2.23.2009

NSR: Depeche Mode's Live Return is Just "Wrong"



Did you ever see that skit on Chappelle's Show where the black NYC cop hears the beginning of Poison's "Every Rose Has It's Thorn", throws up his hands in the air and screams "Oh! That's my sh*t right there!" then looks at Chappelle all apologetically and says "I can't help it, I grew up in the suburbs." DM is kinda like that for me except I didn't grown up in the suburbs but within earshot of one of the first radio stations in America to adopt an alternative format, Dallas' KDGE 94.5 "The Edge". And if you are a person of a certain age who is familiar with this station you know that this means you listened to DM more than you listened to your own mother.

They have a new album dropping this spring and a European stadium/U.S. arena tour this summer & autumn. Wear something black and nostalgic (or even Black Nostaljack if you wanna be contrary) and you'll fit right in. The clip above is from thier perfomance of new single "Wrong" at the German Grammy's this past weekend.

4 comments:

Justice from the Big D said...

oh sh*t! that was my favorite station back in the day. that was back in the good ol' days when you had 94.5 the edge, 97.1 the eagle and Q102. I'm going to indulge in a little D-Town reminiscing here and ask the following: 1. Did you listen to the adventure club with josh and kevin on sundays? and 2. where'd you go to high school? I graduated from W.T. White. Check your site everyday for the record. It's legit. keep up the good work.

SF said...

^^^

Thanks for coming through. I actually lived next door to Josh in Denton. Good friend but don't ever owe him money...he won't forget. He and Kevin are both on the air in LA now but doing seperate shows.

chris said...

You would cry if you heard The Edge now. Take all those stations Justice mentioned, mix their playlists, throw out anything even remotely original, add about a half hour of commercials per hour and you have the current Edge.

kubrick74 said...

Greatest band ever...no questions asked.