Depeche Mode Tour Films POLL

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"guns and posers! haha! haha! guns and posers."

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Our own Mr. Soto has now seen and believed:

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

best part of that whole argument with the art girl and the guy is that, at the start of the Rose Bowl gig near the end the 2 of them look very cosy, she's got his arm round him and they're dancing together! it's cute!

piscesx, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Depeche crosses all boundaries.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

One of my favourite moments in 101 is the hysterical screaming chick during 'Blasphemous Rumours'. Man, she's a bit intense isn't she!? I wonder what she thinks whenever she watches herself on 101 these days.

Turrican, Friday, 17 February 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

The whole series of contrasts over who is supposed to be a 'typical' Depeche fan as set against anyone else is a hilarious/telling subtext of the entire film. The truck stop denizens, the Latino Guns'n'Roses fans...

― Ned Raggett, Monday, February 13, 2012 4:42 PM (4 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

"guns and posers! haha! haha! guns and posers."

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, February 13, 2012 4:53 PM (4 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Didn't that guy meet Axl Rose at the premiere of 101? I remember hearing some hilarious story about it.

Turrican, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

If I had been voting in this poll at the time it would have been a very very tough choice between 101 and Devotional. Touring The Angel is my favourite of the post-Wilder tourfilms (Great setlist, love the stage design), whereas I've always found One Night In Paris a bit on the dull side, not just because the setlist is (at it obviously would be) a bit 'Exciter'-heavy (an album I've never really liked), but the way it's filmed makes the shows seem really bland. I went to one of the 'Exciter' shows in the UK and my dad went to the shows in Paris, and both of us felt the same way about the film.

To put it simply, One Night In Paris doesn't make me want to BE there. Whereas when I watch 101, Devotional or Touring The Angel, they make me kick myself that I wasn't able to attend.

Turrican, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Showed 101 for a friend last night who had never seen it and has been a Depeche fan for years. I still can't believe the amount of people who you'd think would have seen it by now but still haven't LIKE DJP AND JJJ FOR INSTANCE but anyway. Anyway, still fantastic, will never not be.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

101 concert, 25 years old as of tomorrow.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 17 June 2013 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

watched 101 for the first time. i did not know about the audience arm-wavey thing. so dorky and so beautiful. left and right and left and right and left and right and left and right...

slugbuggy, Friday, 22 August 2014 05:30 (Yesterday) Permalink

A friend of mine back in 1992 or so said it looked like those films of seafloor plants you see where the currents drag them to and fro.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 August 2014 12:47 (Yesterday) Permalink

i've since watched many youtube clips of subsequent live versions of never let me down again and it's <3 <3 <3 how happy it makes gahan to do this. he gets to wear the metaphorical trousers and he's digging it.

is the rose bowl show the first time they've played to an audience that large, anywhere? there's some stuff tom wolfe discusses in electric kool-aid acid test (iirc) vis-à-vis the beatles and stadium crowds and gahan twigs that in an instant during this song. the placement is perfect. workmanlike brick-laying with the clunky rhythms and plink-plonky melody, holding you down tight, then rumbling tremors and dissociation with the middle section from the remix version, and then release! and transcendence with the synth angel chorus. hands! hands! to the heavens, to the stars! take that energy and throw it right back, magnified. see the stars they're shining bright, everything is all right tonight. we'll see the stars that shine so bright, everything will be all right, tonight. i figure the iggy references are a given but i dunno. i'm taking a ride with my best friend; i am a passenger.

i love those dickhead kids in the movie and i miss them already.

slugbuggy, Saturday, 23 August 2014 09:12 (6 hours ago) Permalink

pretty boys and pretty girls
spreading joy to the world

these fucking kids, i love how the doc inverts the fan/ performer dichotomy. the kids/ fans are awesome; the band are there to provide the backdrop. those kids were more excited to have been in the audience than they were when they met actually their idols: tbf it was alan and andy not martin or dave.

slugbuggy, Saturday, 23 August 2014 09:51 (5 hours ago) Permalink

i think hat was def a better decision than no hat. so cute.

slugbuggy, Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:06 (4 hours ago) Permalink

liveblogging from 1988

slugbuggy, Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:15 (4 hours ago) Permalink

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