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Depeche Mode: Perkins Palace, Pasadena CA

Mark Leviton, Music Connection, 24 July 1982

TECHNO-BUBBLE gum came to Perkins in the form of Depeche Mode, the most melodic of the new English synthesizer bands and the one most steeped in the tricks of the '60s. The heavily dance-oriented sound had the audience surging in the aisles from the first blips of the band's four-track reel recorder, which shared the spotlight with the four-man group. The band came off like the Monkees with modern equipment (not a criticism).

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