Category: Mutterings

Uber drivers, studio visits, long Skype calls – memories from writing a Depeche Mode biography

The post below by Kevin is part of co-author David’s month-long Violator extravaganza. It originally appeared here. + + + “What are your favourite things about Depeche Mode’s classic album Violator?” – it’s, inevitably, a question that I get asked quite

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spirits in the forest

Spirits In The Forest review – Anton Corbijn gets the balance just right with fan movie

As is customary these days with anything that Depeche Mode create, Spirits In The Forest is going polarise the fanbase – that much is guaranteed. The 90-minute film, directed by long-time collaborator Anton Corbijn, is due to be screened “One

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Pennebaker and Depeche Mode

Stop the tape – RIP D A Pennebaker, master director behind Depeche Mode’s 101

Documentary filmmaker D A Pennebaker died this weekend at the age of 94. A remarkable career saw US-born Pennebaker tackle subjects as diverse as music, culture and politics – often at the same time. Such was his eye (and ear) for understanding movements involving

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