The track itself was a significant move forward for the group but still retained elements of [Depeche Mode's] former experimental self. For example, the main 'stomp' was a recording of 2 or 3 people jumping up and down on flight cases working alongside Martin's John Lee Hooker guitar riff and the Kraftwerk -style synth parts.
Gore described initial doubts about the song's potential for commercial success prior to its record-breaking release in BONG 37 Vince Clarke stated in a interview for BBC :. To me, "Personal Jesus" is like a rock sound, I suppose. It's not really like a typical American rock. I think it's far more clever and imaginative than that. If you told me that there would be a record like Violatorthat they might have written Violator20 years ago, I would not have believed you.
Going for that amount of time, then Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode - The Singles 86>98 (Cassette) a band that have had a huge influence. Musician Charlie Marchinowho was at Logic Studios during the recording of "Personal Jesus", describes the experience in an interview for Libero Quotidiano :.
I was Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode - The Singles 86>98 (Cassette) Logic Studios where Depeche Mode was recording Violatorand one day, I am playing ping pong with one of them. They play and challenge each other with ping pong every day. But then they are recording "Personal Jesus" and I am wondering how they make the drumming loop in a military marching style at the beginning of the song.
I am wondering what instrumentation they are using, what technological effects. So I follow after them and my jaw drops. They are on the metallic stairwell, and using its [railing], they are beating their feet on the staircase, all together, tum, tum, Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode - The Singles 86>98 (Cassette), tu tu tum.
Record and mix. As part of a programme of talks and films at the Mute Short Circuit event in Mayproducer Flood gave a presentation in which he recalled the production of several Depeche Mode tracks through looping audio examples and commentary. Among the tracks included in his presentation was "Personal Jesus". An abridged transcript of his comments can be viewed below. We started off with this particular song, this was the first song that we recorded. The demo was pretty much a smaller version of what you know and love, but everything about it was all a bit of a test.
So the first day in Milan with Depeche Mode, Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode - The Singles 86>98 (Cassette) are we going to do? We're going to record ourselves kicking a bit of metal in the booth, me and Fletch, while Dave Martin and Alan and the engineer, whom I'd never met, are all sitting and looking.
So, that was the first I'd ever done. And that took a long time to do, which wasn't something I was expecting. A foot stomp? How hard could that be? Oh boy Anyway, so we do this, and then it's on to the main riff of the song.
Now, Martin, felt very, very strongly that it should be acoustic guitar. So, OK, you're the boss, I'm working my way in here, so let's do the acoustic guitar. Dave Gahan Lead Vocals. Jonathan Kessler Management. Fanger Management. Anton Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode - The Singles 86>98 (Cassette) Photography By. Marina Chavez Photography By. Lee Collins 3 Photography By.
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