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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!

Jul 9, 2017

Episode 25: Depeche Mode – Going Backwards (2017)

The last time our hosts had an "emergency episode" was way back in Episode 7, when the first single from Depeche Mode's new album "Spirit" was released. After several months, the second single, "Going Backwards," has finally been released, so another "emergency episode" is in order.

Part 1: Brian starts off the discussion of "Going Backwards," sharing his thoughts on the music, the vocals, and the lyrics. Sarah joins in and has some similar thoughts to Brian on the various aspects of the song.

Part 2: They both discuss the video for the song, with Brian admitting he wasn't aware of some of the features of the video until Sarah made mention of them. They also talk about the version of the song performed in the video, which is different from the album version.

Part 3: Brian asks Sarah to give the podcast's traditional record-adapter rating for this song. She seems to be a little wishy-washy with her rating; however, Brian states his case for his rating quite clearly and with some good supporting information.

Part 4: Brian gives Sarah a chance to redeem herself on her weak song rating performance by asking her to name her three favorite tracks on "Spirit." She does so with no hesitation, and she briefly goes into why they're her favorites. Brian follows suit by listing his three favorite tracks as well.


See the videos we discuss here:

Going Backwards - 360 Version

Going Backwards - Highline Sessions Version (Non 360)



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