Music Montag: Depeche Mode, “Everything Counts”

by James Glazebrook

Rewatching the video for Depeche Mode’s 1983 single “Everything Counts” prompts two questions: what is that thing Martin Gore’s blowing on? And… IS THAT BERLIN? I can’t help you with the first thing, but the awesome Kreuzberg’d blog can confirm: yes, that is Skalitzer Strasse, and the Berlin Wall, and yes, there the pasty Essex boys are hanging out at Wannsee. I had no idea that the Mode recorded two albums at Hansa, the Berlin studios that Bowie made famous, or that the city featured so heavily in this video – so thanks to andBerlin for pointing out that Kreuzberg’d have a DM crush as big as ours!