A large crowd was gathered in front of New York’s famous Metropolitan Museum of Art for last week’s opening of the Play It Loud Instruments of Rock & Roll.
The exhibit, co-curated by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers an amazing collection of instruments that helped shape the history of music. Among the collection was a unique piece of equipment (three ARP 2600 model synthesizers mounted together as a single instrument) used by Depeche Mode on the albums, “Songs of Faith and Devotion” (1993), “Ultra” (1997), and “Exciter” (2001).
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Richard from the NY based Industrial N’ Beats act, Neikka RPM, was a guest at the event and reported to us that the exhibit was literally mind-blowing: “I just stared at the Depeche Mode synth rig, I examined it from top to bottom while the very songs it was used to create ran through my mind. I know I’m being over dramatic, but damn! It was like being completely awestruck by a religious relic!”
Neikka RPM are at the moment in the studio completing their much anticipated new album after completing a cover of the Depeche Mode song “More than a party”.
You can check out the complete Depeche Mode cover album right below.
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