Depeche Mode

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Miami Vice Performer
Members
Dave Gahan (lead vocals)
Martin Gore (keyboards/guitars)
Andrew Fletcher (keyboards)
Active
1980-present


Depeche Mode is an English synthpop group whose songs "Fly on the Windscreen" (in "El Viejo"), "Never Let Me Down Again" and "Pleasure, Little Treasure (in "Death and the Lady") appeared in the series Miami Vice.

Career

The band was formed in 1980 by members Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher, and Vince Clarke, who left after the band's debut album, Speak and Spell and replaced by Alan Wilder. Their synth-pop style resonated with listeners who at that time were turning to New Wave music. The group's first album with Wilder, A Broken Frame, was released in 1982, and the band began to tour the US. It wasn't until their 1984 album Some Great Reward that the band's first American Top 40 single was released, "People Are People", which reached Gold certification. Other albums in the 1980s include Black Celebration (featuring "Fly on the Windscreen"), Music For The Masses (featuring "Pleasure, Little Treasure" and "Never Let Me Down Again"), and Violator (featuring "Personal Jesus", the band's second Top 40 single, and their first Top 10 single, "Enjoy The Silence"). After two more albums, Wilder left the band in 1995, reducing Depeche Mode to a trio, which they still are to this day. Years of touring took its' toll on the band, with all three members suffering various problems, drug addiction (Gahan), seizures (Gore), and "mental instability" (Fletcher), and it would be three years before the group would record again. In 1997 they released Ultra, and it did well despite no tour. In the 2000s Depeche Mode released Exciter (2001), Playing The Angel (2005), Sounds of the Universe (2009), Delta Machine (2013), and Spirit (2017), and despite a brief suspension when Gahan fell ill in 2009, Depeche Mode continues to tour and their popularity continues to be high around the world. The band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.

External Links

Depeche Mode International (Official Fan Club on Smule)

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