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It was during this period that cracks began to appear on the polished surface that was the Mode machine. And they were affecting everyone. Dave's drug dependency was making him more introverted than ever (except on stage) and it was rare to see him venture from his dressing room after a show or out on the town. "Of course, everybody was concerned about his welfare but addicts are notoriously difficult to dissuade from their cause unless they themselves really want to change." explains Alan, "At the time Dave wasn't in that frame of mind and therefore any advice given to him fell on deaf ears." It certainly didn't help matters when Primal Scream joined as support for the American leg in April.