Martin Gore said in the commentary track on the DVD of '101' in 2003:
"I didn't discover Iggy Pop until about 1977, with 'The Idiot' and 'Lust For Life'. I went back and re-discovered some of his older stuff from The Stooges. Over the years, we haven't really covered too many songs. We covered 'Dirt' by The Stooges on one of our B-sides recently. I just think that he always had a sense of humour and this darkness to his music at the same time, which is a hard thing to marry, and I think he always has done that really well."
Dates where Dirt was played
Dirt has never been played live.