Depeche Mode is at the dawn of the development of both electronic and alternative rock music. A group appeared around the beginning of the eighties. Today it is the most long-lived and successful electronic group in the world. She appeared in Essex, while giving birth to a truly English sound.
The team received a bunch of awards. For example, on November 2, 2006, they won the Best Group nomination, and by 2011 they had sold over 115 million albums. Of no small importance is the fact that 44 singles hit the charts. Q magazine, in turn, included Depeche Mode on the list of fifty bands that changed the world.
At the source of Depeche Mode, there is none other than Kraftwerk itself. And at the same time, now Depeche Mode themselves will affect anyone. To a large extent, their technique of recording and sampling music should be highlighted.
Initially, they formed a quartet. After the release of their debut album, Vince Clarke, the band's keyboard player, left the band and was replaced by Alan Wilder. Now the collective is better known as a trio.
Prior to Depeche Mode, musicians Clark, Gore and Fletcher created the band Composition of Sound, which later degenerated into Depeche Mode. The name was taken from the name of the French magazine "Herald of Fashion", although now the name of the group is often mistranslated as "fast fashion." When the Composition of Sound was formed, the musicians began to switch to synthesizers.
The first recordings were made to promote the Mute Records label. Suddenly, the group was successful. The first record hit the charts and reached fifty-seventh place. The second single, which was recorded under the inspiration of the first success, takes eleventh place, and the third - eighth, hitting the top ten singles in the United Kingdom.
Everyone was happy except Vince Clark. Tom didn't like the direction the group was developing. Therefore, a decision is made about his departure. Instead, they took Alan Wilder.
In the mid-eighties, Depeche Mode begins to gain international popularity. This was greatly facilitated by the fact that the group began to experiment with industrial. In addition, the themes of compositions became more and more gloomy.
By the mid-eighties, the group began to relate to the Gothic subculture.
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- Beginning of the nineties: the departure of Alan Wilder
- Life after the departure of Alan Wilder
- Together again
Beginning of the nineties: the departure of Alan Wilder
The collaboration with producer Mark Ellis resulted in the creation of the song “Personal Jesus”. The pectoral cross with the crucifix was meant. It is worth noting the original advertising in newspapers. An announcement was published with the words “Your own personal Jesus, ” and a phone number by calling on which you could hear the song. In the states, the single received the status of gold.