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Depeche Mode — Behind the Wheel
Album: The Singles
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Released: 1985
Length: 3:56
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My little girl
Drive anywhere
Do what you want
I don't care

Tonight
I'm in the hands of fate
I hand myself
Over on a plate

Now

Oh little girl
There are times when I feel
I rather not be
The one behind the wheel

Come
Pull my strings
Watch me move
I do anything

Please

Sweet little girl
I prefer
You behind the wheel
And me the passenger

Drive
I'm yours to keep
Do what you want
I'm going cheap

Tonight

You're behind the wheel, tonight
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 MassivRuss wrote:
1985? Aging like fine wine! {#Cheers}

 
Hallelujah!! Someone who knows NOT to put in that infuriating 'e' in aging - and paging, waging, staging etc etc.
Definitely not as good as original version...and one of their best tunes.
{#Bananapiano}The KINGS!!!!
1985? Aging like fine wine! {#Cheers}
Can't wait to see these guys in concert soooooooon!!!!!!
Nice surprice... my youth... very 80's like beat.
Still like this although it's not really quality music in my opinion...
 fredriley wrote:

Ooh, I'm not sure about that. It's theme segue, from one driving song to another, not a soundalike segue. IMO naturally ;)
 
I was trying to figure out if that was the reason...for me it was an uncomfortable switch.
 drews wrote:
In the 101 live DM movie, it's during this song that Dave Gahan and Martin Gore are sharing vocals, and look at each other smiling like two young pop stars who've just realised they've finally made it really really big; that gig at the Pasadena Rose Bowl attracted over 60K fans, their biggest to date I believe
 
Haven't seen that movie in years and years and years. I should see if I can find it somewhere and watch it again.
Hmmm... It isn't a question of hate - but Depeche Mode? You can't do anything with them.
 Beclipsed wrote:
This "music" destroy the good image from RP. Hate that.
 
Hater.  {#Naughty}
 kittyharker wrote:
Thank you for playing Depeche Mode! Love these guys!
 
I'm with Kitty!     {#Drummer}
Great, great song.
 veronicalodge wrote:
zz top 'nationwide' to this song is a really abrupt, incompatible segue!  for a station that seems so careful to mesh the songs' styles in a playlist, this song choice really stands out as one that disrupts the flow, and not in a good way at all. . .
 
Ooh, I'm not sure about that. It's theme segue, from one driving song to another, not a soundalike segue. IMO naturally ;)
 veronicalodge wrote:
zz top 'nationwide' to this song is a really abrupt, incompatible segue!  for a station that seems so careful to mesh the songs' styles in a playlist, this song choice really stands out as one that disrupts the flow, and not in a good way at all. . .
 
Haha, I think Bill did it again just to piss you off.
Dear RP, Thank you.
 MojoJojo wrote:

That is precisely why I listen to your radio station, where you so deftly avoid such a faux pas.
  Brutal.


Nice, classic DM!
 veronicalodge wrote:
zz top 'nationwide' to this song is a really abrupt, incompatible segue!  for a station that seems so careful to mesh the songs' styles in a playlist, this song choice really stands out as one that disrupts the flow, and not in a good way at all. . .
 
That is precisely why I listen to your radio station, where you so deftly avoid such a faux pas.
what happened to the hubcaps ? {#Drummer}
In the 101 live DM movie, it's during this song that Dave Gahan and Martin Gore are sharing vocals, and look at each other smiling like two young pop stars who've just realised they've finally made it really really big; that gig at the Pasadena Rose Bowl attracted over 60K fans, their biggest to date I believe
Thank you for playing Depeche Mode! Love these guys!
zz top 'nationwide' to this song is a really abrupt, incompatible segue!  for a station that seems so careful to mesh the songs' styles in a playlist, this song choice really stands out as one that disrupts the flow, and not in a good way at all. . .
This "music" destroy the good image from RP. Hate that.
The kitten sure seems to like it!
I have heard this track more times than I care to remember and still I love hearing it.

 treehugger wrote:
How about the Behind the Wheel / Route 66 mega mix, which is languishing in the RP music library?  Pretty please? 
 
Yes to this.  "Behind the Wheel" is halfway-through, and I've got my fingers crossed.
kitty
It really grinds the gears downshifting to Depeche Mode from Swell Season.
How about the Behind the Wheel / Route 66 mega mix, which is languishing in the RP music library?  Pretty please? 
DM are either 1 or 10!
This is no 10!

Mangoman wrote:
I too agree. Maybe we just didn't experience that "the-popular-guys-snub-us" thing enough back in high school to understand the appeal.
I thought black clothes and sun avoidance were required in all urban Oregon schools circa 1982. The Cure Protocol, I think it was called. Enforced until the Smells like Teen Spirit reform of '91

 RedGuitar wrote:

Wasn't it back in the 70s when they made a few true binaural albums?  They used 2 mics, one on either side of a dummy head to record the music, and then you could best enjoy the music by listening through headphones.  Or something like that.

Edgar Froes of Tangerine Dream did an album using the dummy head thing in the 70s. More recently Eurythmics used something similar on 'I Love You Like a Ball and Chain' from 'Be Yourself Tonight' in the 80s and Bomb the Bass used Qsound, which was a digital version, on  'Winter in July' in the 90s.


 Pyro wrote:

Oooh, thanks for that reminder.  That whole "just say..." series was excellent.

 

Wow, someone else new about that series. I think I have/had two of them on tape.
This reminds me of the acronym KMFDM. Don't know if that was an urban legend or not but right now it sounds like a good idea.
 UltraNurd wrote:
That rolling coin opening sounds bizarre in headphones. I wonder if the prevalance of the iPod will lead more people to make binaural instead of stereo mixes?
 
Wasn't it back in the 70s when they made a few true binaural albums?  They used 2 mics, one on either side of a dummy head to record the music, and then you could best enjoy the music by listening through headphones.  Or something like that.

 Pipes wrote:
Monotonous monotone vocals, repetitive electronic background music.  Just don't hear the appeal.
 
I don't either, and never have.  Just not my thing, I guess.

 Pipes wrote:
Monotonous monotone vocals, repetitive electronic background music.  Just don't hear the appeal.
 
I too agree. Maybe we just didn't experience that "the-popular-guys-snub-us" thing enough back in high school to understand the appeal.

 Pipes wrote:
Monotonous monotone vocals, repetitive electronic background music.  Just don't hear the appeal.
 
Totally agree................{#Yell}
Monotonous monotone vocals, repetitive electronic background music.  Just don't hear the appeal.
 UltraNurd wrote:
That rolling coin opening sounds bizarre in headphones. I wonder if the prevalance of the iPod will lead more people to make binaural instead of stereo mixes?
 
lord i hope not
DM ... saw them live 2 weeks ago they still bloody rocks ! can we have some stuff from the last album for a change ?
{#Motor}
 Pyro wrote:
I love the way the hubcap pans between channels in the beginning.  This brings back great memories for me!
 

Ooooh-h-hh-hh-h, just logged in with a minor hang-over, and that effect in my phones made me a little queasy. {#Puke}
 fredriley wrote:

66 Euros? Bloody hell! I could feed myself for a month on that. I'm a big fan of DM but I wouldn't pay that sort of money. I just hope they put on a great show so that you get your money's worth.
 
Cheaper than many concerts in the US, if my conversion is correct ($87.51).

 randomprime wrote:

I'd love to hear that version again after many years. Now I just have to find the box which has the "Just Say Yo" CD. 
 
Oooh, thanks for that reminder.  That whole "just say..." series was excellent.

I love the way the hubcap pans between channels in the beginning.  This brings back great memories for me!
That rolling coin opening sounds bizarre in headphones. I wonder if the prevalance of the iPod will lead more people to make binaural instead of stereo mixes?
 ScopArch wrote:
Yay!
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66 Euros? Bloody hell! I could feed myself for a month on that. I'm a big fan of DM but I wouldn't pay that sort of money. I just hope they put on a great show so that you get your money's worth.


{#Eek} yes, the suck factor is way high.
 phillips wrote:
LOVE DEPECHE MODE.
 
I like the old stuff...but I cannot get into their new stuff and have no desire to see them on their tour.

LOVE DEPECHE MODE.
 iransofaraway wrote:
Yah! I think Depeche Mode is one of the most under-appreciated bands of all time.
 
perhaps for a reason.   The suck factor is high with this band.  Guess I just wasn't young/stoned enough in the 80s to appreciate this stuff. 


{#Dancingbanana}{#Drummer}  Would love to see these guys live!!

Yay!
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This buncha crap after Hendrix? Bad call. Mute. Suck O Barf O. -10
dogpound wrote:

+1 man, they are great live.
You got that right.  The Chicago stop for the Playing the Angel tour was probably the best live show I've seen in the last 10 years, maybe longer.


Not my favorite by them. LOL{#Beat}
ROSSinDETROIT wrote:

Refreshingly seldom.


Right on man!{#Beat}
 quatsch wrote:
The Behind the Wheel/Route 66 Mega-Single Mix is even better.
 
I'd love to hear that version again after many years. Now I just have to find the box which has the "Just Say Yo" CD. 
 alcedo wrote:
I find that DM is played surprisingly seldom at RP, or do I just miss the occasions when it happens?
 
Refreshingly seldom.

I find that DM is played surprisingly seldom at RP, or do I just miss the occasions when it happens?
 audiolizard wrote:

Ditto. That literally made me nauseous, listening through headphones. The rest of the song is just OK. They've done much better than this.


 
Huh. I looooooved the spinning cap sound at the top of the song.  I used to play this one on the school sound gear, with about 50 feet of separation on the speakers, at high volume, just for that effect.


the band had a knack for hooks, no?
dis wrote:
Soundtrack of my youth...
+1 man, they are great live.
esotericderek wrote:
Hey...it has a great beat and you can dance to it. And that friggin' GROOVE....
and sexy vocals rrrrrrooooooooooowwwwwwwww! :cool:
Too bad they edited this song. The original 80's sound was so much better...
Soundtrack of my youth...
The intro with the plate or hub cap rolling around in my headphones in stereo really annoyed me really quickly, especially after the mellow song that it interrupted.
Ditto. That literally made me nauseous, listening through headphones. The rest of the song is just OK. They've done much better than this.
The Walkman, BMX, Bauer Skates and of course Depeche Mode. The DX7 at its best. The power of the sublime....... The 80's
YAY!
iransofaraway wrote:
:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: Yah! I think Depeche Mode is one of the most under-appreciated bands of all time.
Not over here in good old europe Yay!
ktnsb wrote:
If they only had something to say it might justify their contived and dark urbanity.
1 helping of 'Songs of Faith and Devotion' for ktnsb :wink:
The intro with the plate or hub cap rolling around in my headphones in stereo really annoyed me really quickly, especially after the mellow song that it interrupted. After that, the song went into a bit of a decline. Boooooring.
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Do you understand what ; ) means? ;)
Yeah, that's what people do when they're ON HEROIN.
radioparadisehead wrote:
What's "lrc"?
Listener Review Channel (click here)
ktnsb wrote:
If they only had something to say it might justify their contived and dark urbanity.
Hey...it has a great beat and you can dance to it. And that friggin' GROOVE....
I hate DM I always did. Just an opinion
YUM! :hungry: I love DM! :hearteyes: Thanks Bill!!
pret-a-porter wrote:
moments like this is why you keep the lrc queued up at all times
This song just made me throw up in my mouth. What's "lrc"?
:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: Yah! I think Depeche Mode is one of the most under-appreciated bands of all time.
Yozi wrote:
Not one of the most successful remixes... original alot better imho.
(but still: :dancingbanana_2:
I love this song so passionately that it almost hurts. Very few times I wish I had a louder button for RP, but this is one of them. Other DM songs can be fine, but not this one. Not this one. This one is SUPER fine.
chasech5 wrote:
I hate this song so passionately that it almost hurts. Very few times I wish I had a mute button for RP, but this is one of them. Other DM songs can be fine, but not this one. Not this one.
moments like this is why you keep the lrc queued up at all times
ktnsb wrote:
If they only had something to say it might justify their contrived and dark urbanity. Oh well.
That pretty much sums it up. All hat and no cattle.
I hate this song so passionately that it almost hurts. Very few times I wish I had a mute button for RP, but this is one of them. Other DM songs can be fine, but not this one. Not this one.
Like it by itself, love it remixed with their version of "Route 66"!
LOVE it, LOVE it, LOVE it -- first heard this back in the 90's when I lived in Seattle. I had to ask around to find a copy of this cut and an alternative record store on Broadway Ave on Capital Hill finally directed me to a compilation CD with a bunch of great alternative muzik by other artists. Oh, did I mention I LOVE this cut? :clap:
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Depeche Mode = DM. DP? Are you inadvertantly revealing more about your personal life than you'd really like to admit? :think: :silenced:
:whipit:
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Depeche Mode = DM. DP? Are you inadvertantly revealing more about your personal life than you'd really like to admit? :think: :silenced:
Belly laugh! Sick & wrong...
hippiechick wrote:
I like DP, but why does music like this always reminds me of Beetlejuice?!?
Depeche Mode = DM. DP? Are you inadvertantly revealing more about your personal life than you'd really like to admit? :think: :silenced:
Still very cool. The detachment in Gahan's voice is defining in so many ways.
I like DP, but why does music like this always reminds me of Beetlejuice?!?
awesome
Lonestar wrote:
Classic 'No one understands me' music.
I don't understand..... YOU!
Classic 'No one understands me' music.
Not one of the most successful remixes... original alot better imho.
quatsch wrote:
The Behind the Wheel/Route 66 Mega-Single Mix is even better.
Flagstaff, Arizona Don't forget Wynona Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino
Exile25 wrote:
Hey, never heard this version before. It is very refreshing.
The Behind the Wheel/Route 66 Mega-Single Mix is even better.
1987....music for the masses....I was only an 11 years old kid....looking at this strange anton corbjin video clip...that black&white shots....that music...so...melanchonicly warm but... unique and powerful at the same time....something happened inside that day...thank you guys!
ktnsb wrote:
So cold and dystopic. Listening to their work is as satisfying as licking concrete. If they only had something to say it might justify their contrived and dark urbanity. Oh well. No, thanks.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
So cold and dystopic. Listening to their work is as satisfying as licking concrete. If they only had something to say it might justify their contived and dark urbanity. Oh well. No, thanks.
chasech5 wrote:
Funny, I don't think I can listen to this song without wanting to whip anyone wearing black cherry lipstick.
Whatever trips your trigger, cheri. :wink:
Funny, I don't think I can listen to this song without wanting to whip anyone wearing black cherry lipstick. God, I HATE this song. Beanie wrote:
Wait. I don't think I can listen to this song without wearing black cherry lipstick and snorting a whip-it.
:beat: :fire: :frustrated: :no: :no: :no:
Dammit, I'm an unsuccessful DM-hater. :think: Likeable tune, anyway.
Beanie wrote:
Wait. I don't think I can listen to this song without wearing black cherry lipstick and snorting a whip-it.
Har!What ever happened to the wonderful world of whip-its?
Wait. I don't think I can listen to this song without wearing black cherry lipstick and snorting a whip-it.
Mari, we can also click the link to the song lyrics to get them as well. :beat: Mari wrote:
Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel Lyrics My little girl Drive anywhere Do what you want I don't care Tonight I'm in the hands....
Glockman45 wrote:
Do you have ears? Do you have speakers? Can you read lyrics? Do you know anything about the band as a whole? Not just David's past heroin problems, that were widely reported. Do you know who writes the songs? You are obviously not a fan, and that is OK, but educate yourself before you type a knee jerk reaction like your post. I think if you just peeled one layer of the onion off, you would know that your comment was out of line, and very incorrect. Why don't you read some of the lyrics and do it while YOU are NOT on heroin. I have never done it myself but I would guess that any music could be interpreted as ALL ABOUT HEROIN if you are high on it.
Hey, I just noticed: your reply is all about heroin!
I love the haunting melodrama of his voice in this song.
Glockman45 wrote:
Do you have ears? Do you have speakers? Can you read lyrics? Do you know anything about the band as a whole? Not just David's past heroin problems, that were widely reported. Do you know who writes the songs? You are obviously not a fan, and that is OK, but educate yourself before you type a knee jerk reaction like your post. I think if you just peeled one layer of the onion off, you would know that your comment was out of line, and very incorrect. Why don't you read some of the lyrics and do it while YOU are NOT on heroin. I have never done it myself but I would guess that any music could be interpreted as ALL ABOUT HEROIN if you are high on it.
Do you understand what ; ) means? ;)
Pyro wrote:
Despite all the negative comments, I LOVE THIS SONG.
Agreed.
psycholynx wrote:
Is this the D-mode song about heroine? Oh wait. They all are. ;)
Do you have ears? Do you have speakers? Can you read lyrics? Do you know anything about the band as a whole? Not just David's past heroin problems, that were widely reported. Do you know who writes the songs? You are obviously not a fan, and that is OK, but educate yourself before you type a knee jerk reaction like your post. I think if you just peeled one layer of the onion off, you would know that your comment was out of line, and very incorrect. Why don't you read some of the lyrics and do it while YOU are NOT on heroin. I have never done it myself but I would guess that any music could be interpreted as ALL ABOUT HEROIN if you are high on it.
This remix only gets a 6 from me, as well. The original would have been 7 or 8, as would the live version from 101.
I'm delighted that RP plays so much DM. This is a good song. Hold on: I think this is the Shep Pettibone remix, not the original off "Music for the Masses". I'll bring it down two notches to a 6 then.
Whoa, that rattling sound in the beginning of the song sounds really, really freaky with headphones on! 8O Still, I love this song, always did since the first time I heard it way back. Great video too. :)
Depesch-y!
lizardman_tcs wrote:
I honestly don't have any shame in saying that Music For the Masses is one of my favorite albums from the whole 80's music scene. I rated this one as "pretty good", though there are better tracks from the album like Sacred, Nothing, and Agent Orange
Agent Orange is a sublime track (looking meaningfully at my handle).
psycholynx wrote:
Is this the D-mode song about heroine? Oh wait. They all are. ;)
I don't think that anyone in the Depeche Mode cares much for heroines. Heroin, perhaps, but heroine, perhaps not......
dwhayslett wrote:
What makes you think your vote has anything to do with what is played here?
:clap: Eight