Friday, March 17, 2006


When Vince Clarke left Depeche Mode in 1981, DM struggled for a while only to overtake Clarke´s projects saleswise. But that doesn’t mean that Vince wasn’t succesful at all. On the contrary, teaming up with Alison Moyet, the very unlike pair created a lasting legacy as YAZOO (YAZ in the US) and “Don’t go” is perhaps the most played 80´s dance song ever. Yazoo released two albums before they parted. After a brief encounter with Irish singer Fergal Sharkey, with whom Vince formed THE ASSEMBLY in order to release a once-off single “Never, Never”, Vince Clarke asked vocalists to come forward for auditions for another venture.

Andy Bell came forward and got the gig – Erasure was born. That was back in 1986 and ever since the duo released smash hits and great, timeless tunes and there is no end in sight.

Read about their 2005 show on and listen to:

Erasure – Hits
Erasure – Nightbird

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