|And this is where it all began for Basildon’s finest. 1981: Vince Clarke’s infectious bontempi synth melodies, Dave Gahan’s dulcet tones and Martin Gore’s quiff (what about Fletch? -Ed). Let’s forget about the cringe-worthy “What’s Your Name?” for a second and focus on what is an enjoyable debut with a clutch of great songs. They would never sound this happy again.
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