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Depeche Mode — It's No Good
Album: Ultra
Avg rating:
7.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1835









Released: 1997
Length: 5:42
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I'm gonna take my time
I have all the time in the world
To make you mine
It is written in the stars above
The gods decree
You'll be right here by my side
Right next to me
You can run but you cannot hide

Don't say you want me
Don't say you need me
Don't say you love me
It's understood
Don't say you're happy
Out there without me
I know you can't be
'Cause it's no good

I'll be fine
I'll be waiting patiently
Until you see the signs
And come running to my open arms
When will you realise
Do we have to wait till our worlds collide
Open up your eyes
You can't turn back the tide

Don't say you want me
Don't say you need me
Don't say you love me
It's understood
Don't say you're happy
Out there without me
I know you can't be
'Cause it's no good

I'm gonna take my time
I have all the time in the world
To make you mine
It is written in the stars above

Don't say you want me
Don't say you need me
Don't say you love me
It's understood
Don't say you're happy
Out there without me
I know you can't be
'Cause it's no good
Don't say you want me
Don't say you need me
Don't say you love me
It's understood
Don't say you're happy
Out there without me
I know you can't be
'Cause it's no good
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 Synth80s wrote:
I’m the biggest Depeche Mode fan I know, and the album from which this song hails, Ultra, is arguably their best.

Yes, they had recently lost a big portion of their sonic creativity with the departure of Alan Wilder, and the other band members certainly has their struggles at the time, but end to end, it has a drive and creativity that they haven’t matched since (Playing The Angel is closest).

It may sound sacrilegious, but I prefer Ultra to Violator. Highly recommended if you don’t have it.
 

Me too. Martin was so ahead of it, lyrically and musically. And they also had Bomb The Bass as a producer. Groove was his middle name. :) Even the follow up, OWILM and Surrender were stellar songs, one of DM's best.

Sadly, I think Martin has lost the lyrical and musical focus and their latest album Spirit was mediocre at best, also grumpy and grim (and not in a good way). They should have ended their career on a high level with Delta Machine, IMO. But oh well, we'll see if they have any juice left in a possible future album.
 nicknt wrote:
Boring beyond imagination.
 

You and I, we live on different planets. 
 Synth80s wrote:
I’m the biggest Depeche Mode fan I know, and the album from which this song hails, Ultra, is arguably their best.

Yes, they had recently lost a big portion of their sonic creativity with the departure of Alan Wilder, and the other band members certainly has their struggles at the time, but end to end, it has a drive and creativity that they haven’t matched since (Playing The Angel is closest).

It may sound sacrilegious, but I prefer Ultra to Violator. Highly recommended if you don’t have it.
 

exactly what I think.
I would put Songs of faith and devotion in the second place :)
Depeche Mode are not without honour, save in their own land.
Boring beyond imagination.
 Synth80s wrote:
I’m the biggest Depeche Mode fan I know, and the album from which this song hails, Ultra, is arguably their best.

Yes, they had recently lost a big portion of their sonic creativity with the departure of Alan Wilder, and the other band members certainly has their struggles at the time, but end to end, it has a drive and creativity that they haven’t matched since (Playing The Angel is closest).

It may sound sacrilegious, but I prefer Ultra to Violator. Highly recommended if you don’t have it.
 

Wow.  Lossless, a set of Sony WH-1000XMS3 and this?  Never heard it so well.
I'm in heaven, first Muse sounding like Depeche then the mighty Mode themselves and my favorite track of theirs too! It's very good!
{#Dancingbanana_2} All day long!
...cause its so good
Simply sublime
{#Dancingbanana_2} {#Propeller}
I’m the biggest Depeche Mode fan I know, and the album from which this song hails, Ultra, is arguably their best.

Yes, they had recently lost a big portion of their sonic creativity with the departure of Alan Wilder, and the other band members certainly has their struggles at the time, but end to end, it has a drive and creativity that they haven’t matched since (Playing The Angel is closest).

It may sound sacrilegious, but I prefer Ultra to Violator. Highly recommended if you don’t have it.
I had to double check this wasnt Tears for Fears, at first
After years and years, this tune became my DM favorite. I find all the sooner stuff so weak, with quite flat sound...
This one really rocks and has balls, at last!
Man, I remember such FUN because I had this band's songs on my Walkman-gear my 1st time in Oz, back in '90. THEY rock DARKLY
DM seems to get better as time goes on, both old and new stuff.
This is a great album to listen to on headphones and bicycle trails with.

Seamless transition from Stereo MCs!


I love this song. That bass line is awesome.
Depeche Meh
 
 markybx wrote:
I never rated Depeche Mode back in the day, but now I realise they rock.{#Bananajam}

 
Likewise. However, I've just this second bought the cd...
10.
Perfect help to get the blood a flowin on a cold snowie Monday morning!  {#Sunny}
Just downloaded Radio Paradise and four songs in, I think I may have just found Radio Paradise literally. This is GREAT. {#Music}
I never rated Depeche Mode back in the day, but now I realise they rock.{#Bananajam}
DM!! Yeah!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 kcar wrote:
Besson's "Leon: the Professional" with Jean Reno was amazing. Loved Gary Oldman in that—brilliant actor.

 
Don't forget a very young Natalie Portman!
Outstanding Example of an era of changes
I like some DM hither and yon, but this is not one of them.
Lacklustre, except the ending groove. 
 elduderino wrote:
best DM song ever!!!!

 

I wouldn't say the best...but definately up there.
best DM song ever!!!!

Band on the run - downhill!

No - not with this song! 


{#Notworthy} {#Drool} {#Sunny}
 socalhol wrote:
The video for this song is VERY funny (maybe especially to me and other hardcore fans).  Love that they don't take themselves too seriously.

and PS - I love Luc Besson's Nikita (.....na-KEEE-tahhh...)

 
Yes! Just watched this again. I'm sure the guys enjoyed poking fun at themselves. Gahan has the lounge lizard act down perfectly; the disgusted looks that the "girls" throw him are hysterical. 

DM isn't for everyone. They always struck me as the logical extension and conclusion of the New Romantic movement in '80s pop, with dance and goth cultures thrown in for that dark edgy touch. A band can keep that up only for so long and their fanbase grows out of that kind of music. 

I only remember bits and pieces of Besson's "Nikita." I remember laughing my ass off when Nikita starts to receive martial arts training and slaps the hell out of her instructor thanks to her superior hand speed. The American version with Bridget Fonda was pretty lame, wasn't it?

Besson's "Leon: the Professional" with Jean Reno was amazing. Loved Gary Oldman in that--brilliant actor.
 jhorton wrote:
Ha, had no idea there were so many, " La Femme Nakita," fans out there. I loved this series way back in the days of the corporate radio machine, every episode was scored with tremendous music that I had never heard of before!

Just an FYI for you Nakitaheads out there, the entire series is now available for purchase on iTunes, although it is a bit pricey.

And I just watched the original Luc Besson film for free on Hulu last week, definitely worth a re-take! 

 

one of the better things T.V. has had since the golden years of live stuff.{#Crashcomp}
Back in the day, that was not my fav. music. But now, i feel very good with this classic tune!
Likey me some DM!
Just what I needed. Thank you Dear RP!
The video for this song is VERY funny (maybe especially to me and other hardcore fans).  Love that they don't take themselves too seriously.

and PS - I love Luc Besson's Nikita (.....na-KEEE-tahhh...)
Ha, had no idea there were so many, " La Femme Nakita," fans out there. I loved this series way back in the days of the corporate radio machine, every episode was scored with tremendous music that I had never heard of before!

Just an FYI for you Nakitaheads out there, the entire series is now available for purchase on iTunes, although it is a bit pricey.

And I just watched the original Luc Besson film for free on Hulu last week, definitely worth a re-take! 
 sirdroseph wrote:
No, naw, uh-uh, nay, nien, nyet, nope, nah, negatory, negative........just no {#No}
 
I have a different experience...
Awesome to hear some Mode on RP!
So glad to hear Depeche Mode on RP.
Such important band in my youth...brings back a lot of good memories  {#Wink}
Indeed it isn't
Itsnogoodisverygood!
 Imkirok wrote:
I've searched high and low for LFN reruns on cable, but don't see it anymore.  Oxygen network used to carry it.  Does anyone know if it is on TV anymore?  It was such a great show.
 
As far as I know, it's totally defunct. Your only option is to purchase all the seasons on DVD (and there are scant extras, but who cares? The show itself is worth to cost.) Warner Brothers totally dropped the ball on this show. And I'm not surprised.

I've searched high and low for LFN reruns on cable, but don't see it anymore.  Oxygen network used to carry it.  Does anyone know if it is on TV anymore?  It was such a great show.


 fredriley wrote:

Thanks for that, though it's taken me aback a bit - this is the kind of adulation/obsession/devotion that defines a series as "cult", right enough. Reminds me of those (including myself) who followed The Prisoner, many of whom went seriously over the top in their devotion, and indeed there are still annual Prisoner get-togethers at Portmeirion, so I've heard.

I never saw the TV series La Femme Nikita, but vaguely remember the original (Luc Besson?) film in French which was disturbing and genre-busting. I must make a point of getting it out of my local library to watch it again.

 
I edited my original post because apparently, my cat sat on the keyboard and deleted a bunch of stuff, so my comments didn't make a lot of sense. (Maybe they still don't.)  As for the conventions, they were discontinued in around 2000.  The original Luc Besson film was a lot darker and more violent than the series.  He has an exceptional talent as a director, though. {#Mrgreen}
 Cynaera wrote:

Actually, the television series was light-years better than the movies.  Lots of cutting-edge music (ever heard of Rhea's Obsession?  Vibrolux? Two excellent Canadian bands whose songs were used in the series. And they're just really nice people, too.)  To my knowledge, the conventions stopped in about 2002 (the series was cancelled in 1999 but was brought back for an additional eight episodes by a rabid fan base. At one point, people were sending broken television sets to Peter Roth's office owned the copyright to the show and didn't even know it> with notes saying, "Won't be needing this anymore, since LFN has been cancelled."  It drove him a little bit nuts.)

I recommend at least renting the first season of the series (NOT the new one which is WB's blatant attempt to cash in on what they let slip through their fingers the first time) but the one with Peta Wilson, Roy Dupuis, Don Francks, Matthew Ferguson, and the incredibly gorgeous Alberta Watson. It's worth a look.  And a listen - tons of great music, not the least of which is Sean Callery's score. (He's a nice guy, too.)

 
Thanks for that, though it's taken me aback a bit - this is the kind of adulation/obsession/devotion that defines a series as "cult", right enough. Reminds me of those (including myself) who followed The Prisoner, many of whom went seriously over the top in their devotion, and indeed there are still annual Prisoner get-togethers at Portmeirion, so I've heard.

I never saw the TV series La Femme Nikita, but vaguely remember the original (Luc Besson?) film in French which was disturbing and genre-busting. I must make a point of getting it out of my local library to watch it again.

 fredriley wrote:

Convention? Are there really conferences dedicated to this TV series? I've never seen it, but have seen the film, and have heard that the TV series isn't a patch on the film. Is this a cult series along the lines of, say, Buffy or The Prisoner?

Great DM number - 9 from the Nottingham jury.

 
Actually, the television series was light-years better than the movies.  Lots of cutting-edge music (ever heard of Rhea's Obsession?  Vibrolux? Two excellent Canadian bands whose songs were used in the series. And they're just really nice people, too.)  To my knowledge, the conventions stopped in about 2002 (the series was cancelled in 1999 but was brought back for an additional eight episodes by a rabid fan base. At one point, people were sending broken television sets to Peter Roth's office with notes saying, "Won't be needing this anymore, since LFN has been cancelled."  It drove him a little bit nuts.) Warner Brothers owned the copyright to the show and they didn't even KNOW it.

I recommend at least renting the first season of the series (NOT the new one which is WB's blatant attempt to cash in on what they let slip through their fingers the first time) but the one with Peta Wilson, Roy Dupuis, Don Francks, Matthew Ferguson, and the incredibly gorgeous Alberta Watson. It's worth a look.  And a listen - tons of great music, not the least of which is Sean Callery's score. (He's a nice guy, too.)


One of the best DM songs, I rate with 2.....No,but sure it is one of my best sucko barfos.
 Cynaera wrote:
The first time I ever heard this song was at a "La Femme Nikita" convention in Toronto in about 1998.
 
Convention? Are there really conferences dedicated to this TV series? I've never seen it, but have seen the film, and have heard that the TV series isn't a patch on the film. Is this a cult series along the lines of, say, Buffy or The Prisoner?

Great DM number - 9 from the Nottingham jury.

 1wolfy wrote:
Sounds really good with the volume up
 

sure does

One of my favorite bicycling albums on the ipod
A big yyyeeeeaaaAAAAAaaahhh for me.
Thank you, Bill!
The first time I ever heard this song was at a "La Femme Nikita" convention in Toronto in about 1998. It was playing at full volume, and all I could think was, "Holy crap - I think my heart just vibrated out of my body through my mouth."  I didn't know it was Depeche Mode, but someone at the con told me, and I bought the CD right away.  That bass-line just rocks me.  A lot of the music of "La Femme Nikita" was Canadian artists and cutting-edge techno. Man, I miss that show...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Bill!{#Sunny}
No, naw, uh-uh, nay, nien, nyet, nope, nah, negatory, negative........just no {#No}
 Sloggydog wrote:
What is this Gouda? Mature Cheddar? I'm not sure but its definitely a bit of cheese.  The odd bit of cheese is OK though.
 

Cheese makes everything better, like butter...so if this is "cheese", it would be fine aged Parmesan, the King of Cheeses!
Stick a knife in it, melt it, pour it on!
great groove going on at the end of this track
What is this Gouda? Mature Cheddar? I'm not sure but its definitely a bit of cheese.  The odd bit of cheese is OK though.
Oh Harriet that's just about the biggest mirror ball I've ever seen...!

 Why yes Howard. Can we dance ? Do you still remember how we did the
 "John Travolta + Olivia Newton-John" ?
Oh look, there's Danny and Cha-Cha !!
 

 andrewimft wrote:
Ah, Depressed Mode. This tune is kinda catchy from that gothy gloomy bunch.
  Always liked DM much more than The Cure ... talking about gloomy gothy groups.


No, it isn't.

Just got our tickets for DM at Red Rocks on Aug. 28.  Nothing like an AARP gathering, rocking out!  Don't bogart that joint, grandpa!  {#Cowboy}


Blunt and arrogant.. great track!
Moste Exellente.
 d00kie wrote:
Depeche Mode's origins can be traced back to 1977 Nothin like RP amd Wiki to kill time, learn useless musical trivia facts, and avoid actually working!
 
You're funny dookie {#Tongue}
bronorb wrote:

God, does it ever stop?


Nope.  Isn't that great!?!


God, does it ever stop?


{#Bounce}
 andrewimft wrote:
Ah, Depressed Mode.

This tune is kinda catchy from that gothy gloomy bunch.
 
Naw..It's no good!

Veto.
 dctrpunda wrote:
LY BAD.. Sorry, never liked his voice.

 
Not too sure what you're trying to say here but I accept your apology. 

9/10  
Ah, Depressed Mode. This tune is kinda catchy from that gothy gloomy bunch.
d00kie wrote:
Depeche Mode's origins can be traced back to 1977 :eyes: Nothin like RP amd Wiki to kill time, learn useless musical trivia facts, and avoid actually working!
That makes the two of us!! :whistle:
majestic!
shake that ass Dave Gahan!
You're damn right it's no good
dctrpunda wrote:
LY BAD.. Sorry, never liked his voice.
"I never apologise! Sorry Lisa, it's just the way I am!" Why do people feel the need to apologise for their opinion?
puts me in mind of Lullaby by the cure
Heh, I always used this song for ringing out rooms when I was an audio geek. I knocked over an EV SX-500 once with this once (it was precariously perched, and the thump put it over the edge...)
:sunny:
Sounds really good with the volume up
Depeche Mode's origins can be traced back to 1977 :eyes: Nothin like RP amd Wiki to kill time, learn useless musical trivia facts, and avoid actually working!
Makes me want to go buy a new car with a killer stereo and drive around like those annoying kids with the booming bass coming out of their windows. Or go to a club. Either or.
davin wrote:
OUTSTANDING
LY BAD.. Sorry, never liked his voice.
ok now THIS is crap :puke:
OH YES davin wrote:
OUTSTANDING
OUTSTANDING
electronicthroat wrote:
I love this song. It's great while driving, especially with the bass turned up. It doesn't have the same affect on these crappy computer speakers at the office.
DM has always been great for driving tunes...
cathenley wrote:
Talk about memories...HOLLYWOOD in the early 80's :hearteyes:
DOH, it came out in the late 1990's! Yikes.
I like that driving, rolling groove. 7
Talk about memories...HOLLYWOOD in the early 80\'s :hearteyes:
lmic wrote:
Funny, I feel just the opposite, only song so I've heard by them so far I like. Different strokes. 8
I was going to give it a 4 (at office....on crappy speakers) only to find out I had given it an 8 at home (good speakers). Hmmmmm...it's all beginning to make sense......
I love this song. It's great while driving, especially with the bass turned up. It doesn't have the same affect on these crappy computer speakers at the office.
ThirdRail_33 wrote:
I generally like DM, but this is weak......4
Funny, I feel just the opposite, only song so I've heard by them so far I like. Different strokes. 8
bigB_3 wrote:
Are you saying "It's No Good"? :rolleyes:
:mrgreen: :dancingbanana_2: 9
ThirdRail_33 wrote:
I generally like DM, but this is weak......4
Are you saying "It's No Good"? :rolleyes:
I generally like DM, but this is weak......4
The video for this song is particularily good. It is a rare show of Depeche Mode having a sense of humour and irony: Click me! :smile:
Help! My crap-o-meter is redlining.
I love DM. This is bloody awful though.
Greatness....
The other day, a co-worker in his mid-twenties (about my age), asked me who was playing in the overhead. He looked at the display and said, "Dipetchy Mode?" :doh: I almost laughed in his face (ok, I did a little) and said, "How old are you?" oy... I admit I was unaware of the 80s, but I know who the band is!!
Oh, I do like Depeche Mode. As the subtitle of their latest album, Playing the Angel, has it: "Pain And Suffering In Various Tempos".
jah_blessed wrote:
The song title says it all.
I like this song, but this rip is amusing....
Glockman45 wrote:
Say are you George MIchael? Butt sore? How did rehab go? Meet any fine dudes in there? I hope you wore a condom.
I have no clue what you're talking about, but how did shock therapy go?
My favourite DM album and the best song from it. Someone mentioned below that this is perfect for night time driving. Agree completly.
jah_blessed wrote:
The song title says it all.
Say are you George MIchael? Butt sore? How did rehab go? Meet any fine dudes in there? I hope you wore a condom.
Whoa.... stop what you're doing and slowly back away from the computer - easy now and nobody will get hurt. UltraNurd wrote:
This album cover reminds me how much fun it is to whisper sweet digital nothings over a parallel port and make the LED number blocks dance.
Perfect theme :daisy: for those all night road trips, at 4:00am through a desert nightscape.
The song title says it all.
-relayer- wrote:
Probably one of DM's weakest tunes. Meh.
uber ho-hum
This album cover reminds me how much fun it is to whisper sweet digital nothings over a parallel port and make the LED number blocks dance.
Depressed Mode + Duran Duran + Tears For Fears = this song. Not that it's bad. At least a 6'er. :ask:
lathyris wrote:
Your cat needs to go eat cat food and shut its trap -- this song is great!
Your cat needs to go eat cat food and shut its trap -- this song is great! liser wrote:
My cat agrees - meh.
Depeche Mode and Morning Musume... that would be hot! :group-hug:
thanks bill! more DM!
-relayer- wrote:
Probably one of DM's weakest tunes. Meh.
My cat agrees - meh.
I always thought these guys would be great for the title song in a James Bond movie.