The first thing I think of when I see Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan in this video for “Shine” — the second single off Angels & Ghosts, his recent album with musical partner Soulsavers — is that I’m glad he is still alive. It is no secret that Dave spent many years Dancing with Mr. Brownstone, and came close to succumbing to a few of his adventures. Continue reading Video Clip of The Week: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, “Shine”
June 1st is the Birthday of ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), Alan Wilder (formerly) of Depeche Mode (1959) and Barry Adamson, composer and former bassist for Magazine (born 1958). Although we don’t hear much from Joyce or Wilder these days, Barry Adamson is still making some crazy music and composing soundtracks for mind-tweaking films such as David Lynch’s Lost Highway. The soundtrack of Lost Highway is worth owning on the strength of Adamson’s atmospheric soundscapes alone. Happy Birthday, Guys!
Thanks to The P5 Blogspot: This Day in 80s Music, for bringing the Birthday Love!
May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005 (Image Source)
Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the synthesizer, and a man without whose influence bands like Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode would certainly be doing something else these days, was born on this day, May 23rd, in 1934. Find out how to correctly pronounce his name at This Link!