Strangelove

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Notes

Martin Gore said in Bong issue no. 37, 1998:

"I really like this track and think it’s one of the poppiest singles on this collection. Somehow I don’t know if it still works for me... occasionally in our career we've stepped on the wrong side of commerciality, not very often, and 'Strangelove' is just on the right side. It’s like 'Enjoy The Silence', it’s just on the right side of commerciality. There’s a line and if you step over it too far it becomes bland pop music."

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):

"The only thing that comes to mind about 'Strangelove' is the amount of time we spent on recording it and the discussions it caused. I can't even say how many times we had to redo it. We had to change the bass line at least a hundred times. We also had a lot of percussion that we ended up removing. In fact, the problem was that we decided it would become a single before even recording it and that complicated things. We wanted to do it well, and all that for a result which, in my opinion, is not excellent. The live version is much more satisfying."

Dates with available recordings of Strangelove

There are currently 158 recordings of Strangelove available.

Dates where Strangelove was played

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

Strangelove was played 101 times during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

Strangelove was played 89 times during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Strangelove was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Strangelove was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Strangelove was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Strangelove was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Strangelove was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Strangelove was not played during this tour.

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

  • Strangelove was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Strangelove was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

Strangelove was played 28 times during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Strangelove was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

Strangelove was played 34 times during this tour.