Enjoy the Silence | One Lone Car

People who are maybe in their mid-30s really love it, or maybe people in their late 20s. We played it at a show—I think it was at the Creepy Crawl—and we got done playing it for a bunch of kids and I don’t think hardly anybody clapped.

One Lone Car is a great local pop band that brings a great original mix of piano/guitar to the stage. Though the four band members are fairly young—some still in their teens—the sound is strong and sophisticated with top-notch vocals and musicianship. The group’s lineup included Andy Herrin (drums), Neal Klein (guitar), Dei Plegge (vocals, guitar, piano), and Michael Hickey (bass). I spoke with the band about their version of “Enjoy the Silence.”

Do you feel that your version of “Enjoy the Silence” was more inspired by the original Depeche Mode version or the Matthew Good Band’s version which followed?

AH: It was kind of inspired by both. Me and Dei were really huge Mathew Good Band fans and we heard that version back in 1999. And Neal was a huge Depeche Mode fan, so we kind of combined the two.

NK: I always loved the Depeche Mode version and the Violator album, but I heard the Mathew Good version and I was really impressed.

AH: And it’s not exactly like it, but it’s pretty damn close. It was on a rare imported disc. It was a three-track EP release so it’s really hard to find but we play it and people might recognize it, so that’s cool.

Do people seem to enjoy it when you play it at your shows?

AH: Yeah. Especially a lot of older people seem to like it. People who are maybe in their mid-30s really love it, or maybe people in their late 20s. We played it at a show—I think it was at the Creepy Crawl—and we got done playing it for a bunch of kids and I don’t think hardly anybody clapped.

DP: I think there was one person in the back shouting, “Yeah” and thought it was the greatest thing in the world. Then we played it at the Hi-Pointe and that was the show that got us in the PLAYBACK:stl “Three to See”; you mentioned that song in the article.

AH: Yeah, there was one person in the back who was just freaking out. But yeah, we played it at the Creepy Crawl and it went terribly, and then the Emergenza battle of the bands Hi-Pointe show came up and we decided to do it again. Thankfully, we did.

Do you fit pretty well with the kind of music that a band like Depeche Mode plays?

NK: Yeah, I think we kind of have a new wave sound. A lot of older people seem to like us.

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