I first heard Tora! Tora! Tora! by Depeche Mode in 1985. I was 12 at that time and the song was amazing on so many levels.
Tora! Tora! Tora! was released 40 years ago (in 1981) on Depeche Mode’s first album, Speak and Spell. It was electro at its best. The bassline was amazing as were the drums. And the lyrics were profound. It was a song about war or, rather, against war. Deep lyrics which had a big impact on my young mind at that time.
It was also the first DM song made by Martin Gore which would give an idea of what the group would move towards during the next few years… More electro and darker but more profound lyrics.