Bands that changed their musical style
9 May 2022, 15:15 | Updated: 10 May 2022, 12:49
We look at some of the bands that have mixed things up a little...
9th May is Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan's birthday - and in 2022 he celebrates his 60th. Since they formed in 1980 the electro pioneers have changed their style and sound many times over.
Which bands have changed their sound the most?
Before: tinkly electro pop.
After: gloomy, moody electro ROCK.
Before: Stone Roses-influenced baggy.
After: Rolling Stones-influenced rock and roll.
Ocean Colour Scene
Before: shuffly baggy.
After: Mods mods mods.
Before: gloomy, long-raincoated post-punk.
After: Hi-NRG electro disco.
Before: eccentric, witty post-punk.
After: doom-laden, gothic soundscapes.
Before: retro garage rock.
After: “substance”-fuelled dance anthems.
Before: unskilled hardcore punk.
After: accomplished hip hop.