The Killers frontman on Depeche Mode’s 1993 album Songs Of Faith And Devotion.
“It brought a sense of danger and excitement into my adolescence. Nephi, Utah, where I was living at the time, had neither danger nor excitement. It’s heavy, melodic and dark. I still love it. I love the power of music. I bought it for $4.99. It was in a bucketful of cassettes at a truck stop called Flying J. I was already aware of the band, but by discovering this record all by myself it brought me closer to them. They became mine. Now, whenever there is a Killers song in a minor key, it can undoubtedly be traced back to Depeche Mode. Particularly this less cheery period of Depeche Mode. We actually called upon Flood [SOFAD’s producer] to help us out on Sam’s Town. And, of course, by this record Dave Gahan was one of the best frontmen.”