Yes, I am on a huge Depeche Mode kick right now. There is something so genuine and pure about a Depeche Mode album. Martin Gore’s songs along with Andy Fletcher’s soundscapes and Dave Gahan’s incredible vocals, make Depeche Mode a band that is timeless and exhilarating to listen to. One of my favorite stories about Depeche Mode is how they found Dave Gahan. The story goes, Vince Clarke (former member/founder of Yazoo and Erasure) was out one evening and saw Dave Gahan on stage doing a rendition of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” After that, Dave was in the band and Depeche Mode was born. So it’s only fitting that I share a cover of “Heroes” for you all to enjoy.
Depeche Mode- Heroes:
There are people out there that have the ability to transcend fantasy yet at the same time keeping you in touch with reality. David Bowie was as gifted and talented as they come. His talent came from truth and experience, thus allowing him to reinvent himself constantly without ever missing a step. When David Bowie released a new album you know it was purely him and not any attempt to just be. His artistry and songs can captivate, influence, and bring people together. His use of story through different characters would make your imagination run wild and provided a soundtrack to those images in your mind. Bowie was always true to himself and his craft, never giving in to any trend or mood. His discography is filled with countless classic albums and songs that will live on for generations to come. Not to get too cheesy while writing this tribute but, the quote from the movie “The Sandlot” really rings true for David Bowie… “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.”
The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust:
The Man Who Sold The World:
David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails (1995):
I woke up this morning with “Heroes” stuck in my head for some reason. And in a stranger circumstance it was the arrangement of David Bowie’s version with Jakob Dylan singing. So for today, why not go with The Wallflowers great version.
The Wallflowers- Heroes:
David Bowie- Heroes: