12.05.2009

Depeche Mode keep their British accent



I was listening to Depeche Mode (one of my favorite bands that I luckily saw at Lollapalooza last summer) much of the day today, and it occurred to me that they don't do what other British bands do: they don't drop their British accent when they sing to take on an American one. Note how they pronounce their R's--not like Americans!

4 comments:

Karen said...

I've been reading your blog for several months (not really sure why I've never commented, I guess I just never knew what to say), and am always excited when I see an article from this blog on my RSS feed reader. Thanks for the interesting observations and writing, it always brightens my day :)

mj said...

Wow, thank you for your kind comment! I recently started a podcast too (which I'm going to do a post about next week)--feel free to check it out at podcast.radiogirl.us and thanks for adding me to your RSS feed reader!

Cheryl said...

That's one of the things I liked about Depeche Mode's sound. Savage Garden and the Pet Shop Boys both seemed to retain theirs as well.

mj said...

I hear it in Pet Shop Boys but don't hear it so much in Savage Garden, probably because they're Australia. Actually, their musical style sounds American as well.