2/02/2012

30-Day Depeche Mode Challenge - Day 2.


The first Depeche Mode song you remember hearing


@thewaisthigh #30dayDM 1st DM song I remember hearing had 2B "JCGE" on Pasadena's KROQ 106.7 in 1981 - thx to their growing import collection at the time.

To say I remember the very first time I heard a DM song would be an untruth. But all facts point to "Just Can't Get Enough" being the first DM song to be played on my hometown radio station. "JCGE" was the first DM single to be released in the U.S. (February 1982) and was the first song to show up in KROQ's year-end COUNTDOWN of the best 106.7 songs - appearing at #97 in 1981.

When you're young, lyrics are like horoscopes and although I don't remember the first time I heard it, I do remember that 10 words from "Just Can't Get Enough" grabbed a hold of me and haven't let go since: "You're like an angel and you give me your love..."

The video for "JCGE" was the band's first.


Quote, "When you're young..." courtesy of Wyndham Wallace