Depeche Mode

Yeah totally threw me when I read it. Didn't quite believe it.
So awful for his family, friends and bandmates.
I appreciate this isn't the time but I do wonder whether this spells an end to DM.

I can't imagine the band without him. And in terms of DM's social ecology, wasn't Fletch always the buffer between Martin and Dave? If he's not there, can they function? I think they're done. And how sad that is to type.
 
I can't imagine the band without him. And in terms of DM's social ecology, wasn't Fletch always the buffer between Martin and Dave? If he's not there, can they function? I think they're done. And how sad that is to type.
I'm not sure. They will either do one final album or/and concert or nothing and make an announcement in time to come that DM has understandably come to an end. A terribly sad why for such an iconic and to end if so.
 
Without disrespect and speculation I do wonder if this is why there’s been no talk of a new album etc.
I’m listening to them now and I’m just so sad.
Maybe. I just assumed that as they are a touring band mainly now that they probably didn't want to start an album during the pandemic without knowing if and when they could tour it.

The material is usually all written in advance and then over a space of a year they get together in the studio about 3-4 times to record it, I think.
 
Very sad, total shock. I’d been playing Never Let Me Down Again Split Mix all day for some reason.
I’ve had Some Great Reward on repeat since. Think I wanted earlier Mode where I feel like he was more obviously involved

if it is to be the end of Depeche (and I kind of feel like it will be) then ask if Alan fancies a Fletch memorial goodbye tour and let’s all celebrate him/them best way possible.
 
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