the British press of invoking this, to nefarious ends.
29th Feb '16 2:41:46 AM aye_amber
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* {{Fanservice}}: "Master and Servant"'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxaIGvI6Y8Q video]] was loaded with leather and chains.

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* {{Fanservice}}: "Master and Servant"'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxaIGvI6Y8Q video]] video was loaded with leather and chains.
18th Jan '16 11:13:30 PM spirasen
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** "Enjoy The Silence" is a weird one: If you only know the much-played and much-compiled radio version, you would think it was a non-appearing title. The original version from ''Violator'' has the song [[FakeOutFadeOut fade out for a bit]], and after a short silence Dave sings the title, followed by a synth-bell sound and a hidden interlude track. Most remixes incorporate it into the main body of the song.
** Vince Clarke dropped a shitload of these on the first album alone (I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead, Ice Machine, Shout!, Any Second Now, Puppets), but Martin Gore in comparison is incredibly averse to the practice. The only true non-appearing song title he put out, out of eleven albums, was Blue Dress.
* NotableMusicVideos: "Personal Jesus", among many of their videos since 1987, have been directed by artist/photographer Creator/AntonCorbijn.
* ObligatoryBondageSong: First appeared in "Master and Servant", later becoming a staple of their lyrical style.
* ObsessionSong: "It's No Good".
* OddManOut: The media has often portrayed Fletch as this, partly due to him often musically contributing very little during live shows. However, Dave and Martin have stated that he is an integral member of the group, often being the peacemaker and handling the business side of things. Alan, meanwhile, has stated that it was himself who often ''felt'' like this since he was not an original member of the group and wasn't from Basildon like the other three. Indeed, this was a major factor in why he left.

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** "Enjoy The the Silence" is a weird one: If you only know know, the much-played much played, and much-compiled much compiled radio version, you would think it was a non-appearing non appearing title. The original version from ''Violator'' ''Violator,'' has the song [[FakeOutFadeOut fade out for a bit]], bit,]] and after a short silence silence, Dave sings the title, followed by a synth-bell sound synth bell sound, and a hidden interlude track. Most remixes re-mixes incorporate it into the main body of the song.
** Vince Clarke dropped a shitload of these these, on the first album alone (I ("I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead, Ice Machine, Shout!, Any Dead," "Ice Machine," "Shout!," "Any Second Now, Puppets), Now," and "Puppets."), but Martin Gore in comparison is is, incredibly averse to the practice. The only true non-appearing non appearing song title he put out, out of eleven albums, was Blue Dress.
"Blue Dress."
* NotableMusicVideos: "Personal Jesus", Jesus," among many of their videos since 1987, have been directed by artist/photographer artist / photographer Creator/AntonCorbijn.
* ObligatoryBondageSong: First appeared in "Master and Servant", Servant," later becoming a staple of their lyrical style.
* ObsessionSong: "It's No Good".
Good."
* OddManOut: Odd Man Out: The media has often portrayed Fletch as this, partly due to him often often, musically contributing very little little, during live shows. However, Dave and Martin have stated stated, that he is an integral member of the group, often being the peacemaker peacemaker, and handling the business side of things. Alan, meanwhile, has stated that it was himself himself, who often ''felt'' like this this, since he was not an original member of the group group, and wasn't from Basildon like the other three. Indeed, this was a major factor in why he left.
18th Jan '16 11:07:15 PM spirasen
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: "Blasphemous Rumours", the story of a girl who fails a suicide attempt, [[DeathByIrony then converts to Christianity only to be hit by a car and die]].
* RedemptionInTheRain: "But Not Tonight".
* {{Retraux}}: ''Sounds Of The Universe''. Martin bought up a bunch of old analog synths on eBay, some of which had been used on the first two albums. The result pretty much sounds like ''Speak and Spell'' on PCP.
* ShowDontTell: The message behind "Enjoy The Silence," which can pretty much be summed up as "actions speak louder than words."
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Vince and Alan tracks are usually towards the idealism end (Vince moreso), while Martin tracks are almost always firmly on the cynicism end.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: "Blasphemous Rumours", Rumours," the story of a girl who fails a suicide attempt, [[DeathByIrony then converts to Christianity Christianity, only to be hit by a car and die]].
die.]]
* RedemptionInTheRain: "But Not Tonight".
* {{Retraux}}: ''Sounds Of The Universe''. Martin bought up a bunch of old analog synths on eBay, some of which had been used on the first two albums. The result pretty much sounds like ''Speak and Spell'' on PCP.
* ShowDontTell: The message behind "Enjoy The Silence," which can pretty much be summed up as "actions speak louder than words.
Tonight."
* {{Retraux}}: ''Sounds of the Universe.'' Martin bought up a bunch of old analog synths on eBay, some of which had been used on the first two albums. The result pretty much sounds, like ''Speak and Spell'' on PCP.
* ShowDontTell: The message behind "Enjoy the Silence," which can pretty much be summed up as: "actions speak louder than words."
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Vince and Alan tracks are usually usually, towards the idealism end (Vince moreso), while Martin tracks are almost always always, firmly on the cynicism end.
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