Lost & Found: Depeche Mode Perform on a Strange German TV Show
British electro pioneers Depeche Mode have been around for quite some time now. They’ve been recording hits for more than 30 years now, which somehow doesn’t seem right. But we did the math — twice — and sure enough, they’ve been together that long.
The group appeared on the German comedy show ‘WWF Club’ back in 1982. This show apparently featured a giant robot with an equally giant scythe or something. We’re not sure what the large-bladed implement is that the robot’s holding, but we’re not comfortable with it. We wonder if the Germans who made this show bothered programming the robot with Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics.
Yes, we can tell that’s really a person in a robot suit. We’re just trying to have a little fun. Leave us alone.
In the video below, Depeche Mode perform on a French TV show that doesn’t seem to have any robots or anything else that’s cool or fun. The band played a lighthearted, upbeat tune, ‘Just Can’t Get Enough,’ that sounds suspiciously like it’s about drugs.
Issues with drug addiction and giant robots notwithstanding, Depeche Mode went on to become one of the biggest musical groups in the world. The single ‘Everything Counts’ gave the band some respectable chart success, although the Depeche Mode cover band DMK’s video version of the song has done arguably better — at least on YouTube. It’s pretty excellent.