Featuring exclusive commentary with Erasure’s Andy Bell and Vincent Clarke. Erasure created some of the greatest synth pop classic of the 80s and 90s and it’s criminal that they haven’t had scores of hits here in America, because literally every song they write is luscious synth pop ear candy drenched in equal parts melancholy and unadulterated joy. Celebrating this unique band.
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I was thinking the other day about vocal range. I was thinking of vocal range because I was thinking of Andy Bell of Erasure. Is there a singer who has a greater vocal range in pop music?
Andy can go from 1st gear to eighth gear in like 2.5 seconds. It’s amazing! It’s like Synth pop Gospel. That’s exactly what Erasure is Synth Pop Gospel.. Andy Bell and Vince Clarke of Erasure are a two headed monster, hit writing machine, And it’s criminal that they haven’t had at least 30 hits here in America, because literally every song they write is luscious synth pop ear candy drenched in equal parts melancholy and unadulterated joy. Everybody has their mount rushmore of certain genres of music, my mount rushmore of new wave was always Depeche Mode, The Smiths, The Cure and Erasure with honorable mentions for tears for fears and New Order. As the years went by, my obsession with Erasure would grow. Again kids today just don’t understand how incredible it was to wait for new music to come out, especially music like this that was so underground. it was like contraband. It was truly special. Because bands like Depeche Mode, the Smiths, The Cure and Erasure, these were our bands, they understood us. they spoke our language.
They were both so humble and pure, it was definitely a highlight of my career.
Having said that her is my Erasure fiver: My top 5 Erasure recorded performance:
#5 Chorus from 1991, The album Chorus hit #1 in the UK and the song hit #3 there. Here in the states it hit #83 which is blasphemous, but it did hit #4 on the Modern Rock chart. This is uptempo synth pop masterpiece is so catchy that when my little boy was 3 years old he’d say Daddy will you play the fishes in the sea song. It’s true brilliance is in it’s bridge where it so poetic and moving it’s lift you right off the ground.
#4 If I Could, this is an album track from the the Circus album, It was re-recorded along with several other songs with orchestral arrangements by british composer Andrew Poppy. for Two ring Circus and that’s my Favorite version. the arrangement by Poppy combined with Andy Bell’s heart aching retelling is so achingly beautiful, it’s like synth pop Motzart
#3 Oh Lamour from wonderland: The synth melody line in this song by Vincent Clark is just brilliant. one of the most joyful laments of the 80s. They singer has a broken heart and is aching for his lover with happy go lucky music all around. Despite being one of Erasure’s signature songs, it was not a hit when it came out, stalling at #85.
#2 BLue Savvanna how this song wasn’t a number one hit in America is beyond understanding. It did go to #3 in the UK. This is Synth pop Masterpiece is there ever was one. The Vince Clarke piano parts are full fledged sweeping magical fantastic with crisp instrumentation, while andy bell waxes poetic: sweet to surrender to you only:
The remixes of this song were especially spectacular. You can hear them in our playlist below
#1 A Little Respect; A perfect pop song, their first major hit in the US were it went to #14 It also hit #4 in the UK, A classic singalong that will be around for thousands of years. Here’s what Erasure said about the song.
Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, two saviors of our youth, we salute you. Thank you for understanding truly understanding. To see the full length interview with Erasure click the link below to sign up for our premium content also click the links below to get Erasure’s classic album on vinyl and to listen to all of these songs in our curated playlist also subscribe to our channel if you love music.
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