Depeche Mode revisits 1990’s

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 and sparked a near-riot before being shut down by police.

 

The band’s webmaster, Daniel Barassi, compiled this 18-minute reel of footage of the event, largely with material from his own VHS collection.