|Producer(s)||Depeche Mode Flood|
|Depeche Mode singles chronology|
|“Everything Counts (live)” (1989) “Personal Jesus” (1989) “Enjoy the Silence” (1990)|
There have been a few covers of “Personal Jesus”, of which two stand out, both released in the early 2000s by very divergent artists: the freakishly dressed hard-rock provocateur Marilyn Manson , and septuagenarian country singer and devout Christian Johnny Cash .
Martin Gore, the group’s principle songwriter, has said that the band’s name was taken from a French fashion magazine. The name means “hurried fashion” or “fashion dispatch,” concepts that appealed to him and his band mates.
Gahan is a convert to the Greek Orthodox Church. In a 2008 interview, he explains his religious faith in the following words: “When it comes to religion , it’s very confusing and always has been for thousands of years and probably will be for thousands of years more.
A: “Hurt” was actually written by Trent Reznor of the alternative industrial rock band, Nine Inch Nails . It was included on the “Downward Spiral” album released in 1994.
“When explaining the choice for the new name taken from a French fashion magazine, Dépêche mode (from French dépêche that means here “dispatch” (from Old French despesche/despeche) or “news report”, and mode that means “fashion”), Gore said, “It means hurried fashion or fashion dispatch.
When explaining the choice for the new name , taken from French fashion magazine Dépêche mode , Gore said, “It means hurried fashion or fashion dispatch. Gore recalled that the first time the band played as Depeche Mode was a school gig in May 1980.