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Depeche Mode 'Useless' 1997



Depeche Mode


Single:  

Useless


Label:  

Depeche Mode  

MUTE


Catalog number:  

BONG28


Release date:  

20 October 1997


Producer:  

Tim Simenon


Design of single:  

Anton Corbijn, Area


Formats edition:  

12"LP

CD

LCD


UK chart:  

28 position



DEPECHE MODE:


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Dave Gahan


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Martin Gore


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Andy Fletcher




PRESS RELEASE


Depeche Mode



"Useless"



Released: 20th October 1997



Depeche Mode will release 'Useless', the fourth single from their acclaimed chart topping 'Ultra' album on October 20th. The single features mixes from dance luminaries such as CJ Bolland, Kruder + Dorfmiester, Carl Craig and Mute's master of cool and sophistication Barry Adamson, plus a new single mix by Alan Moulder.


On a technological tip each of the two CD's of the single is enhanced with CD ROM capabilities and includes the full videos to 'Barrel Of A Gun' (CD1) and 'It's No Good' (CD2). 'Useless' was written by Martin Gore, produced by Tim Simenon and features performances by guest musician Doug Wimbish (bass), Gota Yashiki (drums), Keith Le Blanc (drums) and Danny Cummings (percussion).


A video for the song was recently shot in Wales by photographer/director and long-time Depeche Mode collaborator Anton Corbijn.


Featuring Dave Gahan's pensive vocals, a driving backbeat and a dirty, bluesy guitar riff by Gore, 'Useless' is the hardest rocking track on the album 'Ultra'.


'Ultra' has sold in excess of 3 million copies since release in April and topped the charts in eight countries, including the UK. The band are currently working on new material in the studio and planning a world tour for 1998, their first for nearly five years Depeche Mode are Dave Gahan (vocals), Martin Gore (guitars, vocals) and Andy Fletcher (keyboards).


'Useless' is released by Mute on October 20th on CD, LCD and 12" formats.



CDBONG28



1. Useless - remix (Alan Moulder)


2. Useless - Escape from Wherever: Parts 1 & 2! (Barry Adamson)


3. Useless - Cosmic Blues Mix (Paul Valentine)


4. Barrel Of A Gun - Video



LCDBONG28



1. Useless - CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Mix


2. Useless - The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session


3. Useless - Live


4. It's No Good - video



12BONG28



Side A



1. Useless - The Kruder + Dorfmiester Session



Side AA



2. Useless - CJ Bolland Funky Sub mix


3. Useless - Air 20 Mix (Carl Craig)





VINYL RELEASE


12" single (12BONG28) UK



Side A



A1)   "Useless" (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session ™) 09:10



Side AA



AA1)   "Useless" (CJ Bolland Funky Sub Mix) 05:38


AA2)   "Useless" (Air 20 Mix) 07:56





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 230280


Label Code:   LC5834


Other:   Made in Great Britain


Runout Side A:   12 BONG 28 - AI PR-M The Exchange


Runout Side B:   12 BONG 28 - AAI PR-M The Exchange


Vinyl record format:   33 ⅓ rpm





Cover: Made in Great Britain. Sticker black.







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CD RELEASE


CD single (CDBONG28) UK



1)   "Useless" (Remix) 04:53


2)   "Useless" (Escape from Wherever: Parts 1 & 2) 07:17


3)   "Useless" (Cosmic Blues Mix) 06:57


4)   "Barrel Of A Gun" - Video





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 630288


Other:   Made in Great Britain


Runout:   C7700 CDBONG 28 /ENHANCED NIMBUS 1:0


Mastering SID Code:   IFPI L122


Mould SID Code:   ifpi 2316





Cover: Made in Great Britain. Label Code: LC 5834. Comes in standard jewel case.







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CD RELEASE


Limited CD single (LCDBONG28) UK



1)   "Useless" (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Mix) 06:03


2)   "Useless" (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session ™) 09:10


3)   "Useless" (Live)(Live 04.10.1997 Adrenalin Village) 05:21


4)   "It's No Good" - Video





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 930289


Label Code:   LC 5834


Other:   Made in Great Britain


Runout:   C7701 LCDBONG 28/ENHANCED ::. 1:0 [NIMBUS logo]


Mastering SID Code:   IFPI L122


Mould SID Code:   ifpi 2319





Cover: Made in Great Britain. Comes in standard jewel case.







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PROMO


Promo Track



01.   "Useless" (Edit)(CD Reprise US) 04:44


02.   "Useless" (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Edit)(RCD Mute UK) 04:06


03.   "Useless" (Kruder + Dorfmeister Remix (Full Version))(RCD Reprise US) 09:56


04.   "Useless" (Cosmic Blues Edited Mix)(RCD Mute UK) 07:56








VIDEO RELEASE


Useless



Release 20 October 1997


Written by Martin L. Gore


Produced by Tim Simenon


Video directed by Anton Corbijn






AUDIO | RELEASES


PRODUCTION DETAILS TRACKS



"Useless" (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session™) 09:10  •  Re-recorded and mixed at G-Stone Studio 2. Mastered at G-Stone Studio 3. Remixed by Kruder and Dorfmeister.


"Useless" (CJ Bolland Funky Sub Mix) 05:38  •  Re-recorded and mixed at the "Bed-Side Lab" in Belgium, by C.J. Bolland.


"Useless" (Air 20 Mix) 07:56  •  Remix and production by Carl Craig 4 Planet E, Detriot. Manipulated @ Emlas.


"Useless" (Remix) 04:53  •  Remixed by Alan Moulder and Daniel Miller at Whitfield St. Studios, London.


"Useless" (Escape from Wherever: Parts 1 and 2) 07:17  •  Additional production and remix by Mr. Adamson. Technical assistance by Steve Browell.


"Useless" (Cosmic Blues Mix) 06:57  •  Remixed & produced by Cosmic Blues at Watashi Tachi No Studios, London.


"Useless" (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Mix) 06:03  •  Re-recorded and mixed at the "Bed-Side Lab" in Belgium, by C.J. Bolland.


"Useless" (Live) 05:21  •  Engineered by Will Shapland. Recorded by Manor Mobile Studios. Mixed by Q Engstrom at Air Studios. Live sequencing by Kerry Hopwood. Additional musicians: Dave Clayton - keyboards, Christian Eigner - drums.


"Useless" (Edit) 04:44  •  Produced by Tim Simenon. Mixed by Tim Simenon and Q. Engineered by Q. Programming by Kerry Hopwood. Keyboards and Keyboard programming by Dave Clayton. Assisted by Paul Hicks, Guy Massey, Lee Fitzgerald, Tom Rixton, Gary Forde, Lee Phillips, Jamie Campbell, Jim, Greg, Audie Chamberlain and Robbie Kazandijan. Mastered by Mike Marsh at The Exchange. Drums by Gota Yashiki and Keith Le Blanc. Percussion by Danny Cummings. Bass by Doug Wimbish.


"Useless" (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Edit) 04:06  •  Re-recorded and mixed at the "Bed-Side Lab" in Belgium, by C.J. Bolland.


"Useless" (Kruder + Dorfmeister Remix (Full Version)) 09:56  •  Re-recorded and mixed at G-Stone Studio 2. Mastered at G-Stone Studio 3. Remixed by Kruder and Dorfmeister.


"Useless" (Cosmic Blues Edited Mix) 07:56  •  Remixed & produced by Cosmic Blues at Watashi Tachi No Studios, London.





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Depeche Mode


Hacking


Hacking The Useless CD Single



The following are instructions on how to hack your "Useless" CD single, in order to play the multimedia content.



Depeche Mode, here are the instructions on how to "hack" the Useless CD single (both UK and US), so as to view the videos without having to use the interface supplied on the enhanced CD's.



The Mute UK Useless single - how to hack it (Mac)



*ADVANCE WARNING!!!* If you don't know how to use the Mac program ResEdit, do NOT attempt the following instructions! depechemode.com will NOT be held responsible for any damage to your computer! The following instructions are only for people who fully grasp how to use ResEdit! With that said, let's begin.


If you are on a Mac, you need to first go to your Quicktime Settings control panel. Under "Autoplay", disable the autoplay CD-Roms checkbox. Next, put the CD into your CD Rom drive, and wait for about 40 seconds or so. When the icon finally appears, and you can move your mouse, drag the icon onto your hard drive. This will copy the contents to your hard drive (70 to 90 MEG, so make sure you have the room). After it is done copying, use ResEdit. Under ResEdits' File/Get File Folder Info menu, go to the new "USELESS" folder that was created on your hard drive by the previous step. Inside, you'll find a folder labelled "External". Click on the "Open" button, and when the little window pops up, *uncheck* the "invisible" box. Save your changes, then close/Quit ResEdit. When you go back to the "USELESS" folder, you'll now find a folder called "External", which has a file called 2X.MOV in it. This will either be the Quicktime clip of "It's No Good", or Barrel Of A Gun" (depending on which CD you put in). Double click, and enjoy. Tip provided by Daniel "The BRAT" Barassi (depechemode.com webmaster).



The Mute UK Useless single - how to hack it! (Mac #2)



If you are a Mac user, and you own a copy of Macromedia's Director program (it's used to author CD roms, presentations, and Shockwave material found on the web), you'll find that the people that made the Useless CD rom were able to hide the folder that had the Quicktime clip, but accidentally left visible their source code. If you have Director, you can simply double click on the "main.dir" file to access their Director script. You can then proceed to extract the background that they use for the CD rom. If you have purchased the CD roms, but don't own Director, simply click here to get a JPEG of the background picture from CD1, or click here to get a JPEG of the background picture from CD2. Feel free to use the backgrounds as wallpaper for your computer monitor. Tip provided by Daniel "The BRAT" Barassi (depechemode.com webmaster).



The Mute UK Useless single - how to hack it! (Windows)



With the CD in your CD rom drive, use Windows Explorer to find the "EXTERNAL" folder on the CD. Inside of that folder will be a file called 2X.MOV in it. This will either be the Quicktime clip of "It's No Good", or Barrel Of A Gun" (depending on which CD you put in). To play, simply move the file to your hard drive, and then use your favorite Quicktime player to see the clip. If Windows Explorer doesn't work, you can always try thumbing through the disc in DOS. Tip provided by Chad Weatherford.



The Reprise US Useless single - how to hack it! (Windows)



Stephen B. (surgat@iname.com) has suggested a new way to hack the US Useless/Home single for windows. Here is his idea:


The only trick besides what Chad Weathford suggested is to not have Win95 "hide" hidden and system files.


To reveal these files one must double click My Computer and select VIEW, OPTIONS and then select the VIEW tab and click "Show all files".




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