- 07 Sep 17
Having been told where to stick their Depeche Mode records by Dave Gahan, the alt-right has concocted its own fashwave movement, as well as enjoying some old-school white power punk and Confederate flag-waving country.
“What’s dangerous about someone like Richard Spencer is, first of all, he’s a cunt - and he’s a very educated cunt - and that’s the scariest kind of all. This guy’s got some weight behind him. I don’t like that…”
That was lead singer Dave Gahan, responding through the pages of Rolling Stone to white supremacist think tank leader, Richard Spencer, declaring Depeche Mode ‘the official band of the alt-right’.
“Over the years there’s been a number of times when things of ours have been misinterpreted...” Gahan added. “If anything, there’s a way more sort of socialist - working class, if you like - industrial-sounding aesthetic to what we do. That’s where we come from so I don’t get what he was saying.”