Depeche Mode: Influences

Depeche Mode: Influences

Unorthodox influences were key for these electronic superstars' rise to fame. Entering the ‘80s as straightforward synth-poppers in sync with artists like Gary Numan, Depeche Mode didn't discover early American blues musicians like Son House until the middle of their career. When they added that soulful, dark edge to charismatic frontman Dave Gahan's sultry swagger, the band achieved megastardom.

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