Tag: The Wherehouse

Vintage Audio: KROQ’s Richard Blade chats up Depeche Mode at Wherehouse in-store

Vintage Audio: KROQ’s Richard Blade chats up Depeche Mode at Wherehouse in-store

With this week marking the 25th anniversary of the release of Depeche Mode’s landmark album Violator, we once again dip into the Slicing Up Eyeballs cassette archives, this time for a recording of the KROQ broadcast during the band’s infamous in-store appearance at a Wherehouse record store on the album’s U.S. release date.

Vintage Audio: DJs at San Diego’s 91X premiere Depeche Mode’s ‘Violator’ in 1990

Vintage Audio: DJs at San Diego’s 91X premiere Depeche Mode’s ‘Violator’ in 1990

With the 25th anniversary of the release of Depeche Mode’s smash album Violator approaching next month, we figured it was a great time to dust off this old tape from the Slicing Up Eyeballs archives that features a pair of DJs on San Diego’s 91X FM excitedly premiering the album a few days before its release on March 20, 1990.

Depeche Mode revisits 1990’s infamous Wherehouse in-store with 18-minute video

Depeche Mode revisits 1990’s infamous Wherehouse in-store with 18-minute video

Depeche Mode marked the anniversary this week of the release of its massive Violator album with a new Archives Special devoted to the band’s infamous record-signing session at The Wherehouse record store in Los Angeles on March 20, 1990 — an event that drew 10,000 fans.

Vintage Video: Depeche Mode’s 1990 ‘riot’ outside the Wherehouse in Los Angeles

Vintage Video: Depeche Mode’s 1990 ‘riot’ outside the Wherehouse in Los Angeles

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the release of Depeche Mode’s classic, and still best-selling, ‘Violator,’ and to mark the occasion we thought we’d dredge up this vintage news footage about the band’s infamous near-riot outside a Wherehouse record store in Los Angeles.