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“Loving dissection of the band's early years... smart and thorough” VICTORIA SEGAL, MOJO “Sex and spirituality” PETER ROSS “The best Depeche Mode biography” THE GUARDIAN “Impressive" THE QUIETUS “A remarkable effort” RECORD COLLECTOR “A special kind of pop biography” DER SPIEGEL Four boys who grew up in the experimental ‘New Town’ of Basildon in the late 70s on a diet of Kraftwerk and Essex soul produced what founder Vince Clarke called “ultrapop”. In the words of Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan, “a new kind of band from a new kind of town”. After writing debut album Speak & Spell and hit single ʻJust Can’t Get Enoughʼ, Clarke left to start Yazoo with Basildon’s Alison Moyet. She is interviewed here alongside the band’s closest friends for a book that tells how these Basildon teenagers went from the church to the charts.

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"Small but perfectly formed... in many ways a useful and practical book."
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‘A compelling and authentic read. The protagonist is clear: Nancy. Browne conveys a clear and honest insight into the depths of her character and it's devastating … a remarkable memoir. Can't wait to read more from Den Browne.’ SPILL 

‘Completely convincing… despite the numbing repetition that underscores the story, every page is interesting. [The author’s] conviction about Nancy Spungen’s murder is just the sort of straight talk that everyone else tried to avoid.’ GREIL MARCUS, Mystery Train

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