In an interview yesterday, before he was so rudely removed from CPAC, AltRight.com founder Richard Spencer playfully pegged Depeche Mode as the “official band”of the Alt-Right.
In a later Tweet, Spencer clarified he was only joking but identified himself as a fan of the band.
In the comments for the AltRight.com article covering the story, readers described Depeche Mode’s latest single as “pandering to SJWs” but provide much acclaim for the band’s 1990 release “Violator”.
Here it is:
So what do you think?
Personally, I see David Bowie, particularly his “Thin White Duke” persona, as more representative of Alt-Right culture. AltRight.com, for the most part, seems to agree, having published an article last month recognizing Bowie as such. However, that’s not to take away from Depeche Mode in any fashion. There’s no contradiction in any way. Apparently Bowie was a big influence on Depeche Mode.