Alan Wilder/Recoil

During Depeche Mode’s ’80s and early ’90s heyday, the way the band worked was something like this: Martin Gore wrote all the songs, Dave Gahan sang all the songs, Alan Wilder played most of the instruments, and Andy Fletcher…well, nobody really knows what Andy Fletcher did. In 1995, after 13 years with Depeche Mode, Wilder departed under somewhat acrimonious circumstances (i.e. everyone else in the band was fucked up on drugs or booze and he was tired of being the one trying to hold everything together), and took all of his musicianly skills to Recoil – his dark, moody, more experimental synth-rock side project begun in 1986 – and made it a full-time endeavor. Tonight Wilder hits town in support of Selected, the recently issued Recoil retrospective album. With Architect. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

Mon., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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