Thursday, September 08, 2011

It was thirty years ago today...

Some of you will feel very, very old indeed on the news that Just Can't Get Enough by Depeche Mode is thirty years old today:

This is the song that effectively split Depeche Mode - Dave Gahan told an anecdote about how they realised they didn't realise what Vince Clarke was going on about when they were followed by a gaggle of teenage girls singing the lyrics at them. Those teenage girls grew up to be The Saturdays. Possibly.

The band promoted the record with a Look-In Colour Centre where, for reasons that were never entirely clear, they dressed up as cricketers. The headline? "Some people think you're cute; others that you're slightly vile." There wasn't even a cricketing pun in there.