Pimpf

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Notes

Dave and Martin said in the commentary track on the DVD of '101':

Dave Gahan: "'Pimpf' was something to do with the Hitler Youth, or something like that, wasn't it?"

Martin Gore: "Yes, it was an instrumental that we originally started recording for - I think - the B-side of 'Never Let Me Down Again', and we liked it so much that we ended up putting it on the 'Music For The Masses' album."

When Depeche Mode was interviewed about the songs on the '101' CD for the April 1989 issue of French magazine 'Best', Alan Wilder said (translated from French):

"All of our concerts on the tour started with 'Pimpf', so now whenever I hear this melody, it evokes a very precise memory: it was a signal that we were about to enter the stage, a moment when I started to have cold sweats. 'Pimpf' was originally only a B-side, but it ended up being put on 'Music For The Masses'. I think that's what the young members of the Hitler Youth were called. This music reflects the political climate that was occuring at the time of the rise of Nazism. It's because of its orchestral, quite distressing aspect."

Dates with available recordings of Pimpf

There are currently 65 recordings of Pimpf available.

Dates where Pimpf was played

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

Pimpf was played 101 times during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Pimpf was not played during this tour.