Depeche Mode are an electronic music band formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex, England. The group's original line-up was Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andrew Fletcher (keyboards) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81). Vince Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album, and was replaced by Alan Wilder (lead keyboards) who was a band member from 1982 to 1995. Following Wilder's departure, Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher have continued as a trio.
From No1 Magazine, May 11th 1985, interview with Martin Gore:
I bought my first leather jacket when I was 18. I’ve developed a love for black leather which is hypocritical, like Alan, I’m a vegetarian – for moral and health reasons.
From Bong 8, January 1990, interview with Martin Gore:
I have been a vegetarian for 6 ½ years. At first I didn’t eat fish but I started again 1 ½ years ago because I couldn’t resist Rock Eel.
from an interview with Alan Wilder, Bong, April 1992:
When and why did you decide to become a vegetarian?
- In 1983, for health reasons.
from an undated, unsourced interview with Dave Gahan:
For two years now, I'm a convinced vegetarian. Just like Alan [Wilder], I decided it was time to live healthier.