I still believe Alan was the mastermind behind all the success… Martin may had been the writer but only one man brought the songs to life.. Just my opinion.
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  • Can’t tell but,when Vince left after the 1st album,they hired Alan,who wasn’t yet a fulltime member but didn’t want him to collaborate on the album cos they didn’t want people to think Depeche Mode made the ‘afterVince’ thanks to Alan. If they still have that sort of proud today and they’re afraid we think «they knew they couldn’t make it longer without Alan»,we may not see the four guys together again.

  • Sometimes I wonder what Alan would feel if he can read all this comments. Does he will be willing to re-join the group?

  • This is outstanding. Thanks for posting. They seem rather innocent and pure here with what they are trying to do. Very pioneering to blow off the traditional rock setup and just go with the synthesizers. Well done! Alan Wilder = brilliant.

  • Yes you’re right, Martin is the man. The Sound and the Mystery of DM.
    And Dave is the VOICE that makes it all beleiveable.

  • I always have found odd how Dave looks like a dork here when in reality he used to steal cars and even trashed his probation officer’s office after he didn’t get a job just a few years before this video… he was a very troubled kid.

  • I always have found odd how Dave looks like a dork here when in reality he used to steal cars and even trashed his probation officer’s office after he didn’t get a job just a few years before this video… he was a very troubled kid.

  • At my opinion, Alan Wilder was the person who made… 70% work at the group. Today DM is not the same. Fletch pretends to play but there’s another man who has to do it all… 2 persons (one of them plays drums) Martin wrote always great lyrics, Dave is great leader but Alan was the person who could made all around…just music… I realy miss him…

  • Wilder is a brilliant keyboard player and he was hugely responsible for the sound of DM. In my opinion he needed Gore’s songs as a starting point, though…he needed something to arrange. Gahan’s voice fit in perfectly. Fletcher…well, yeah. Let’s not forget the producers…Flood, Daniel Miller, Adrian Sherwood, they also REALLY shaped the sound when they got involved. I think DM was a confluence of awesomeness; take away any of the pieces and there isn’t much left.

  • Don’t say that Martin did a «crappy» work because he also has good contributions in the band. His ideas were the foundation and Alan’s work was the fireworks.

  • I agree to a point but disagree with DMFanMan. DM without Alan is like the Beatles without Paul Mcartney, it just doesn’t work. Yes, Alan took Martins songs and made something amazing out of them and personally I think they have completely lost it since he left. Yes, Alan has had no real commercial success with Recoil, but he’s doing exactly what he wants to do, it’s not his fault that nobody wants to buy his music.

  • I don’t think Alan wants to go back :/ I’m pretty sure Dave’s asked him to go back….

  • You guys know that Depeche Mode are still singing these days due to Andrew, right?
    When Dave was high as f*ck and Martin drank so much, he passed out most of the time, Andrew was keeping the band together…so, give him a break

  • They should get into futuristic sound design and break new ground instead of feeding old synths through bit crushers and stuff….

    How about some startling clarity, punchy rhythms, solid synth basses and infectious melodies again — whilst pushing the envelope instead of going backwards and sounding worse and worse!

    Violator was good but primitive…

    Imagine hearing Violator 25 years ago — and then imagining what Violator would sound like 25 years in the future!

  • I agree with the Ultra statement….it’s a good album….but they seem to be going further and further down hill….like Sick Boy says on Trainspotting!

    It’s alright — but it’s still shite…

    I just don’t like the producers they use…I mean…why not create some amazing new drum sounds instead of using real kits and crappy analogue boxes + iPhone software to make beats!