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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

May 29, 2020

Episode 106: Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) Part 3

The end of May is here, but the end of Brian and Sarah's Violator album analysis is not! Depeche Mode's Violator is truly one of the most important records our hosts own, and to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its release, they want to do it justice. This means our hosts get into more details and share even more memories than usual, as they make their way through the songs on the album. In addition to their own memories, though, Brian and Sarah are happy to share a voice message from a listener who also has fond recollections of Violator, and there are some new Apple Podcast reviews to read as well.

Part 3 - Track by Track, Continued

As mentioned previously, our hosts decided to break the song discussion up into groups of three. That means in this episode, they do get to flip the record to Side Two, and they get to talk about one single. And what a single it is! The single also has a rather iconic video to go along with it. But one of the non-singles also has a video-- and our hosts may actually have more to say about that one! They also find themselves talking about both the Pet Shop Boys and The Beloved again-- and Sarah gets payback for Brian mentioning The Mission in the previous episode, by bringing up one of her favorite bands, Crowded House. And did someone bring up the subject of posteriors again too?


Waiting for the Night

Enjoy the Silence

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Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silence promo filmed for French show Champs-Elysees

Enjoy the Silence video outtakes


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