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

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

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

Or non-British at any rate

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

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

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

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

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

"Is pipecock 15-years-old?

-- JN$OT"

"Probably 45.


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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

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

nine years pass...

I'm only about 1/3 of the way plowing through Depeche Mode's massive discography (currently jamming the one with "Blasphemous Rumours" on it), but I gotta say the haters in this thread are insane.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 01:05 (three months ago) Permalink

The correct answer to this thread is "all of 'em" ...

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 05:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Poll remains correct.

yesca, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Democracy workes in this case

Treeship, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Although if we're talking about the acts in terms of level of high quality over a sustained length of time, it's Pet Shop Boys, followed by Depeche Mode, followed by New Order.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:36 (three months ago) Permalink

i think i might have even voted for "Blue Monday" over PSB and DM. Or "Confusion" even. And I LOVE 80s PSB and DM.

scott seward, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Discography is never far from me. Wait, was it DJP who hates "Domino Dancing"? Why do I even remember that? Best song!

scott seward, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:16 (three months ago) Permalink

throw OMD onto this list and we might coax Turrican into making the longest post in ilx history

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:36 (three months ago) Permalink

At this point, I am pretty sure my tombstone is going to read "He died as he lived; hating the fuck out of fucking 'Domino Dancing'."

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Throw OMD and The Cure onto this list and the answer would still be "all of them"

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Wednesday, 16 August 2017 06:08 (three months ago) Permalink

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