Thursday, May 23, 2013

Musical Interlude: Personal Jesus (1990)

When Depeche Mode came along in the 80's, their hits, such as "People Are People", got airplay on MTV, but not on a lot of radio stations. Their songs either ended up on college channels or album-oriented rock (AOR) stations.

That all changed with the release of "Violator" in 1990, which produced a small handful of hits that garnered heavy airplay on MTV, starting with "Personal Jesus". If you've heard Marilyn Manson's incomprehensibly bad cover, well, you're better off with the original. Warner Bros. Records' YouTube channel offers the video, digitally remastered.

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