Depeche Mode fans and brass bands...

The Posters Came from the Walls is an alright documentary by Jeremy Deller and Nick Abrahams about the impact Depeche Mode has had on fans around the world. Basildon's finest struck a unique chord with people from America, East Berlin, Iran and Russia, joined by their love of the band.

The film touches on the social changes happening around the world in the late 80s and shows how Depeche Mode songs constituted a global sound track to these historic moments, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Personal highlights include Goths holding church services in Cambridge featuring DM songs, and the risks fans in Tehran took to get hold of illegal DM tapes as Iran had banned all Western music after the Cultural Revolution.

The film has enraged many DM fans as it portrays them as weird, socially retarded outsiders who nurse an unhealthy obsession with Martin Gore.

The film will probably be out on DVD by the end of the year and I recommend watching it purely as a freak show and for the American High School brass band scene, when students create a D = M formation while continuing to play their cover of Personal Jesus.

I have scoured the Youtube for this scene, but all I could find was a Never Let Me Down cover: