Green Grass

I didn’t want to write this Depeche Mode article.  It was spring 1997, and I had recently profiled Everclear, Nirvana, and Sublime–I wanted to get off the heroin beat, which I found sad and monotonous (albeit reliably good copy). Joe Dolce, then the Details editor-in-chief, talked me into it, saying I could use the article to vent about heroin. So I did. (But my mini-rant was probably overshadowed by the overdoses and band dissension and S&M metaphors.)

The album in question, Ultra, was pretty much a flop (at least in the States). The personal highlight for me reporting the story was that I got to visit Abbey Road, and found myself starstruck by a street corner.

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