The World Through Their Eyes – Depeche Mode – It’s Construction Time Again – My Favorite CD! – Their Message Is Strong & Raw – A Ministry Of LOVE, In Itself

I promised to share my eclectic music tastes with you. I love electronic rock, especially from Europe.

Depeche Mode has to be one of my all-time favorite groups. I love their Euro industrial electronic rock sound., But more than that, I love that their messages, so bold and so raw. The messages resonate with me.


I’ve been a big fan of Depeche Mode. I think their 1st album was Construction Time Again. I love almost every song on that album. I’ve been into Depeche Mode for a long time but recently, I guess because of my membership in Spotify, YT Music, and Pandora, as well as other music streaming services, I stumble on old songs that I used to love, that I almost forgot about.

I don’t listen to new music much at all. Anyway, there is a remarkably interesting story behind me rediscovering how much I love Depeche Mode.

What happens is I’ve been trying to find a way to supplement my income because I don’t monetize on this block spot or on YouTube. I make no money from this. It’s an expense to me, but I enjoy it so much. So, I needed another stream of income in order to keep things going, as I was seriously considering ending my blogging and my videography. I had the bright idea that I would go back into IT, which is my profession of about 20 years, managing systems projects. I started grooming myself, my resume, LinkedIn page, social media, etc. Knowing how heavily AI is used in hiring these days, I realized that some of my blog posts are a little bit too strong, to say the least. I ultimately concluded, but very quickly, that corporate life is no longer for me. At sixty-one, I am too old to deceptively hide my identity, age, ethnicity, and perspective for money. I, instead, took a gig-job.

On this job, I’m always rushing around working, trying to deliver groceries, and beat the AI timer in my smartphone app. I like the job. I actually I get to meet a lot of different people. I listen to background music to keep it moving. I wanted to listen to music that would keep going keep. Depeche Mode was the ticket.

Needless to say, I did exceptionally well in my 1st few days, listening to everything Depeche Mode. It brought me back to how much I love this group. Their songs just so resonate with me. The messages that they sing about are about Life Seasons. I like the sound effects that they add to their tracks, steel grinding, industrial machinery, ping pong balls bouncing, and restaurant ambient noises. It is exquisite the way that they express themselves 80s. I am extremely excited to present this post.

It includes some of my favorite Depeche Mode songs. I also include Depeche-ish songs, because on the streaming services sometimes they mix in similar songs like New Order, The Cure, Billy Idol, and different artists in that genre. I included my Pandora Playlist containing a batch of Depeche Mode-ish songs

I hope you enjoy it. I also edited one of their songs into a video that I created. Enjoy Depeche Mode for they are whatzup. Kevy


Depeche Mode – SHAME! – My Video Interpretation – Premiered February 24, 2021, at 9:45 MST.

This is a very provocative video with flashing images and messages both overt and subtle.

The video was created to the backdrop of the Depeche Mode song SHAME! Depeche Mode is my absolute favorite British rock group, electronic rock group.

With this song and video, I take you around the world visually showing you how SHAMEFUL & STUPID it is for our civilization to have the problems that we have when loving ourselves, loving one another, nature, and the paradise that God has left in our care is so easy.

This is a very provocative video I hope you enjoy, but more importantly, Overstand.

I do not own the rights to this song. It is my hope that Depeche Mode benefits from this video. Kevy

My Video Interpretation Of Shame – It All Seems So Stupid

WARNING – THIS VIDEO IS INTENTIONALLY THOUGHT & EMOTION PROVOKING.  SOME HAVE TOLD ME THAT THEY CRIED AFTER WATCHING IT. 

YOUTUBE HAS RESTRICTED VIEWING IT TO THOSE OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE.  IT IS PROVOCATIVE BECAUSE IT SHOWS THE ILLS OF OUR CIVILIZATION WORLDWIDE ONLY TO POINT OUT ONE WORD–

SHAME!The video is age-restricted and may be offensive to some. But, visualizes and vocalizes our world. It shows how we’ve cared for the world that God appointed us to enjoy, protect, and guard. Kevy Shame – Depeche Mode


Videos

“It all seems so Stupid; it makes me want to give up. But why should I give up when it all seems so stupid.” – Depeche Mode
Shame Full Lyrics – Genius.Com

[Verse 1: Dave Gahan]

Do you ever get that feeling when the guilt begins to hurt?

Seeing all the children wallowing in dirt

Crying out with hunger, crying out in pain

At least the dirt will wash off when it starts to rain

[Pre-Chorus: Martin L. Gore]

Soap won’t wash away your shame

[Verse 2: Dave Gahan]

Do you ever get the feeling that something isn’t right?

Seeing your brother’s fists clenched ready for the fight

Soon the fighting turns to weapons and the weapons turn to wounds

So, the doctors stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch

[Pre-Chorus: Martin L. Gore]

Surgery won’t improve your pain

[Chorus: Dave Gahan]

It all seems so stupid

It makes me want to give up

But why should I give up

When it all seems so stupid?

[Verse 3: Dave Gahan]

Do you ever get the feeling that something can be done

To eradicate these problems and make the people one?

Do you ever get that feeling, something like a nagging itch?

And all the while the doctors stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch and stitch

[Pre-Chorus: Martin L. Gore]

Hope alone won’t remove the stains (Shame)

[Chorus: Dave Gahan]

It all seems so stupid

It makes me want to give up

But why should I give up


Depeche Mode – Walking In My Shoes (Official Video) – Oct 26, 2009 – Depeche Mode
Favorite Lyrics

“Try walking in my shoes. You’d stumble on my footsteps, keep the same appointments I kept. If you tried walking in my shoes.” – Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Official Video) – Oct 26, 2009 – Depeche Mode

Favorite Lyrics

“There’ll be days when I’ll stray. I may appear to be constantly out of reach. I give in to sin. Because I like to practice what I preach.” – Depeche Mode Full Lyrics


Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Official Video) – Oct 26, 2009 – Depeche Mode
Favorite Lyrics

[Verse 2]

Feeling unknown and you’re all alone

Flesh and bone by the telephone

Lift up the receiver, I’ll make you a believer

I will deliver, you know I’m a forgiver

[Refrain]

Reach out and touch faith

Your own personal Jesus

Reach out and touch faith

Reach out and touch faith

Reach out and touch faith


Depeche Mode – Policy Of Truth (Official Video) – Oct 26, 2009 – Depeche Mode
Favorite Lyrics

[Verse 2]

Things could be so different now

It used to be so civilized

You will always wonder how

It could have been if you’d only lied

[Chorus]

It’s too late to change events

It’s time to face the consequence

For delivering the proof

In the policy of truth

[Verse 3]

Now you’re standing there tongue-tied

You’d better learn your lesson well

Hide what you have to hide

And tell what you have to tell


The Landscape Is Changing (2007 Remastered Version) – Apr 22, 2015 – Depeche Mode
Favorite Lyrics

“I don’t care if you’re going nowhere. Just take good care of the world. – Depeche Mode Full Lyrics


Depeche Mode – Where’s the Revolution (Video) – Feb 9, 2017 – Depeche Mode
Favorite Lyrics

[Verse 1: Dave Gahan]

You’ve been kept down

You’ve been pushed ’round

You’ve been lied to

You’ve been fed truths

Who’s making your decisions?

You or your religion

Your government, your countries

You patriotic junkies

[Chorus: Dave Gahan & Martin L. Gore]

Where’s the revolution?

Come on, people

You’re letting me down

Where’s the revolution?

Come on, people

You’re letting me down


Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel (Official Video) – Oct 26, 2009 – Depeche Mode
Favorite Lyrics

[Verse 1]

My little girl, drive anywhere

Do what you want, I don’t care

Tonight, I’m in the hands of fate

I hand myself over on a plate now

[Verse 2]

Oh, little girl, there are times when I feel

I’d rather not be the one behind the wheel

Come, pull my strings

Watch me move, I do anything, please

[Interlude]

[Verse 3]

You behind the wheel and me the passenger

Drive, I’m yours to keep

Do what you want, I’m going cheap tonight – Full Lyrics


Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Official Video) – Oct 26, 2009 – Depeche Mode
Favorite Lyrics

[Verse 2: Dave Gahan]

The graph on the wall

Tells the story of it all

Picture it now, see just how

The lies and deceit gained a little more power

Confidence taken in

By a suntan and a grin

[Chorus: Martin L. Gore & Dave Gahan]

The grabbing hands grab all they can

All for themselves, after all

The grabbing hands grab all they can

All for themselves, after all

It’s a competitive world

Everything counts in large amounts

Everything counts in large amounts

Everything counts in large amounts Full Lyrics


Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Official Video) – Oct 26, 2009 – Depeche Mode
Favorite Lyrics

[Verse 2: Dave Gahan]

The graph on the wall

Tells the story of it all

Picture it now, see just how

The lies and deceit gained a little more power

Confidence taken in

By a suntan and a grin

[Chorus: Martin L. Gore & Dave Gahan]

The grabbing hands grab all they can

All for themselves, after all

The grabbing hands grab all they can

All for themselves, after all

It’s a competitive world

Everything counts in large amounts

Everything counts in large amounts

Everything counts in large amounts Full Lyrics


Love, in Itself – Nov 6, 2014 – Depeche Mode
Favorite Lyrics

“There was a time when all on my mind was Love. Now, I find that most of the time, Love’s not enough, in itself. All of these insurmountable tasks that lay before us. All of the firsts and the definite lasts that lay in store for us.” – Depeche Mode Full Lyrics


Two Minute Warning (2007 Remastered Version) – Apr 22, 2015 – Depeche Mode
Favorite Lyrics

“The dawning of another year

Marks time for those who understand

One in four still here

While you and I go hand in hand

No radio, no sound, no sin, no sanctuary

So welcome to your last

Two-minute warning

Two minutes later

When time has come

My days are numbered

Two-minute warning

The sun, the solitude, the cemetery

So welcome to your last” – Depeche Mode Full Lyrics


Pandora Playlists

Kevy’s Depeche Mode Playlist – Pandora

https://pandora.app.link/VK9ghmqL9db

Kevy’s Depeche-ish Playlist- Pandora

https://pandora.app.link/25sEcqxL9db


Articles

Watch Depeche Mode’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Acceptance Speech – By Alex Gallagher – 8th November 2020 – NME

“Music really brings people together, and God knows we need that more today than it seems any other time.” – Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame overnight, with the legendary electronic trio accepting the award remotely. The band were inducted by Charlize Theron and honored by the likes of Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler and Chvrches‘ Lauren Mayberry. Founding members Dave Gahan, Andrew Fletcher and Martin Gore shared a pre-recorded acceptance speech from their respective homes. Read More


People Are People: Exploring The Politics Of Depeche Mode – Searching for the roots of their new dimension – Mat Smith – February 2, 2020

“Where’s the revolution? People, you’re letting me down.” – Depeche Mode, ‘Where’s The Revolution?’, 2017.

Within the first bar, you know you’re into familiar Depeche Mode territory. A stentorian, commanding voice, a skeletal modular synth pattern and scratchy rhythm evolving into an electro-glam beat overlaid with bluesy processed guitar. ‘Where’s The Revolution?’ literally could have appeared on any Depeche Mode album since 1997’s ‘Ultra’. I said more or less the same about ‘Delta Machine’, their 2013 album – no-one expects this band to deliver anything especially new thirty-six years into their career, and for the most part, if you’re a long-standing fan, you probably don’t especially want them to.

The only nagging doubt you feel is the overt political message in the first single to be taken from ‘Spirit’. That feels new, right? In the lyrics here, Dave Gahan gives voice to the same disenfranchisement with governments/society / the inequality gap that has given us Brexit, Trump possibly will give us Le Pen and all manner of supposedly ‘populist’ movements elsewhere around the world. The delivery is a little clumsy at times, and maybe the train that Gahan and Martin Gore claim is coming arrived a short while ago, but the message is mostly coherent, if not especially original – it’s time to take action, you’re not doing enough with your passive-aggressive stance, rise up, revolt, etc. It’s not exactly Bob Dylan in the 1960s, for sure, but it is at least a new side to the band. Or is it? Read More


A Socio-Political History of Depeche Mode – Daniel Offner – Medium – Feb 10, 2017

Depeche Mode is back and making waves with their new, politically themed music video “Where’s The Revolution.” Before they were revolutionaries, Depeche Mode have been on the precipice of socio-political relevance for decades.

The early-80’s was a tumultuous time in the annals of human history. Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon in front of his hotel, the Iranian hostage crisis came to a head after 444 days in captivity, riots broke out in the streets of England and Ronald Reagan beat incumbent Jimmy Carter to become the 40th President of the United States. Read More


Depeche Mode – Wikipedia

Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in Basildon in 1980. The group consists of a trio of Dave Gahan (lead vocals and co-songwriting), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, co-lead vocals and main songwriting) and Andy Fletcher (keyboards).

Depeche Mode released their debut album, Speak & Spell, in 1981, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Founding member Vince Clarke left after the release of the album; they recorded A Broken Frame as a trio. Gore took over as main songwriter and later, in 1982, Alan Wilder replaced Clarke, establishing a lineup that continued for 13 years. The band’s last albums of the 1980s, Black Celebration and Music for the Masses, established them as a dominant force within the electronic music scene. A highlight of this era was the band’s June 1988 concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, where they drew a crowd in excess of 60,000 people. In early 1990, they released Violator, an international mainstream success. The following album Songs of Faith and Devotion, released in 1993, was also a success, though the band’s internal struggles during recording and touring resulted in Wilder’s departure in 1995. Read More


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