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To think erasure were underrated

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molyholy Sun 06-Mar-16 00:59:18

So many good hits. Seen they are on one of them rewind tours. H'I give you
blue savannah song
give a little respect
I love to hate you
Their version on Salisbury hill

the list is endless

RitaVinTease Sun 06-Mar-16 01:02:15

The only track I really like is Chorus smile

AuldYow Sun 06-Mar-16 01:02:24

I bloody love Erasure
Give a little respect toooooo eeee meeeeee

AuldYow Sun 06-Mar-16 01:02:58

Oh sorry YANBU grin

YokoUhOh Sun 06-Mar-16 01:04:08

Vince Clarke is one of our best-ever songwriters/producers, especially if you include all his Depeche Mode and Yazoo work. A true innovator and incredible musician.

LagunaBubbles Sun 06-Mar-16 01:06:34

Love them, seen them loads, favourite tour was the Wild Tour in early 90s. Always put on a good show. O'lamour, Fingers and Thumbs, Victim of Love!

hownottofuckup Sun 06-Mar-16 01:06:43

Soooo underrated. Love them. Almost as much as Showwaddywaddy grin

Bumshkawahwah Sun 06-Mar-16 01:17:41

Definitely NU. I love Erasure and still have them on iPod.

BreakfastAtStephanies Sun 06-Mar-16 01:21:26

Bloody love 'em.

They played my University Student Union in 1986. The lead singer ( Andy Bell ? may be wrong ) was wearing a leather basque and Doc Marten boots. We were all choking on the dry ice.

Shortly after that they had chart success and their venues got bigger.

LineyReborn Sun 06-Mar-16 01:29:03



the truth is harder than the pain inside

lorelei9 Sun 06-Mar-16 01:29:17

so many good songs
One I find some haven't heard is their cover of Lay All Yiur Love on Me which is marvellous

Also love Sometimes, which is probably the first of theirs I heard
Their greatest hits has made many a commute more bearable, but sometimes it seems like it's too good to waste on the commute!

GuiltyPleasure Sun 06-Mar-16 01:29:46

They had moments of excellence & agree Vince Clarke is underrated as a song writer. Drama is my personal favourite, but seeing them live circa 1989 in Birmingham was one of my worst concert experiences, they were terrible

MyFriendsCallMeOh Sun 06-Mar-16 02:02:14

Downloaded an erasure playlist from Apple
Music last week, I love howling along singing to loud music in the car and this fits the bill perfectly.

ToastedOrFresh Sun 06-Mar-16 02:02:19

Erasure. Now that brings back memories. (O how proud I was to be able to turn the cassette tape over with my left hand without ever letting my eyes leave the road. Happy Days.)

I thought they were great. Albeit Pet Shop Boys got the commercial success. Erasure were better than Sparks.

I saw Erasure in concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in July 1992 with my then boyfriend now DH.

Ginkypig Sun 06-Mar-16 02:21:43

I like me a built of erasure

Ginkypig Sun 06-Mar-16 02:21:55


TheToys Sun 06-Mar-16 02:27:07

Yanbu. I used to listen to it all the time. In fact this thread ismaking me want to find the CD tomorrow...

I like lots of stuff, e.g. I love to hate you, victim of love, chorus, a little respect, sometimes.....

ToastedOrFresh Sun 06-Mar-16 02:32:41

Yup, TheToys, I agree

I've got, 'give a little respect' going around in my head

PitilessYank Sun 06-Mar-16 02:38:22

Yes! Love Erasure and Depeche Mode. I know the third band as Yaz (I think that was the name in the US?)

Favorite songs:
Erasure: Chains of Love
Depeche Mode: Halo
Yaz: Only You

Anyone else?

TheToys Sun 06-Mar-16 02:39:20

I've got an "I love to hate you" ear worm. and hate, what a beautiful combination, sending shivers up and down my spine...

Ledkr Sun 06-Mar-16 03:11:20

Me too the toys DH bought me the cd at xmas and I literslly knew all the words but didn't realise I did till then 😃

Jibberjabberjooo Sun 06-Mar-16 07:06:01

Stop? Don't think that one has been mentioned yet.

Love Respect, it's going round my head now.

Savagebeauty Sun 06-Mar-16 07:16:12

Love them. And the Communards.

YokoUhOh Sun 06-Mar-16 07:23:52

yank Yazoo were Yaz in the US because of the milkshake and copyright! Yazoo the drink had a different name over here until recently, because of the band...

I love Situation by Yazoo, proper club banger. And New Life by DM. And anything by Erasure but probs Sometimes or A Little Respect are my faves.

IWantToLiveInPawnee Sun 06-Mar-16 07:25:09

Ship of Fools, anyone?

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