Memphisto

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Memphisto
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Puk Studios, Denmark
Logic Studios, Milan
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:02
Tempo
109.936 BPM
Time signature
3/4
Key
G Major
Engineering assistance
Daryl Bamonte
Dick Meaney
David Browne
Mark Flannery
Mixing
Recorded
1989
Originally released
January 16, 1990
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

'Memphisto' is an instrumental song produced during the recording of 1990 album Violator by Depeche Mode. It was released as a B-side to the single 'Enjoy The Silence' on January 16, 1990.

Notes

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."[1]

Dates where Memphisto was played

Memphisto has never been played live.


1981-1985: Ice MachineAny Second NowShoutOberkorn (It's A Small Town)Now, This Is FunWork HardFools(Set Me Free) Remotivate MeIn Your MemoryFly On The WindscreenFlexible
1986-1989: Black DayBreathing In FumesBut Not TonightChristmas IslandRoute 66Sonata No. 14 in CStjärnaAgent OrangePimpfPleasure, Little Treasure
1990-1999: DangerousHappiest GirlSea Of SinMemphistoSibelingKaleidMy JoyPainkillerSlowblowSurrender
2000-2009: DirtZenstationEasy TigerFreeBetter DaysNewbornOh Well
2010-2017: All That's Mine
2000-2020: New York NightsDon't Look Back
2003-2008: Stand UpMaybeCloser (Dave Gahan song)TomorrowLove Will Leave
2003-2015: Life Is StrangeLeft Hand Luke And The Beggar BoysDe NadaGifting


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