Martin Gore told Record Mirror in May 1985:
"[The song is] a kind of a joke. Cos I'm sure for instance if my mum looked at me now, she'd think 'what has [success] done to you?' And the actual style of the music was meant to be quite jokey, cos if you imagine after the initial New Romantic/Futurist thing, a lot of bands thought we can't make it playing this kind of music, so they all went into salsa, all those trends, trying to hit on something that might be successful. This was trying to combine all these jokey styles."
Dates where Flexible was played
Flexible has never been played live.