''I really like this track. Occasionally in our career we've stepped on the wrong side of commerciality, not very often, and 'Strangelove' is just on the right side. It’s like "Enjoy The Silence", it’s just on the right side of commerciality. There’s a line and if you step over it too far it becomes bland pop music." - Martin Gore
"The only thing that comes to mind about 'Strangelove' is the amount of time we spent on recording it and the discussions it caused. I can't even say how many times we had to redo it. We had to change the bass line at least a hundred times. We also had a lot of percussion that we ended up removing. In fact, the problem was that we decided it would become a single before even recording it and that complicated things. We wanted to do it well, and all that for a result which, in my opinion, is not excellent. The live version is much more satisfying." - Alan Wilder
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