Label: Rezerection - REZCD104 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation, Partially Mixed • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: Techno, Happy Hardcore, Gabber
On its own, "Behind the Wheel" was and is a prime Depeche Mode single. Remixed slightly for its single appearance, with a quicker One Truth One Way - Various - 信念に生きる男達 time and a more prominent, cleaner main percussion, it's still fine stuff, with Martin Gore 's tale of emotional control and direction still all in one piece. Shep Pettibone 's extended remix is a good effort -- clean and clinical and perfect for the dancefloor -- while the Beatmasters ratchet up the drama of the track with phone calls samples, rougher beats, and a new, nervous string-synth line.
What makes this single and the song itself even more notable in its own right is due to the B-side -- a take on the old mid-century standard "Route It feels like something thrown together to see what would stick, but works all the better for it, a retooling of the past for the future, with a brief snippet of music Rip The Wheels - Lenny Dee & Tom Wilson - Rez VI "Behind the Wheel" thrown in the middle on top of everything else.
This in turn led to a separate mix of both tracks combined that won the band mainstream American radio airplay. That specific mix isn't here, but two others are -- the Beatmasters take a spin with it while throwing in tons of car racing and game show samples along the way, while the "casualty" mix kicks up some more reasonable noise and groove.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Track Listing. Behind the Wheel. Martin Gore. Depeche Mode. Route Bobby Troup. Behind the Wheel Martin Gore.
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