25 years ago today Depeche Mode stood in front of 70,000 people and performed their most important concert. This is when music mattered. This is when underground synthesizer music took over. Depeche Mode showed the world that they were no niche. I was in the front row and backstage. I never heard a crowd so loud. I doubt a crowd ever loved a band as much as on that night in California.
“The largest but also the most prestigious concert we’ve ever played as a headline act.” – Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode)
For more info: archives.depechemode.com
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Incubated Sounds are from Baden-Württemberg and consist of Jörg Koch, Thomas Sohmer, Wolfgang Strobel. The song which bears their band name appeared on a 1988 cassette titled “Ornamental Despair”.
“Tape in snapcase comes in A6 PVC sleeve with two folded A4 paper-sheets.” – Discogs
Put this song Angels in Jar on your cassette deck and drive somewhere fun tonight. Wolfsheim’s Markus Reinhardt and Peter Heppner were from Hamburg, Germany. This cassette was recorded in 1988.
“In January 2009 Heppner and Reinhardt splitted up due to personal differences caused by the solo activities of Heppner. Currently Reinhardt is fighting in court to get the right to continue the project Wolfsheim with a different singer.” – discogs
For more info: discogs.com/Wolfsheim-Ken-Manage…
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