05 November 2015

Depeche Mode is English Heritage

English Heritage logo
I was recently in England and visited Stonehenge, the rock formations made famous (at least to me) by English band Spinal Tap, with their hit song Stonehenge

Spinal Tap performing Stonehenge with dancing Druids
I saw signs for English Heritage around the 'lobby' and gift shop area.  English Heritage is a registered charity organization that looks over the National Heritage Collection, founded in 1983.  From their site: 
English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. We are a charity, no. 1140351, and a company, no. 07447221, registered in England.
While I have been to England a few times before, I had never noticed this agency before.  What really caught my eye was the logo.  It reminded me of this:

Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
Take a look at Depeche Mode's 2009 album cover for Sounds of the Universe.  What?  Yeah, that is what I thought. 

Sounds of the Universe is Stonehenge
Check out the overhead hot of Stonehenge.  I mean, you have a circle and it looks like it could be rubble...fallen stones.  Heck, they pretty much lines up perfectly.  Sounds of the universe...stars...astronomy...the sun...sunset...winter and summer solstice...English band...English country side.  I think we have something here.  We would have to ask Anton Corbijn or someone from Depeche Mode to confirm.  But it seems to me that Sounds of the Universe is Stonehenge!  No!  I mean, yeah...it could be. 

What I am getting at is this.  Take a closer look at the DM logo.

Sounds of the Universe are DM logo designed by Anton Corbijn
What?  I know!  It looks a lot like the English Heritage logo.  Yes, this totally means that Depeche Mode is indeed English Heritage.

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