Blue Dress

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Notes

Martin Gore says in the 1990-02-17 issue of NME:

"I suppose my songs do seem to advocate immorality but if you listen there's always a sense of guilt. [...] Then there's 'Blue Dress' – that's the pervy song! – the idea of watching a girl dress and realising that this is 'what makes the world turn'."

Q&A from Alan Wilder's Shunt:

Farhan: I was wondering if you can shed any light on the making of the song 'Blue Dress' - your thoughts on it, and how far off the demo it is. Any really unique sounds used in that song?

A: "Not really one of my favourites - hence penultimate track on LP (filler position). I would put it in the same bag as 'Get Right With Me' from 'SOFAD', in that we never really quite knew which way to go with it. Again, I'm a bit vague about the demo but I remember the approach when we recorded it was based around using washy sounding, drone guitars (a la Suicide) which formed the backbone of the track. It was deliberately quite wet sounding to try to give it some atmosphere."

Lyrics


Blue Dress

Put it on

And don't say a word

Put it on

The one that I prefer

Put it on

And stand before my eyes

Put it on

Please don't question why

Can you believe


Something so simple

Something so trivial

Makes me a happy man

Can't you understand

Say you believe

Just how easy

It is to please me


Because when you learn

You'll know what makes the world turn


Put it on

I can feel so much

Put it on

I don't need to touch

Put it on

Here before my eyes

Put it on

Because you realise

And you believe


Something so worthless

Serves a purpose

It makes me a happy man

Can't you understand

Say you believe

Just how easy

It is to please me


Because when you learn

You'll know what makes the world turn


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1990 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Blue Dress

There are currently 2 recordings of Blue Dress available.

Dates where Blue Dress was played

1990 World Violation Tour

Blue Dress was played 2 times during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Blue Dress was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Blue Dress was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Blue Dress was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Blue Dress was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Blue Dress was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Blue Dress was not played during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • Blue Dress was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

Blue Dress was played 2 times during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Blue Dress was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

Blue Dress was played 13 times during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Blue Dress was not played during this tour.