356th out of 430 books — 720 voters
Depeche Mode: Some Great Reward
Throughout their history, Depeche Mode has combined success with innovation, producing records that have mixed moving melodic lines and pop-star preening with completely synthesizer-driven noises, forever altering the sound of New Wave/modern music. From "Just Can't Get Enough" to "I Feel You" and beyond, Dave Thompson breaks through the enigma to reveal the group that can...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published November 15th 1994 by St. Martin's Griffin
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It's been a long time since I've read this book. I do remember it telling the story of Dave's self-destructive drug habit right around the SOFAD time period. i also remember it talking about Martin's bizarre behavior, but I suppose that most of that is probably public knowledge anyway.
English author Dave Thompson has spent his entire working life writing biographies of other people, but is notoriously reluctant to write one for himself. Unlike the subjects of some of his best known books, he was neither raised by ferrets nor stolen from gypsies. He has never appeared on reality TV (although he did reach the semi finals of a UK pop quiz when he was sixteen), plays no musical ins...moreMore about Dave Thompson...