Friday, April 27, 2007


While Depeche Mode will always be best-known for their grandiose, cinematic brand of synth-pop, a little-known facet of these rock stalwarts is their ability to craft a good, old-fashioned rock and roll number. This aspect is nicely depicted in the stripped-down version of the rare B-side "Surrender", which not only displays Dave Gahan's expressive baritone and Martin Gore's eloquent, bluesy guitar licks, but also Andy Fletcher's surprisingly competent bass-playing abilities. Check out the in-studio performance here.


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