Happy Birthday Depeche Mode with your First Album ‘Speak & Spell’ - released on 5|10|1981, 32 years ago today !
This was the only Depeche Mode album with Vince Clarke as a member of the band. Clarke wrote most of the songs for the band, before departing to form the synthpop duo Yazoo and later Erasure.Martin Gore and Andrew Fletcher both stated later that the track “What’s Your Name?” was their least favourite Depeche Mode song of all time (‘Hey you’re such a pretty boy, P.R.E.DoubleT.Y’).
Charts: UK#10 ,Gold retrieved in the UK & Germany
Link Youtube - Depeche Mode 80-81: Do We Really Have To Give Up Our Day Jobs? 28 min.docum.- http://bit.ly/17aEEAc (With Spanish Subs)
The Paradiso Gig in Amsterdam in 1981 (bad quality, but unique) - link Youtube: http://bit.ly/1fRg1CO