Here is the House

Here are two versions of Depeche Mode’s Here is the House. Both are very different than the album version. The demo version shows how simply they start the writing process. The lyrics are also different as in the demo he says “Colors and Shapes Merge Together” instead of “Body and Soul”. Both these versions let you hear the amazing guitar line after the the 1st verse. When the fans clap to the guitar in the live version it always brings me to tears. There are people like us.

“So we stay at home and I’m by your side and you know what’s going on inside. Inside my heart. Inside this house. And I just want to let it out for you.” – Martin L. Gore

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This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on April 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm, filed under music and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward Demos

Depeche Mode’s Some Great Reward album from 1984 is one of my favorites. I can sing every lyric on the album in order from beginning to end. It has a romantic feel with plenty of melodies, early sampling and fantastic 80s drums. I don’t know the story behind these demo versions of the album tracks but from a musician’s stand point they are very interesting. The highly produced gloss is gone revealing many of the songs parts which on the CD meld together (in a good way).

“In September 1984, Some Great Reward was released. Melody Maker claimed that the album made one “sit up and take notice of what is happening here, right under your nose.” In contrast to the political and environmental subjects addressed on the previous album, the songs on Some Great Reward were mostly concerned with more personal themes such as sexual politics (“Master and Servant”), adulterous relationships (“Lie to Me”), and arbitrary divine justice (“Blasphemous Rumours”). Also included was the first Martin Gore ballad (“Somebody”) – such songs would become a feature of all following albums. “Somebody” was released as a double a-side with “Blasphemous Rumours” and was the first single with Gore on lead vocals. Some Great Reward was the first Depeche Mode album to enter the US album charts, and it made the Top 10 in several European countries.” – Wikipedia.org

Be sure to own the original album!

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This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 13, 2010 at 3:29 am, filed under music, song writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Crazy Demo

Well this is a strange way to show off Reason. I’ve never seen the mirror in the dark technique.

For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insanity

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:37 am, filed under Propellerhead Reason and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.