Alan Wilder's comments
- From: Eddie
- E-mail: [email protected]
The song you mentioned for 'Violator' called 'Mother Me', will you please give a description of what it sounded like, any possible lyrics, whether this song was ever actually recorded and who sang it, Dave or Martin?
Alan Wilder: It sort of got started with some drums, bass + a couple of other parts but was shelved quite quickly. It was medium tempo and if I remember correctly it slipped into 7/8 time signature for the chorus - oops. I think Dave would have sung it.
Wilder also says in his editorial on Violator: "There was a song called 'Mother Me' which we also recorded during this period but never finished."
Daryl Bamonte's comments
Daryl Bamonte said regarding 'Mother Me':
"I remember a track called 'Mother Me, Smother Me' that I believe was recorded for Violator, but didn't make the final cut for some reason. It was a really good song, but I don't think it was even used for a b-side."
- Source: Depeche-mode.com - "INSIGHT: Daryl Bamonte ... part 1", 2006.
- Discogs info page for the CD bootleg "Rarities Of Mode".
- Source: Shunt Q&A: Violator, toward the bottom of the page