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Depeche Mode CANCELLED!

They will be forced to change "Master and Servant" to something that doesn't reinforce the racist patriarchy!


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by Anonymousreply 10009/26/2020


by Anonymousreply 106/27/2020

Good thing I kept my CDs. I'm not convinced there will be nothing left on those streaming services by the time this fascism is over.

by Anonymousreply 206/27/2020

anything left

by Anonymousreply 306/27/2020

Oh bullshit.

It's one of the proto-wokest songs of the '80s. It criticized capitalism and the patriarchy with a bunch of hot BDSM talk.

Those twinks were kinky.

And Martin Gore, who wrote the song, is biracial — his dad is black, BTW.

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by Anonymousreply 406/27/2020

Death in a grease fire is too good for OP.

by Anonymousreply 506/27/2020

Yes, Depeche Mode are the EPITOME of PROBLEMATIC

What with their history of hitting the pop charts with messages like this all the way back in 1984

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by Anonymousreply 606/27/2020

R6 Sounds too much like all lives matter for my taste.

by Anonymousreply 706/27/2020

This video hit MTV when I was 8, and Alan Wilder (center) has been my ideal boyfriend prototype ever since.

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by Anonymousreply 806/27/2020

Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in January.

by Anonymousreply 906/27/2020

What are you going to do, cancel all of BDSM culture?

There are hundreds of rock and hip-hop artists with more offensive songs out there. Leave them alone!

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by Anonymousreply 1006/27/2020

R7, you should address that objection with Martin Gore, who also wrote that song — along with most of DM's songs — and is, again, biracial with a black biological parent.

by Anonymousreply 1106/27/2020

I'm not a big fan, but when Pandora unexpectedly throws this song at you, it stops you cold for a moment. I think it was banned on many radio stations in the US eons ago. So they are no strangers to controversy.

It would be a great theme song for the Year 2020.

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by Anonymousreply 1206/27/2020

OP is just making shit up

by Anonymousreply 1306/27/2020

(R13) He is, really. However, given the stupidity of this cancel culture, which has already claimed Aunt Jemima as a victim, it isn't too far of a stretch.

by Anonymousreply 1406/27/2020

R2, this isn't even real.

What is wrong with people like you, who immediately believe the trolls who make shit up (and that's all OP does, he's a complete waste of space) and start crying like babies about "fascism"? Pull yourself together.

by Anonymousreply 1506/27/2020

I would have guessed these boys would have all been overdosed and dead by now. See just how the lies and deceit gained a little more power. Confidence taken in by a sun tan and a grin.

by Anonymousreply 1606/27/2020

R15 what's wrong with us is that the jokes now look just like the news so no one's common sense alarm goes off anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1706/27/2020

Oh, bullshit, R17.

It means people are joking about obviously ridiculous things, but you're not honing your common sense alarm.

Objection 1: "I can't believe they're taking everything! What will be left in pop music?"

Objection 2: "Um, are they really canceling this band that was highly progressive in the '80s and whose main songwriter is half-black?"

What's the difference between #1 and #2? Knowledge; whatever's missing can be provided by a quick Google search.

by Anonymousreply 1806/27/2020

🙄 So OP got #thefeels over a fucking song that had nothing to do with racism, and made it out to be so because of the title. Seriously, fuck off with your fascism and cancel culture over words you don’t like.

by Anonymousreply 1906/27/2020

There is actually a huge stretch between Aunt Jemima and Depeche Mode, R14.

It could actually be argued that this stretch could not possibly be bigger.

But you know that.

by Anonymousreply 2006/27/2020

Yeah, Depeche Mode, why it gotta be a BLACK Celebration?! Cancelled!

by Anonymousreply 2106/27/2020

Yes, (R20), I know. We're living in a theater of the absurd.

by Anonymousreply 2206/27/2020

Pretty sure OP is joking, ladies.

by Anonymousreply 2306/27/2020

Thanks, we have determined that, Barb @ R23.

by Anonymousreply 2406/27/2020

But we knew that.

by Anonymousreply 2506/27/2020

The most fey straight guys ever.

I would have happily served all of them as long as they wanted.

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by Anonymousreply 2606/27/2020

not 100% straight. See DL thread from 2008!

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by Anonymousreply 2706/27/2020

Oh fuck...Dude doesn’t LOOK like a lady....Dude IS a lady. Don’t cancel us!!!

by Anonymousreply 2806/28/2020

[quote]OP is just making shit up


Some of you have a giant stick up your asses.

by Anonymousreply 2906/28/2020


by Anonymousreply 3006/28/2020


All I ever wanted, all I ever needed

by Anonymousreply 3106/28/2020

Martin was really cute.

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by Anonymousreply 3206/28/2020

You're an idiot, OP. I bet you voted for Trump.

by Anonymousreply 3306/28/2020

OP is an asshole with no supporting link because there isn't one. This is becoming tiring.

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by Anonymousreply 3506/28/2020

R14, if you don’t understand why Aunt Jenima had to go, then you are either an idiot or a racist yourself. Give me a fucking break.

by Anonymousreply 3606/28/2020

Dave Gahan's biological father is of Indian-Malaysian descent.

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by Anonymousreply 3706/28/2020

Who cancelled them, OP? You, you trolling piece of shit. Only you. No material, but needed to make a thread. ANYTHING FOR ATTENTION.

by Anonymousreply 3806/28/2020

Black people don't own the words master and slave. Whatever happened in the U.S., which is basically a nation in it's infancy doesn't hold a candle to what has happened in the world prior to it's creation. Everyone has enslaved everyone so everyone can use the fucking words MASTER or SLAVE (servant) whenever they want.

by Anonymousreply 3906/28/2020

"it" meaning the United States.

by Anonymousreply 4006/28/2020

Dave Gahan has aged well.

Shown here with his daughter and stepson.

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by Anonymousreply 4106/28/2020

I found Dave Gahan very sexy, without being conventionally attractive. On the stage, he is hypnotic.

by Anonymousreply 4206/28/2020

R42 I agree.

Even in his 50's, Dave still looked quite sexy while performing onstage in Berlin in 2018.

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by Anonymousreply 4306/28/2020

R42 and R43, couldn't agree more. Gahan just has a certain something! Here's he is doing Enjoy the Silence (a bit earlier, maybe late 30's or early 40's). Rawr! But I also remember his little clean-cut early mtv days doing "I just can't get enough" and being charmed as hell.

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by Anonymousreply 4507/01/2020

Andy McCluskey from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark talking about Depeche Mode

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by Anonymousreply 4607/02/2020

Martin, just as naked in life as in his lyrics 😀

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by Anonymousreply 4707/04/2020

I love Depeche Mode. Glad I saw them in concert a few years ago. Dave is soooo good live! Voice is great! Dave still looks great!

by Anonymousreply 4807/04/2020

Martin is naked at the beginning of the video at R47. LOL

Here is a funny interview from 1983.

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by Anonymousreply 4907/04/2020

R26 This is what extremely heterosexual men looked like in the 80's. It was a more civilized time.

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by Anonymousreply 5007/04/2020

All four of them were, and still are, sexy as hell.

One of my favorite b-sides

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by Anonymousreply 5107/04/2020

R51 I agree. They look pretty good for being either close to or around 60 years old.

Here's another good song.

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by Anonymousreply 5207/04/2020

“Master and servant” in an English context is probably more like Downton Abbey than Gone with the Wind.

by Anonymousreply 5307/04/2020

Shake The Disease

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by Anonymousreply 5407/04/2020

R26, R27 Maybe, some of them are actually bisexual. Here's an old photo of Martin sitting on the lap of another band member (Andy Fletcher). One time when Martin and Andy were having an argument, Alan Wilder referred to them as having a lovers' tiff.

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by Anonymousreply 5507/22/2020

Haven't read the thread, but the Lincoln Project seems to have revived "Everything Counts in Large Amounts." I've heard Rick Wilson quote it to justify their ad spending. I've also seen it quoted on anti-Trump Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 5607/22/2020

Bump for the music

by Anonymousreply 5707/23/2020

Martin was a fan of Gary Glitter. In an old clip below, he seems to imply that he had a crush on Gary.

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by Anonymousreply 5807/23/2020

Happy Belated Birthday to Martin Gore who turned 59 on July 23rd.

Here's an old photo of Martin staring deep into Andrew Fletcher's eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 5907/24/2020

Andrew Fletcher is Martin Gore's work spouse.

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by Anonymousreply 6007/24/2020

Martin Gore always finds a reason to sit very close to Andrew Fletcher.

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by Anonymousreply 6107/24/2020

Dave, Martin and Andy

Dave is the third wheel.

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by Anonymousreply 6207/25/2020

R4 Martin Gore was really into the leather scene.

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by Anonymousreply 6307/29/2020

True love ❤️

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by Anonymousreply 6407/31/2020

Violator is the group's all-time best album. Every track on it is great. LOVE.

by Anonymousreply 6507/31/2020

Meh. They were no Pet Shop Boys.

by Anonymousreply 6607/31/2020

Martin Gore had the voice of an angel in the 1980's.

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by Anonymousreply 6707/31/2020

R26 R27

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by Anonymousreply 6808/01/2020

It seems impossible to me that Martin hasn't dabbled in the homosex.

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by Anonymousreply 6908/05/2020

It seems impossible to me that Martin hasn't dabbled in the homosex.

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by Anonymousreply 7008/05/2020

A friend of mine who likes DP - always talks about Fat Bob? Who is he? Seriously I know hardly anything about DP though I love their music.

by Anonymousreply 7108/05/2020

Dave Gahan has an amazing voice, one of the best.

by Anonymousreply 7208/05/2020

Are they still heroin addicts? Once an addict...

by Anonymousreply 7308/06/2020

Actually, Martin in the picture at R55 looks similar to Andrew Fletcher's wife, here.

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by Anonymousreply 7408/08/2020

R71 - I thought that, 'Fat Bob' was the nickname given to Robert Smith by Siouxsie Sioux back in the 80s..

by Anonymousreply 7508/11/2020

Whip it good!

by Anonymousreply 7608/11/2020

Reach out and touch faith!

by Anonymousreply 7708/12/2020

"Policy of Truth" is on the soundtrack of Kenneth Branagh's new film, "Death on the Nile".

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by Anonymousreply 7808/19/2020

Depeche Mode is great music. It aged extremely well. I loved Personal Jesus. Martin Gore is very cute and fun fact, he's half black!

by Anonymousreply 7908/19/2020

I love them and my heart seriously skipped a beat at the title of this thread.

by Anonymousreply 8008/19/2020

Martin Gore is so fucking cute.

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by Anonymousreply 8108/19/2020

Cute David Gahan

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by Anonymousreply 8208/19/2020

R81 I agree.

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by Anonymousreply 8308/19/2020

Gahan channeling Brando/Dean here

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by Anonymousreply 8408/19/2020

Here's another cute picture of Martin Gore.

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by Anonymousreply 8508/19/2020

You would never guess that Martin Gore has a black father. He looks so lily white.

by Anonymousreply 8608/19/2020

[quote] You, you trolling piece of shit. Only you.

No, honey. Only You is Yazoo, not Depeche Mode!

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by Anonymousreply 8708/19/2020

Dave Gahan is heroin fit.

by Anonymousreply 8808/19/2020

R70 Martin Gore was known for wearing dresses.

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by Anonymousreply 8908/28/2020

Have they been cancelled yet, hysteric OP?

by Anonymousreply 9008/28/2020

Bless your heart, R90.

by Anonymousreply 9108/29/2020

People are People!

by Anonymousreply 9208/31/2020

R90 Do you still NOT understand it was a fucking joke?

by Anonymousreply 9308/31/2020

For those slow on the uptake, as stated above......



















by Anonymousreply 9408/31/2020

I still listen to Violator all the time

by Anonymousreply 9508/31/2020

I still remember a hot, hung British guy fucking me while this song played, and he thrusted to the rhythm.

It was amazing.

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by Anonymousreply 9609/01/2020

Everyone knows that including me, nutbar at r94. I was just bored and figured I stir up a few over reactors. Worked better than expected.

by Anonymousreply 9709/01/2020

Someone started a blasphemous rumour!

by Anonymousreply 9809/01/2020

Some of the songs written by the original band member, Vince, sound pretty gay like "Boys Say Go" and "What's Your Name".

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by Anonymousreply 9909/26/2020

What's Your Name

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