You need flash!
no cover -  

Depeche Mode

electronic new wave 80s synth pop synthpop

    Depeche Mode are an English band, founded in 1980, originally from the town of Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom. They are one of the most enduring and successful bands to have emerged during the 80s, and particularly from the / era. The band name is derived from a French fashion magazine, Dépêche mode, which means "fashion dispatch."

    The band have been highly influential in the dance music scene, especially synthpop, techno and trance, in part due to their innovative work, recording techniques and use of sampling. Their most successful album is arguably 1990's Violator, which reached the #2 position in the UK, #7 in the US, and sold over 8 million copies worldwide. The band has released a long series of high-charting singles over their three-decades long career. Enjoy the Silence is their most recognized song and is one of the most covered songs in history.

    The original line-up was Dave Gahan, Martin L. Gore, Andy Fletcher and Vince Clarke. In December 1981, Clarke left the band and later went on to form Yazoo, The Assembly and Erasure. Alan Wilder joined the group initially in January 1982 as a live keyboardist but became an official member in December 1982. He left mid-1995 to fully concentrate on his Recoil project and the band continued as a trio. In 2010 Wilder re-joined Depeche Mode on stage after 16 years, for a performance of Somebody during a show at London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

    Depeche Mode's origins date back to 1977, when Vince Clarke and Andrew Fletcher formed a band called No Romance in China, with Clarke on vocals and guitar and Fletcher on bass. In March 1980, Clarke, Gore and Fletcher formed a band called Composition of Sound, with Clarke on vocals/guitar, Gore on keyboards and Fletcher on bass. Soon after the formation of Composition of Sound, Clarke and Fletcher switched to synthesizers. Dave Gahan joined the band in 1980 after Clarke heard him perform at a local scout hut jam session, singing to a rendition of David Bowie's "Heroes", and Depeche Mode were born.

    While playing a live gig at the Bridge House in Canning Town, the band were approached by Daniel Miller, the founder of Mute Records, who proposed them a verbal contract. The result was their first single Dreaming of Me, recorded in December 1980 and released in February 1981, reaching number 57 in the UK charts and followed soon by a real contract with Mute.

    To date, Depeche Mode have released:

    Depeche Mode 572fe0b3e513207d237c7ca53ab52052 Depeche Mode 827dd48e767f4b2fb9109143803fed8c Depeche Mode 67c44fbb1eaa431f8ffdee279357490f Depeche Mode 98477a4fa4aa4526bd1599b4db69173b Depeche Mode fad079074f794c169df9255e5a288d3f Depeche Mode 973349af696c4011bfdb631bf25ec804 Depeche Mode 91d46f5c61e045d147d5a93642c41280 Depeche Mode 5d2ce06eb13c42bf80935de28bb8c54e Depeche Mode a6f8324ec519fbe855e007e5c0c04788 Depeche Mode b84be21b84dc40db9c78934381260d5e Depeche Mode b7f1896b0e8d935c87f80eece86b9896 Depeche Mode a0e571c67c8248b4b26e2f13b26aefcb Depeche Mode 3fa7f7f8236f429081ad4bca4b2f161a Depeche Mode 19f2956eb9b841b39c033508d1f799a7 Depeche Mode 976eab538baf464db82568f268f7cbb6 Depeche Mode 4d605269d3158c662804a713079b95a7 Depeche Mode 62cd1c08fd2fe20a3912d59dbd8b863e Depeche Mode fe7e90d2a357408169f319cec512e880 Depeche Mode d969cf8cdc02405b8934d4f02e3d7a0c Depeche Mode 8c62d87f66134c779adfaf56a6b71cb4 Depeche Mode bc10e74e60bd45aea82d92ed07a2ef2b Depeche Mode 12f794f01cfd4ef1b81b95d810b8950b Depeche Mode 889ddab890fb46c7a42d2053a0ab26c5 Depeche Mode 93da7c70ffa246b5bc8fb6e0f5d80f59 Depeche Mode fdd5588cc6ae4a47959480bffb6d22f7 Depeche Mode df2cc7ef565073b503bd98dec7ffba8d Depeche Mode 60cc53237f28404f94466eaaa6ac2230 Depeche Mode 37f96218cdf9b7a4c5c5c856bc99cb68 Depeche Mode 7079c25ea47029c60aec4e143f835511 Depeche Mode 821c9b1ee5dcdcf90f1dd5c93b9b8fc0 Depeche Mode c5c16bdadd8e4f13a061511863909e4f Depeche Mode 605b399d82dd404d9ad02a7ff199fd86 Depeche Mode 030848bfeb90411e8a061f8dc8c363c4 Depeche Mode f8e467ed7b9d6211b6272968e3b9ecf0 Depeche Mode 7e8a393248fe43dfc3eee10e43dcb30c Depeche Mode 2d5890c383bde6746f077999f46d96aa Depeche Mode 7900807e0332465b8c802aa5675fb1ff Depeche Mode 37a3c3c938fd465fbc040271c94ce00e Depeche Mode 21e90f991a1943d6882fff2c3935bcdb Depeche Mode 4279b4073e114042bbb343a3d8929dea