Quotations by Martin Gore

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Born: Sunday, July 23, 1961
Profession: Musician
Nationality: English


Anything that I write comes from the soul.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Soul)

I always hate explaining away songs, because for me they mean something, and for other people, they'll mean something absolutely different.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: People, Hate, Songs)

I didn't expect us to be around after 25 years.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Years)

I didn't write songs for a very long time.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Time, Songs)

I do a cover of a Velvet Underground song, and they were one of the most important bands, for me.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Song)

I don't write poems and put them to music. Just let things flow.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Music, Poems)

I lead two totally separate lives. There are times when I have to slip into rock star mode.
- Martin Gore

I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Darkness)

I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Guitar)

I studied German at school. I lived in Berlin for two years and had a German girlfriend for five years, so I don't find speaking German particularly difficult. Singing was slightly more difficult.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Girlfriend, School, Singing, Years)

I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Songs)

I wasn't ever a massive David Essex fan, but I liked a few of his tracks, and Stardust was one of them.
- Martin Gore

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.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Idea, Play, Will)

I'm not particularly prolific.
- Martin Gore

It creates a conflict of interest - what songs would I use for me, and what would I use for the band.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Conflict, Interest, Songs)

Music is really all about experimentation and lots of trial and error. It's just mind-numbingly boring until you hit on something that works well.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Music, Error, Mind)

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.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Question, Songs, Trying)

Our music over the years has been very cinematic. It's surprising we never really got into film soundtracks.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Music, Film, Years)

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.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Death, People, America, Favorite, First, Song)

Record covers helped me discover a lot of music that I wasn't aware of.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Music)

The majority of the time I'm at home with my family, I play football three times a week.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: Home, Time, Family, Football, Majority, Play)

There are definite reference points to older Depeche Mode records.
- Martin Gore

There haven't been many credible electronic covers records.
- Martin Gore

When people meet me I think they're surprised to find out I'm not always angst-ridden.
- Martin Gore
(Keywords: People)







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