KROQ – Interview 18.12.1995 backstage at the KROQ Acoustic Christmas
Interview by Richard Blade
RB: Dave, you´re back in Los Angeles. How long you gonna be here for?
DG: “Uhhhmm, I´ve got about a month´s break.”
RB: And then it´s back to London for more recording?
DG: “Um no, we´re going t´ go to New York for a while... um... and then back to London, and then back to New York. But we´ve, we´ve like recorded three songs, roughly, and it´s really different, but it´s... Alan left of course so we... we´ve brought in Tim Simenon and he´s really good, um... We were in...”
RB: From Living Color, right?
DG: “Um no, that was Doug Wimbish, the bass player, mate. And he played with us and stuff and Gozer as well, the drummer from Soul II Soul... um... We usually love [or something like that] the musicians in this band. And me and Martin are getting on really well, and Fletch, um. I, I want thank, while we´ve got the chance, everybody that sent me letters, um after, um I did what I did, which was very silly. Um, but um it was it, was amazing it made me feel a lot better and um, back to the record biz. We hope to get it, be out in October, you know, it´s really good Richard.”
RB: I can´t tell you how many calls I get a week asking how you doing, how´s the band doing, and when can they get something from you. I mean people really love you still.
DG: “Well, I´ll tell you what. One thing I can say about the stuff we´re recording, it´s Depeche Mode fans, fans like, it´s like what they understand about Depeche Mode, it´s in the bedroom with their headphones on, crying your eyes out.”
RB: Heh heh.
RB: “And when do you think we can, uhhh, get something from you, actually on CD?”
DG: “As soon as I get, get something mixed I´ll be in your office.”
RB: Are you gonna be up for a tour?
DG: “I don´t think, we´ve got no plans at the moment, maybe a few little shows here and there, but the tour took it´s toll on us all, a lot. Um, and we decided to, with this record, to do something different, do different ways of letting people know about our record, and um, [we´ve all got] families, things going on, you know.”
RB: Yeah, now with shows like this, with all the bands together, would you consider doing one of these?
DG: “Yeah, [I think] something like this could be cool.”
RB: Like the Weenie Roast in June?
DG: “I´m not saying nothing. I´ve got to go Richard.”
RB: All right Dave.
DG: “I, I´ll talk to you again though.”