David Gahan, Lead Vocalist
Martin Gore, Primary Songwriter, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards.
Andrew Fletcher, Management, Occasional Keyboards
Alan Wilder, Producer, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals
They formed in 1981, as a Underground New Wave Group, they rose to fame when they released 2 singles in 1984(People Are People, Master And Servant) and were aquired by Sire Records shortly after. In 1991 they were voted most popular on MTV's Most Wanted Bands of the 80's. Depeche Mode started having trouble when Alan Wilder left in 1995, they released 5 singles from 1997 to 1998 then getting dropped by Sire Records. In 2001, they would be picked up by Reprise/Mute Records and would begin creating music again. It is rumored that Playing the Angel will be their second to last record.
Master And Servant
Enjoy The Silence
People are People
Shake The Disease
Policy of Truth
It's No Good
The World in my Eyes
A Question of Lust
I Feel You
Never Let Me Down Again
But Not Tonight
Just Can't Get Enough
Walking In My Shoes
Martin L. Gore
The beautiful and talented Alan Wilder.
My fave songs from some DM albums (favorites for now, but they constantly change, DM albums are that good):
Playing the Angel: Suffer Well
Exciter: Goodnight Lovers
Songs of Faith and Devotion: In Your Room
Violator: Waiting for the Night
Music For the Masses: Never Let Me Down Again
Black Celebration: But Not Tonight
Catching up w/ DM: Shake the Disease
Some Great Reward: Something to Do
People are People: Leave in Silence
Construction Time Again: Told You So
A Broken Frame: My Secret Garden
Speak & Spell: Tora! Tora! Tora!
The literal translation of Depeche Mode is "Fast Fashion," but the name of the French magazine that they took it from meant "Fashion Dispatch."
"Yes, I downloaded it for free but I'm going to buy the special edition also because they're cool like that and bands make all their money from their $75 shows anyhow. By the way, where was the drummer and Alan Wilder?"