1986 Depeche Mode and The Cure French Studio

This is a great video of Depeche Mode and The Cure from 1986. Watch Martin Gore playing Strangelove on his Guitar before Music for the Masses was released. Alan Wilder & Martin loading the song Nothing into an ancient computer by floppy disk and much more. In my opinion this captures DM at their very best moment in history right before their greatest album was released. Many will argue this was The Cure’s greatest period too and watching them work out the song Just Like Heaven is well heavenly.

“These are the songs. The songs are on here (floppy disk).” – Martin Gore

For more info: depechemode.com and thecure.com

Bands careers in 140 characters

Discographies is a Twitter account that sums up bands careers in 140 characters. This is like VH1′s Behind the Music on crack. If you like this Twitter account be sure to also follow shitmydadsays and Darth Vader. Here’s a few sample postings:

Nine Inch Nails: 1 angry; 2 angry & miserable; 3 angry & monotonous; 4 angry & sober; 5 angry & paranoid; 6 not-so-angry & ambient; 7 angry.

Britney Spears: 1-6 How we filled the sad, lonely years between the release of “Ray of Light” and the invention of Lady Gaga.

The Cure: 1 You’re 18…; 2-6 you only wear black…; 7-9…and the world feels beautifully sad! 10-13 Then your parents make you get a job.

Tom Waits: 1-7 scoobly-deebly bop-a-roonie, you dig?; 7-12 Captain Beefheart for girls; 13-16 Jimmy Durante for anyone under the age of 85.

Van Halen: 1-6 Sean Connery; 7-10 Roger Moore; 11 George Lazenby.

U2: 1-2 “Nice guy…”; 3-6 “…but what a windbag!”; 7-8 “He babbled about art…”; 9 “…danced badly…”; 10-12 “…and repeated himself.”

Cocteau Twins: 1 intelligible; 2 semi-intelligible; 3-5 unintelligible; 6 semi-intelligible (and best); 7 intelligible; 8 unintelligible.

The Stooges: 1 crazy (louder); 2 sexy (loudest); 3 cool (loud–thanks a lot, Mr. Bowie!); 4 none of the above.

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