Depeche Mode: 101
Documentary film by D.A. Pennebaker about the 1988 Depeche Mode concert at Pasadena Rose Bowl in California. The film includes clips from the concert as well as backstage footage, interviews and the official promotional video of 'Everything Counts'.
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It was largely unheard of for a British band to generate such hysteria in the US but an electronic band?
This double DVD set features the concert from the Rose Bowl and also another disc which is a documentary piece, made in the road-movie style, which follows some US DM fans on the road, attending smaller DM concerts around the US, right up until the big one, Pasadena, LA.
For the hilarity content of the styles of the time, this dvd is priceless. It's amazong how much things have changed and although there is some crudeness, you would expect it of teens, come on, compared to nowadays it seemed like a slightly more innocent time when kids really liked their favourite band and really lost themselves in the music. Where is that now?
There are clips of short interviews with the band members, them preparing for concerts, soundchecks, you get some background information, see some of their thoughts on missing their families, etc.
It's fairly much fly on the wall and fairly enjoyable too.
The connection between the band and the audience is so present, that you still feel it this many years after the actual concert.
Oh how I wish I had been at the concert.