Day 17: It’s Understood

Day 17 – Your Favorite Song to Hear Live

I’ve already picked “Walking in my Shoes” and “Never Let Me Down Again” in other posts, and I’m saving some other live favorites for other answers. I’m not allowed to duplicate in my challenge (that’s what makes it a challenge!). Most recently I would have to say “It’s No Good.” I loved it live in 2001, and loved it even more in 2009-2010. With a crunchy bass and analogue sound, it was a fresh revisit to a DM classic. When Mart added a new pedal to the song midway through Tour of the Universe, it enhanced the gritty appeal. Definitely a highlight of the last tour’s setlist for me!


Amanda is an enthusiastic, globe-trotting Mode fan who discovered the band in late 1998. Although she often feels like she got a late start in the Depeche Mode's career, she's survived nearly 20 years of the fandom, five new albums and multiple meetings with her love for the band intact (and stronger than ever). Amanda is a life-long creative, a classically trained graphic designer, working professionally as a User Experience Designer for one of the world's largest technology companies. When not at work or traveling for Depeche, she enjoys character illustration, comics, movies and Japanese Culture. And cats. Lots of Cats.