Martin Gore: history of fame, work in Depeche Mode, facts
Synth-pop band Depeche Mode became famous for the songs «Enjoy the Silence», «Personal Jesus» and many others. The compositions have become timeless, and the members of the group idols of all the young people of the '90s. Fans were attracted by the darkness and wistfulness of the songs, which were perfectly conveyed by Dave Gahan's voice and Martin Gore's lyrics.
This article is about the composer and songwriter Martinet Gorewhich became a source for Depeche Mode «golden» hits, as well as his creative development and work in the team.
Dislike of school and hometown
The future musician spent his childhood in the city of Basildon, in Sussex. The Depeche Mode songwriter's parents were simple people - his father was a worker in a «Ford» factory and his mother worked in a boarding house. In many interviews Gore noted that his childhood years were calmlywithout any overwhelming events. According to the singer, he grew up as a quiet child: at school he was withdrawn and had almost no friends, and at home he was always immersed in reading fairy tales. Later the musician admitted that he lacked confidence in himself, so he was not a notable student in school.
The school was for Gore safe place, and he really enjoyed doing various school things. With no interest in languages, Martin still managed to get good grades in German and go on an exchange to Germany, where country life on a farm appealed to him morethan a language exchange. Martin was looking for any opportunity to run away away from Basildon, as the future composer did not feel comfortable there.
Even at school, the boy began to show an interest in to music. As Gore recounted, he found his mother's old Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and other rock and roll kings of that era in the attic at home, and their music predetermined Martin's purpose in life. That's when he first picked up the guitar and began to learn the chords, but after a while he realized that he was drawn to other music. Synth-pop and techno came into his life with Disco 45 magazine and the bands Kraftwerk and The Human League. As a high school student, Martin had already tried his hand as a musician in Norman & The Worms along with Andrew Fletcher.
Playing on two fronts
After leaving school, Martin left Basildon for the capital of England and became a clerk in a bank. Gore's fascination with synth-pop amplifiedand to develop his musical skills, the future composer bought his first synthesizer Yamaha.
Gore was becoming a professional, and by the early 1980s he was famous musician in London. His talent was torn between two The bands were Composition of Sound, where Vince Clarke and Andy Fletcher played, and French Look. With time Martin paid more attention to the first group, and then he established himself as a permanent member. Now the singer took a full part in the fate of the band Dave GahanThe guys were impressed with his magical rendition of David Bowie's "Heroes.
The band began to gain popularity after their debut concert in 1980. Without a fancy show, the guys managed to attract The audience: the charismatic Gahan and Gore's unusual melodies created a style collective. Martin was not the composer at the time, as Clarke was the author of the lyrics. When Vince had already left Depeche Mode in 1981, Martin officially became a composer and songwriter.
«Martin has always been completely insane!»
With Clark's departure, the band strongly has changed: The compositions became darker and less carefree. Gore's lyrics touched on different themes, often very personal to himself. With the new turn in Depeche Mode's history came a different comprehension of their work, in which the individuality of the author of the texts was vividly expressed.
Martin was a truly memorable personality. On the very first tour, his bandmates were struck by his passion for reading: For the trip the musician took a suitcase full of books. In the mid-80s Depeche Mode began recording their third studio album "Construction Time Again", the compositions of which were now even harderthan before. Martin's personality and writing style were influenced by German industrial bands, as well as by life in West Berlin, where the musician felt freer than in England.
Over time, the lyrics became even more sarcastic and observant, and the musician's defiant antics even more eccentric. Gore would put on a black skirt and cape and walk through the streets of the city like that, or he would striptease in an expensive restaurant. At the same time there were rumors in the press about the musician's non-traditional orientation, but he did not give unambiguous answering journalists' questions. The German-inspired composer even gave interviews lying on the asphalt, which only emphasized his extravagance.
Martin's close friends often remarked that it was as if the singer was alive two different personalities: most of his life he is a shy introvert, but at parties he becomes a boisterous extrovert after taking alcohol. Alan Wilder claimed that life in Berlin unchained of a musician who was changing before his eyes. There was practically nothing left of his past image by the time of the recording of «Some Great Reward».
Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan repeatedly argued that Martin became a real dictator after the worldwide success of the band because rarely consulted with his colleagues about the songs. The singer also said that the poet indirectly influenced care from Alan Wilder's band in 1995. In addition, the keyboard player himself spoke in an interview about leaving because of undervalued his contribution to the development of the legendary group.
Despite the accusations, Martin did not consider himself violent and made his observations that Alan practically didn't show no of his own work. Later, however, Gore did decide to ask his colleagues about a possible new material for his eleventh album, Playing the Angel, and Gahan showed him about 20 songs he had written. This shocked and frightened the musician at the same time.
There was tension in the group, but the guys continued work. Martin has enough easily he was very happy with the departure of the keyboardist, even though at first he thought the Depeche Mode story had come to an end. Only after a while did the musician realize that it was worth continuing.
«It seemed to me that we we can't to work without Alan. And then at some point I remembered that he hadn't even been with us from the beginning. It was kind of a revelation, and we started making more music. Already on «Songs of Faith and Devotion» Alan was actively involved in other projects and helped put out albums other groups. He always I wanted to do that».
Father of three children
In the mid-90s, the musician married an actress of French descent Suzanne Boisvert. Soon the couple had a baby. three children: The eldest daughter Viva Lee Gore was born in 1991, and four years later the middle daughter Ava Lee Gore. In 2002, there was a new addition to the Gore family: Suzanne gave birth to a son, Kaylo Leon. Martin was wonderful father, despite his flamboyant image. He spent a lot of time with his children and his wife, but a couple of years after Keilo appeared, Martin and Suzanne filed for divorce. The composer expressed his feelings about it in a song dedicated to his children «Precious».
In 2014, Martin married again. His current bride was the actress Kerili Colorsand after a while the couple had two children, daughters Johnny Lee Gore and Mazzie Lee Gore.