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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 10, 2020

Episode 108: Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) Part 4

Can it be? Is this the final PRP episode on Violator? It appears so! Brian and Sarah are back to talk about the rest of Depeche Mode's 1990 album and to give their final evaluations and ratings. But wait, there's more! They also have additional Violator memories from listeners to share, as well as quite a few new Apple Podcasts reviews, all of which are interspersed throughout the episode.

Part 3 - Track by Track, Continued
If you look at the track listings for the previous Violator episodes and on the album itself, you could easily come to the conclusion that there are only three more songs to discuss. But in truth, there are five! Brian and Sarah start the Track by Track section for this episode with one of these hidden tracks. In addition to discussing the final single on the album and two more videos, there's also more talk of smooching, as well as more made-up names for synth sounds-- one of which both hosts came up with, independent of each other!

Interlude #2 (Crucified)
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Blue Dress
Interlude # 3

Part 4 - Extra Credit
In a rare twist, there are actually two extra credit items for this episode. The first item is an answer to a question our hosts never even thought to ask! The second item is audio from a YouTube clip about the drums in "Enjoy the Silence."  Thanks to friend-of-the-show Felipe Maderia for bringing this information to our attention!

Part 5 - Final Review and Rating
At long last, the time comes for our hosts to share their final thoughts and record-adapter ratings for this iconic album. The ratings should come as a shock to no one, but both Brian and Sarah make some thoughtful comments about the band, the album, and its impact before announcing their ratings.

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