An uncredited band member tells Poster Seductores magazine in 1990 (translated from Spanish):
"We like cinema and we like to create special [atmospheres] with our music. In a way, 'Memphisto' is our homage to that esoteric cinema."
Martin Gore clarifies the origin of the song's title in an April 1993 interview for Bong magazine:
"It was the name of a make believe film I invented about Elvis as the devil."
Dates where Memphisto was played
Memphisto has never been played live.
- Source: Bong 18, April 1993 ASK MARTIN