Monday, June 15, 2015
Depeche Mode: Speak & Spell (1981)
In hindsight, it seems odd that Vince Clarke left Depeche Mode after this, their first record. On the other hand, I like Yazoo (or Yaz) much better than Depeche Mode. But, I never really liked Erasure very much. I think the debut DM record isn't too bad. I'm not crazy about the band, and I think I liked them much better at the time. A few songs still sound good to me. New Life still sounds OK. The big hit from this record was Just Can't Get Enough, which has a measure of nostalgia to it, as does Dreaming of Me.