Color Theory – Shake the Disease (Depeche Mode cover)

Love the intro on here with the inclusion of another Depeche Mode track, “Shouldn’t Have Done That” before going full into Shake the Disease mode.  Like the bending bass synth line as well.


Marsheaux – The Sun And The Rainfall

After the departure of  principle song writer Vince Clarke from Depeche Mode the band turned to Martin Gore to pen the bands second full length album, “A Broken Frame”.  It was quite a departure from their poppy sound to a something much darker.   It wasn’t well received but it laid the ground work for what would become the bands new sound.  Fast forward to 2015 and a greek synthpop duo named Marsheaux revisits the entire album, track by track, and breaths new life into these classic tracks.  They’ve laid their breathy vocals and punched up the rhythms on these covers and re-introduce us yet again to the brilliance of Depeche Mode.

Also love this cover as well:

Royksopp – Ice Machine

Royksopp - Ice Machine

This brings back some memories, well the original from Depeche Mode that is.  I was so happy to find this on a cassette of “Rare” Depeche Mode tracks that I purchased at a record convention.  Yes, I use to frequent flea markets and record conventions to find tracks I couldn’t otherwise find.   This of course was pre-internet days.    Anyway, I found out later that this track was actually the b-side of Dreaming of Me, the  7″.   Live and learn.  But it wasn’t all for not, I also got a live rendition of “Mouldy Old Dough”, a track I never heard of and for good reason, it wasn’t that good.  Also got, “I Like It ” which was a track I was happy to listen too.  




The BIG 80’s playlist for July 4th!

Back again with another 80’s playlist for the forth of July.  Happy 4th!

New Order –  Blue Monday

Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance

B52’s –  Rock Lobster

ABC – The Look Of Love

Alphaville – Big in Japan

Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

B Movie – Nowhere Girl (12” version)

Camouflage – The Great Commandment

Gary Numan – Cars

Duran Duran – The Reflex

Kajagoogoo – Too Shy

Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy

The Cure –  The Walk

David Bowie & Queen – Under Pressure

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie

Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes

Love and Rockets – Ball of Confusion (USA Mix)

Yello – Oh Yeah

The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination

Big Country – In a Big Country

OMD – Electricity

Depeche Mode – New Life

Soft Cell –  Insecure Me

Yaz –  Situation

Previous 4th of July post here and another 80’s playlist is here had these tracks:

Laid Back – White Horse

Herbie Hancock – Rockit

Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue

M – Pop Musik

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax, Don’t Do It

Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf

Depeche Mode – (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me

Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love

Naked Eyes – Promises Promises

Tin Tin – Kiss Me

OMD – Electricity

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls

Soft Cell – Bedsitter

Yazoo – Don’t Go


New Depeche Mode – Hole To Feed


How’s this for a good start to the month of March,   a new track from   Depeche Mode’s forth coming album: Sounds of   the Universe.   This track is dark and more minimal in sound compared to their single, “Wrong”.

Depeche Mode – Hole To Feed

UPDATE: This is apparently a demo of “Hole To Feed”, read the comment attached to this post for more details.

Lyrics to Hole to Feed:

We are here
We can love
We share something
I’m sure
That you’ll mean the world to me
When you get
What you need
It’s no way of knowing
What you get
Is another hole to feed

Your name was the one that was always chosen
Your words and the kindness that set me free
Words can leave you broken inside
You’ll have to decide
I’m hanging onto my pride

We are here
We can love
We share something
I’m sure
That you’ll mean the world to me
The shame as a hole that has kept us frozen
You open my eyes to the world I could believe

This world has left me broken inside
I’ll have to decide
I’m hanging onto my pride
Words can leave you broken inside
You’ll have to decide
I’m hanging onto my pride

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