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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode

Date: Jun 15 2009

Themes: Alternative

Grammar: Adjectives

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Depeche Mode was one of the most successful bands of the ‘80s. They’ve sold millions of albums, popularized a whole new genre of music, and influenced bands like Radiohead, the Killers, and Franz Ferdinand. So how is it possible that they’ve never toured the largest venues in the world before?

This summer, Depeche Mode will make up for lost time by playing stadium shows in 28 cities throughout 21 different countries. Find out if Marni and Jason will be lining up for tickets.

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Jason

Jason

Marni

Marni

Jason:  So this summer, coming to a stadium near you for the first time ever, Depeche Mode.

Marni:  Oh my God, DM?

Jason:  Yep.

Marni:  Love Depeche Mode. Really, they’ve never played stadiums?

Jason:  This is their biggest tour ever. And the biggest venue they’ve ever done.

Marni:  I guess that seems really surprising, ‘cause they were so…I mean, at least in my world, so huge.

Jason:  What appealed about them to you when you were a little kid?

Marni:  Oh, I don’t know, probably that sort of tortured voice, it was so, like, longing, and…But then it was sort of dancey. It was like this morose dance music.

Jason:  Yeah, totally. And I mean their reach is so huge, just as one of the pioneers of electronic music.

Marni:  Absolutely.

Jason:  I mean they were like the first place you really heard synth used really well.

Marni:  Yeah. So would you consider them goth?

Jason:  I don’t think they’re goth, I think a lot of their fans are goth.

Marni:  They attract a gothic following. Fascinating that they’re finally at the point in their career where they’re doing stadium tours. It would’ve seemed like that would’ve happened already.

Jason:  Well, they must be thinking big. I mean, their new album is called Sounds of the Universe, so…

Marni:  It doesn’t get much bigger than the universe.

 

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Discussion

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Depeche Mode formed almost 30 years ago and has sold millions of records. Marni loved them when she was a kid because the music was angsty and fun to dance to at the same time. Depeche Mode’s use of synthesizers and other electronic instruments was innovative and hugely influential. Marni and Jason are excited to see them in concert this summer.

Depeche Mode’s music is also popular with a lot of goths. Typically, goths like to wear black clothes and makeup, dye their hair black, and listen to dark rock and techno music.

Do you have goths in your country? Who is your favorite electronic music artist?

 

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

Love it cool

02:44 PM May 20 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

There a just a few goths in Turkey, not many. I don’t like goth style, it’s absolutely noty for me.

02:29 PM May 20 2015 |

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juancoo

juancoo

Colombia

wel, i have seen some of them in many oportinities, but, really i’m not interested about it, i mean, i like some of them songs, but i don’t share a lot about their clothes, but i like some.

06:16 PM Sep 02 2012 |

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dry_tears

dry_tears

Morocco

Oh my gosh ! I have never ever heard about this band. But I see these kind of people hanging out downtown all black glaring wierdly at non goth people :( Are these supposed to be big fun of DM ?

02:23 PM Aug 13 2012 |

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spacedragon

Brazil

they r gods !!!!!!!!!!

12:54 PM Feb 14 2011 |

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CherryUk

CherryUk

Brazil

really easy…..uh i like them so much

06:24 PM Feb 25 2010 |

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Shinichi Lover

Bahrain

I have not heard of them before .. I am not interested to listen to them .. Because I do not like to listen to songs

08:39 AM Sep 26 2009 |

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may17

Costa Rica

I love this group, is amazing.

I like the new song WRONG, oh god!!!!!!!!!Laughing

06:55 PM Jul 29 2009 |

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Charise

Charise

Philippines

i love there song Somebody… 

07:50 AM Jul 07 2009 |

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Charise

Charise

Philippines

 

 

I like there music.. i love it a lot…

07:45 AM Jul 07 2009 |

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DricaBr

DricaBr

Brazil

Yes, I'm surprised , I'm surprised that they're still alive. Laughing

08:52 PM Jun 21 2009 |

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ciberd7

ciberd7

Brazil

I got some goths friends, but I respect their attitude and I think it´s just a way to emboby what your´re feeling and what´s good for you.

I like to dance to Alex Galdino, Guru Josh and a lot of new eletronic music artists that jazz our party up!

10:29 PM Jun 20 2009 |

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OlgaSummer

OlgaSummer

Ukraine

They are the best! I love their music very much! An of course they are not goths))

10:57 AM Jun 19 2009 |

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superstars

Turkey

I hate angst music,I like emotion music and cllasical music

03:17 AM Jun 19 2009 |

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tiagon85

Brazil

We can see a lot of goths in Brazil, they always walk together and hang out in single spots, but i have never been into them, i respect but the style is not nice (my opinion). However, I like eletronic music and the first ones are the best as Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and others!!! 

10:21 PM Jun 17 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Depeche Mode is one of the bands that I listen to more in 80’s reminds me my pre teen :)

07:47 PM Jun 17 2009 |

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Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Yeah,here In Brazil there are many goths too…When I was a kid I wear black clothes too,but I'm not a goth because I didn't listen to goth music and yes heavy metal! hehe

Today I still hear heavy metal and also eletronic music and my favorate styles are Drum'n'Bass and Trance…Names as EZ-Rollers for Drum'N'Bass and Tiesto for Trance are the more I like ;)

07:44 PM Jun 17 2009 |

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rfialho

rfialho

Brazil

Yep…we have goths in Brazil…but certainely this is not my style…i'm prefer something more…funny and happy…and the goths can be everything less funny and happy….....

Eletronic music is good and i dont have a favorite artist i just like a vibrant and power eletronic song…

02:00 AM Jun 16 2009 |

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Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

there are gothics here, i dont know anyone personally, they just look weird for me, not because their clothes but the way they act, you look at them and they look at you like, why are you looking at me? hello !! we are in a public place…i dont know i just feel some groups are like, we`re right and everyone else is wrong…and im not into in electronic music.

10:50 PM Jun 15 2009 |

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snunsy

Russian Federation

it doesn't matter who the man is, if he is nice to deal with and easy to get on with

06:24 PM Jun 15 2009 |

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