Route 66

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Notes

Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher said in the commentary track on the DVD of '101' in 2003:

Martin Gore: "I thought it would be a good idea to record a driving song on the B-side of 'Behind The Wheel', and it was a nice idea to try and incorporate the elements that made up the song 'Behind The Wheel' into that version."

Andy Fletcher: "This is a version of 'Route 66' that was remixed by The Beatmasters. So we did our original version, and then we gave it to these very talented people called The Beatmasters, and they came up with this. It was mixed with a track of ours, called 'Behind The Wheel'. We wanted a driving track to go with it, so we chose 'Route 66'. It was very apt, obviously, for this film, regarding the travelling throughout America. And also ending up in LA as well, so it was perfect. [...] Martin actually got a call from the guy [songwriter Bobby Troup] when we did it, to say that it was one of his favourite versions."

Martin Gore told Best magazine in 1990 (translated from French):

"'Route 66' was a complete DIY. We did this song in less than a day in the studio and it was mixed immediately the next day. For us, there was nothing very serious about it, it was just a good B-side for 'Behind The Wheel', a song for the road. But everyone was crazy about it and we used it a lot for the movie '101'. The Americans even wanted to put it on the A-side of the a single. In fact, I think this song was publicised too much, it was not made for that."

Dates with available recordings of Route 66

There are currently 75 recordings of Route 66 available.

Dates where Route 66 was played

1990 World Violation Tour

Route 66 was played 89 times during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.

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

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Route 66 was not played during this tour.