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Depeche Mode principal songwriter Martin Gore told The Sun April 3, 2009 that he thought that this midtempo stomper that touches on recovering from alcoholism is one of his favorite songs that he has ever written. Gore explained: "That and 'Little Soul' give the album a kind of thread. Both of those songs have a real spiritual feel, though we have to be really careful using that word. I really don't want to sound new-age with all this talk about giving up drinking. There's just a sort of spiritual feel to some of the tracks and that's why to Sounds of the Universe worked well as a title."
Frontman Dave Gahan told The Guardian March 21, 2009: "For me it represents the joy and ecstasy of everything looking better, tasting better, sounding better."
Richard Patrick of Filter
"Hey Man, Nice Shot" was nearly a Nine Inch Nails song, as Richard was working with Trent Reznor when he came up with it.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.