The other day I watched the DVD that comes packaged with The Depeche Mode remaster of Construction Time Again and John Foxx gets mentioned in the interview with Gareth Jones.

Seems Gareth did not want to meet DM because he thought they were too 'pop'. Gareth says in the interview: ' my mentor and colleague John Foxx' told him to go meet them. 'Metamatic' gets a mention also, as well as a passing reference to The Garden studio.