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Re: Music News
« Reply #310 on: May 26, 2022, 06:44:53 pm »
Depeche Mode Co-Founder Andy Fletcher Dies At 60

Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in Basildon in 1980. The band currently consists of Dave Gahan (lead vocals and co-songwriting) and Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, co-lead vocals and main songwriting).

Depeche Mode was formed by with the lineup of Gahan, Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke, and released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Founding member Clarke left after the release of the album; they recorded A Broken Frame as a trio. Gore took over as main songwriter and later, in 1982, Alan Wilder replaced Clarke, establishing a lineup that continued for 13 years. The band's last albums of the 1980s, Black Celebration and Music for the Masses, established them as a dominant force within the electronic music scene. A highlight of this era was the band's June 1988 concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, where they drew a crowd in excess of 60,000 people. In early 1990, they released Violator, an international mainstream success. The following album Songs of Faith and Devotion, released in 1993, was also a success, though the band's internal struggles during recording and touring resulted in Wilder's departure in 1995. The band continued with the trio lineup of Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher until Fletcher's death in 2022.

Depeche Mode have had 54 songs in the UK Singles Chart and 17 Top 10 albums in the UK chart; they have sold more than 100 million records worldwide.  Q included the band in its list of the "50 Bands That Changed the World!"  Depeche Mode also rank No. 98 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".  In December 2016, Billboard named Depeche Mode the 10th Greatest of All Time Top Dance Club Artists.  They were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and 2018, and were inducted as part of the Class of 2020.

They've sold approximately 100 million albums in the worldwide.

Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 singles of Depeche Mode.



Year              Song Title                       Peak Position on Billboard Top 40 Chart

1984  -                "People Are People"                #39
1989  -                "Personal Jesus"                    #28
1990  -                "Enjoy The Silence"                #8
1990  -                "Policy of Truth"                     #15
1993 -                 "I Feel You"                           #37
1997 -                 "It's No Good"                       #38


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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Re: Music News
« Reply #311 on: June 06, 2022, 05:53:44 pm »
UK singer/songwriter has a top 10 hit that was 37 years in the making.


In 1985, Kate Bush released her album Hounds Of Love, and the album's lead single was "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)"

It became one of many hits for Kate in the UK, but was her only Top 40 hit in the US.   Until now.

37 years later, the tv show Stranger Things just started their newest season.  The show is based in the 80s, and Bush's song is a favorite of character Max (played by Sadie Sink) and appearing as a motif throughout.

The fans of Stranger Things have started to buy and download the song, and 37 years after its initial release, it is now #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, giving Kate Bush her first US Top 10 hit.



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Music News
« Reply #312 on: June 06, 2022, 07:11:01 pm »
That is so cool. More songs need a second life!
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Re: Music News
« Reply #313 on: June 19, 2022, 12:29:21 pm »
That is so cool. More songs need a second life!

Just as I read this, Judy Collins' "Both Sides Now" came drifting in the open window, probably from a car. That one does not need a second life. It's a classic, but like "Stairway to Heaven," I liked it the first 500,000 times I heard it.

This one could use more attention, though, especially now.





Anybody know the title of that Judy Collins song about depression, where one day she woke up feeling better?



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Re: Music News
« Reply #314 on: June 19, 2022, 04:34:43 pm »
I heard Joni Mitchell's version of this the other day on the radio. I was amazed to discover that 90% of the song uses one guitar chord, an unusual D7 or something like that.
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