Depeche Mode – Songs of Faith and Devotion

Part 20 of a series that will run every Friday throughout 2012 as I discuss records that have affected me throughout the years – Flashback Fridays

In the early 90’s I spent a lot of time with a good friend and his older brother. His older brother had what we considered a “cool” car – a Camaro Z28 (surely this is what The Dead Milkmen meant when they sang about a “Bitchin Camaro”). We went everywhere his brother went throughout ’92 and most of ’93. As is tradition with boys, we would hang out, do ridiculous things, and play the latest music. My friends brother had the latest cassette single (yes, seriously) by Depeche Mode called “I Feel You”. It seemed to have a way more aggressive tone than what I had heard in the past, and seemed to tie into the edgier music I was seeking out. The B side “One Caress” was even better – a song filled with strings and the singer singing his heart out. All I knew is that once the full length record came out, I had to have it.

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