Depeche Mode
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"Depeche Mode" are an English Electronic music/electronic band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (musician)/Andy Fletcher (keyboards), and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81). Depeche Mode released their debut record in 1981, Speak & Spell (album)/Speak & Spell, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Clarke left the band after the release of the album, leaving the band as a trio to record A Broken Frame, released the following year. Gore took over lead songwriting duties and, later in 1982, Alan Wilder (keyboards, drums, occasional songwriter) officially joined the band to fill Clarke's spot, establishing a line up that would continue for the next thirteen years.

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You wear guilt, like shackles on your feet...Like a halo in reverse.

Walking in My Shoes.

I don't want to start Any blasphemous rumors But I think that God's Got a sick sense of humor And when I die I expect to find him laughing.

I would lose my way again, be led hopelessly astray again, just so I can pray again...For the mercy in you.

I really felt, before we started this album, that there was unfinished business.

Yes, there's a reason why some detractors, and even fans, prefer to call the long-running British band ''Depressed Mode.