On this day in history (October 17, 2005), Depeche Mode released their 11th studio album Playing The Angel in the UK. The following day, it was released in North America.
Depeche Mode certainly is no stranger to box sets. Today, they have announced another called MODE which is a comprehensive collection of the bands work.
The nominee class of 2020 for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has been announced, and it includes a few artists of interest to Strangeways followers.
Berlin is currently on tour with OMD and B52’s. Last night, the band performed in Washington DC and they were joined on stage by their good friend Thomas Dolby. Together, they played a surprise performance of Depeche Mode’s Never Let Me Down Again.
It appears that the rumored Depeche Mode documentary slated for Netflix might be making it’s way to movie theaters across the US. Titled “Spirits In The Forest”, the film description is as follows:
There have been reports of a movie about Depeche Mode coming to Netflix this summer. The movie is a documentary telling the story of six dedicated, long-time Depeche Mode fans from six countries. The film ends with each of the fans meeting up for the bands Berlin concert, which was the final concert of the 2018 Spirit tour.
More round 3 games in the Best of the B-sides tournament. This one features what was inevitable, the matchup of The Cure vs The Cure
B-Sides Tournament Round 3: The Smiths vs Depeche Mode, Pixies vs Joy Division, David Bowie vs New Order
Welcome to round 3 of the best of the B-sides tournament. The games are about to get tougher. For a few of these, I have no idea how they will turn out but…that’s why we vote! For each match up, select the song that is your favorite b-side. Then, scroll to the bottom and select…
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: New Order vs Erasure, Depeche Mode vs The Cure, Morrissey vs The Cure, Duran Duran vs Pulp
This is the final batch of second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. Some of the match ups in this round are good enough to be in the finals 1963 vs She Won’t Be Home and Sea Of Sin vs A Few Hours After This. Good luck trying to choose between them. For…
Depeche Mode releases 12″ vinyl singles collector’s box sets for Music For The Masses and Black Celebration
Depeche Mode is continuing their series of 12″ vinyl singles collector’s box sets with two new box sets, Black Celebration – The 12″ Singles and Music For The Masses – The 12″ Singles.
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: Smashing Pumpkins vs Depeche Mode, XTC vs Morrissey, U2 vs The Chameleons
More second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. This one does have as many difficult match ups by looking at the band names, but we have a feeling these votes will be close.
The dark wave record label, Alfa Matrix, has released it’s third Depeche Mode covers album, ten years after their first edition.