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2007-10-2x Interface, Spinner.com, AOL Studios, New York, NY, USA
In the week of the release of 'Hourglass', Dave did many interviews and promotional events. One of them was a short "gig" on a show named 'Interface' where artists are asked to perform stripped-down versions of their songs for the now-defunct site Spinner.com. Spinner was property of AOL Music and so the performance took place in AOL's studios situated on Broadway, New York. The performance was uploaded on November 15th, 2007 as video files on Spinner's site (archive.org link), which could only be accessed if the viewer had an IP address from the U.S.A. The upload on the site went down about a year after, and in 2013, the whole site was shut down.
Dave Gahan also did an interview afterwards, which you can watch here.
- Dave Gahan: Vocals
- Christian Eigner: Drums
- Martyn LeNoble: Bass
- Graham Finn: Guitar
- Andrew Phillpott: Keys & sequences
- Kurt Uenala: Roland SH101
Five images retrieved via an archive.org copy of the original Spinner.com page for this event are mirrored below.
Description from Spinner.com
Dave Gahan Brings His 'Hourglass' to Our Studio
Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan stopped by our New York studio for a seven-song performance, featuring industrial-laced numbers from his new album, 'Hourglass.' The legendary New Wave pioneer's baritone vocals are arguably one of the most recognizable world-wide and with no touring plans announced, this performance serves as the only look at Gahan's pulverizing new material.
"It kind of happened almost like by accident, we didn't set out to make a record," Gahan told Spinner while speaking of the creation of 'Hourglass.' "I had this feeling inside that I needed to do something outside of the band [Depeche Mode]." Keep reading to watch Gahan's enigmatic performance.
Posted by Mike Spinella on Nov 16th 2007 12:00PM