Words matter. These are the best Martin Gore Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I loathe the idea of going onstage in a T-shirt and jeans.
I will be the focal point for however long I decide to play. Half of me likes that idea and half of me doesn’t, but once the adrenaline kicks in, I’ll probably really enjoy it.
I don’t write poems and put them to music. Just let things flow.
Record covers helped me discover a lot of music that I wasn’t aware of.
I’ve not worn a dress since about 1985. It always amazes me how there is still a fascination for it in England. The rest of the world doesn’t seem to care. I’m not sure whether they don’t remember or whether they’ve just moved on from it. I was brought up in the glam era.
I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground.
Once I’d chosen the songs, it seemed like it would just be a question then of recording them. But it’s a case of trying to re-invent the songs; taking them in different directions.
God knows why – no pun intended – but every time I write a song, I feel a need to touch on religion.
It creates a conflict of interest – what songs would I use for me, and what would I use for the band.
I love being in the studio. If I’m at home, I will go to the studio pretty much every day anyway. It’s just something that I like to do.
I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally.
There’s something insane about this business – about the cycle of making albums and going on tour to promote them.
I always hate explaining away songs, because for me they mean something, and for other people, they’ll mean something absolutely different.
If you repeat yourself, then I think you’re in danger of losing that fan base, because if you’re not interesting yourselves, you’re not interesting your audience.
I live in Santa Barbara. My wife’s American, and she lived in England for 11 years and then told me she’d had enough.
I think being in a band is probably the only job when you’re actively encouraged to be out of it most of the time.
People are People still gets played to death on ’80s stations. It was our first big break in America. It’s not exactly my favorite song.
It was so exciting to go to the record shop and buy a piece of vinyl and hold it, read the liner notes, look at the pictures. Even the smell of the vinyl.
I lead two totally separate lives. There are times when I have to slip into rock star mode.
I’m not particularly prolific.
Our music over the years has been very cinematic. It’s surprising we never really got into film soundtracks.
I wasn’t ever a massive David Essex fan, but I liked a few of his tracks, and Stardust was one of them.
I don’t like to think 10 years down the road.
Songwriting is a mysterious art. When I sit down to write a song, the end result should be mysterious and have this dark quality.
There haven’t been many credible electronic covers records.