"Berlin" Covers Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down Again"
Thomas Dolby joins Berlin on stage for Depeche Mode cover
Berlin is currently on tour with OMD and B52’s. Last night, the band performed in Washington DC and they were joined on stage by their good friend Thomas Dolby. Together, they played a surprise performance of Depeche Mode’s Never Let Me Down Again.
Recently, the Strangeways Radio crew had a chance to see Berlin in their Detroit stop and they were quite impressive. Singer Terri Nunn looked amazing and sounded every bit as good as she did in the 80’s. The band treated us with favorites like Metro, Masquerade, No More Words, Sex (I’m A), and Take My Breath Away. That said, their new songs Transcendence and Show Me Tonight were equally entertaining. Berlin are yet another example of an 80’s band that still continues to impress.
Hear Heart’s Nancy Wilson and Guitarist Eric Tessmer’s Electrified Depeche Mode Cover
“Policy of Truth” will appear on duo’s upcoming collaborative album of cover songs
Heart’s Nancy Wilson has teamed with singer and guitarist Eric Tessmer for a harder-rocking rendition of Depeche Mode’s synth-pop classic “Policy of Truth.”
Where the original song was built from chilly synthesizers and Dave Gahan’s serenely smooth vocals, Wilson and Tessmer kick their guitars into overdrive for the song’s main riff and share impassioned vocals, making the song a duet. They even added a wah-wah guitar solo toward the end.
The musicians met at a benefit in 2017 and became friends. “It was a mind-blowing, jaw-dropping thing to watch Eric for the first time,” Wilson said in a statement. “Eric was tapping into a pure rock and roll thing I can really appreciate.” They decided to get together and work on an as-yet-untitled album of cover songs in person, as opposed to “sending tracks back and forth or constructing a sound on a screen,” as Tessmer put it.
They recorded at the Clubhouse, a studio in Austin, in March 2019 with producer-keyboardist David Rice, bassist Chris Maresh and drummer Ramy Antoun. Recording engineer Tim Palmer, who has worked with David Bowie and Pearl Jam, mixed the recording. The duo documented the making of the LP with a behind-the-scenes film.
“Policy of Truth” was the third single off Depeche Mode’s touchstone 1990 album Violator. Following the blockbuster hits “Personal Jesus” and “Enjoy the Silence,” it wasn’t as big of a smash, but it did make it to Number 15 on the Hot 100 and Number One on the alternative chart at the time. It has since become one of the group’s most frequently performed songs.
A Depeche Mode cover based on Celluloide's "Le Baiser Géometrique" 2014 single! Celluloide did not "play" Depeche Mode tunes, but transposed note by note each track of their original song to make them match the harmonic progression of "Precious". This time Celluloide definitely managed to make a cover sound like one of their songs... literally!
Cover, tribute versions of songs Depeche Mode
26 Apr 2020, 23:28
Эфир 26.04.2020 программа Голос Країни. Personal Jesus