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101 (1989)

Depeche Mode 101 is a fascinating documentary codirected by the esteemed D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room, Down from the Mountain), focusing on backstage realities of art and business during the British synthesizer band's 1988 American tour. We see managers worrying over slow ticket sales for a stand at the Rose Bowl, observe sound checks at concert sites, get a tour of the group's multiple keyboard banks, and listen with some alarm to singer David Gahan describe his steroid-based throat treatments. There are plenty of performance clips, but for music alone, disc 2 in this package contains the uninterrupted Rose Bowl show, including the plaintive "Blasphemous Rumours," the exultant drama of "Stripped," and the dreamy "Somebody." Pennebaker's promotional video "Everything Counts" is also here, but don't miss the director's recent, touching, and informative interviews with the now 40-something, individual members of Depeche Mode. --Tom Keogh

The movie 101, released in 1989, features 22 songs from artists like Depeche Mode. What is your favorite song from 101?

 

Songs from 101

Route 66
Pimpf
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Master and Servant
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The Things You Said
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Blasphemous Rumours
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Black Celebration
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Stripped
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People are People
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Nothing
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Shake the Disease
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A Question of Time
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Behind the Wheel
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Everything Counts
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Never Let Me Down Again
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Just Can't Get Enough
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Oliver's Army
Bango Bango
Feel the Need In Me
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
London Bridge Is Falling Down
I Saw Her Standing There
Love is the Drug

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