TS: Depeche Mode vs. New Order vs. Pet Shop Boys

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Tears For Fears >>>>>> Depeche Mode

oops.

Tape Store, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 04:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

Is pipecock 15-years-old?

JN$OT, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 09:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

Probably 45.

HI DERE, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 13:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

And very very lonely.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

Sundar, you don't like New Order? wow... it's like i don't even know you!

i missed voting, but it would have been DM, NO, almost neck and neck for a while, but at the end, DM takes it easily when i think about which has affected me most. PSB distant 3rd. if the Cure had been in this poll also, they would have been riding right on NO's ass.

Kim, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

Just to annoy the goth even more, I venture that:

New Order > PSB > Human League > Depeche Mode

Matt DC, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

That's how I'd order those bands, FWIW.

Neil S, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

I guess Erasure could have been another option, but they'd probably have come a distant fourth.

xpost bah pshaw. Human League don't have the career longevity.

ledge, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

we need a similar poll involving the cure.

xpost: which version of the human league?

NO > DM > dare-era human league > PSBs > human league post-dare

human league mk I >>> almost everything else in the world. new order being one of the exceptions, mind.

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

(i know, i know: we didn't break down NO or DM into versions either. but with the HL there's a spectacular and staggering divide, along the lines of JD/NO, so i think it's valid.)

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

(in fact: dare-era HL are more different to pre-dare HL than JD are to early NO.)

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

(i'll stop now.)

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

(A likely story!)

HI DERE, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

I love New Order, PSB, Depeche Mode, Human League, and Erasure and I don't care how you order them.

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

I thought we'd established that liking Depeche Mode is an American thing?

Tom D., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

Or non-British at any rate

Tom D., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

no, we hadn't. because it isn't.

that said: it is less "cool" to like DM in the UK than it is ... well, almost anywhere else. funny ... i was pondering this (no, really) in the gym this morning, listening to "playing the angel". i read somewhere, ages ago, that the reason for this was martin gore looking like such a knobber in his leather vest etc, but i can't believe this is the case.

hey ho. i've always loved 'em. in 1991 i had a massive poster of them (circa some great reward) on my bedroom wall. my friend shumon, probably the coolest man i've ever known, always thought they were cool. so i've been out and proud about them for years ;)

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

that said: it is less "cool" to like DM in the UK than it is ... well, almost anywhere else.

That's exactly what I mean. I think a lot of people in the UK thought they (Depeche Mode that is) were trying far too hard to come over all rawwwwwwwwwwwwwk 'n' roll with the leather trousers and the heroin and the whatnot when they stil considered them a nancyboy plinky-plonky synth band

Tom D., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

A lot of people in the UK have cloth in their ears.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

Depeche Mode were at their best as a nancyboy plinky-plonky synth band. Fantastic!

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

Nancyboy plinky-plonky synth bands have always been more popular in the UK than leather-trousering smacked-up pseudo-rockers

Tom D., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

actually, you've cracked it: it's the KNOW YOUR PLACE mentality, innit?

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

A bit... also that wearing leather trousers and trying to be Jim Morrison was crap even when Jim Morrison did it

Tom D., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

thing is, when i'd left school and was working for the DSS, i had hair, beard and leather trousers exactly like SOFAD-era dave gahan. i never got round to the tattoos, although i keep thinking about fixing that ;)

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 18:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Is pipecock 15-years-old?

-- JN$OT"

"Probably 45.

-- HI DERE"

if you average your two guesses, youd be pretty close.

"And very very lonely.

-- Ned Raggett"

it certainly depends on your definition of lonely. being married and having a kid and a cat could be lonely i guess, but not for me.

pipecock, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 00:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

What's wrong with a nancyboy plinky-plonky synthband?

I mean, the same question should be applied to DM members themselves (AND Flood!!!!!!) in 1993 too, but, still....

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 01:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

NEW ORDER!!! Depeche Mode second, but only if you stop before late 80s.

Pookas, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 01:53 (7 years ago) Permalink


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