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United Kingdom (1985 – present)

Erasure are a duo from the United Kingdom consisting of keyboardist Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell, both of them songwriters. After founding Depeche Mode, Yazoo and The Assembly, Clarke formed Erasure with Bell when he found the singer after placing an ad in ‘Melody Maker’.

Erasure entered the music scene in 1985 with their debut single “Who Needs Love (Like That)”. Beginning in late 1986 with the release of their single Sometimes, Erasure established themselves on the British charts; albums such as The Circus, Wild!, Chorus, I Say I Say I Say, Loveboat and Nightbird demonstrated a further diversity of sound.

The album that boosted their career tremendously was The Innocents, which was released in 1988. A Little Respect and Chains of Love both hit the Billboard Top 100. Most people will probably remember Erasure for A Little Respect, which became one of their signature songs.

Clarke formerly was a member of Depeche Mode and later had a successful career with the duo Yazoo (known as Yaz in the US). Later he split with Yazoo partner Alison Moyet and briefly formed The Assembly with producer Eric Radcliffe. After a successful Assembly single (“Never Never”), Clarke released an unsuccessful one-off single with vocalist Paul Quinn (“One Day”). He then placed a blind advertisement in Melody Maker looking for a vocalist for a new musical project. He selected Andy Bell, who was the forty-first to audition (and whose voice would often be compared to Moyet’s). From the start, their success was founded upon their songwriting skills.

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  • FaSCoRP

    new single "Elevation" is great

    12 Aug 7:12pm Reply
  • The8Wonder

    Erasure's best 3 tracks: Drama! [Krucial Mix]; Supernature [William Orbit Mix]; Hideaway [Little Louie Vega Mix]

    7 Aug 1:18am Reply
  • The8Wonder

    Erasure's best albums: 1. The Innocents; 2. Wild; 3. The Circus; 4. Wonderland; 5. The Two Ring Circus; 6. Chorus ...All subsequent albums were either poor or had no outstanding songs on them (apart from their solitary one other good song, 'Always' [7" Mix]...Stick your dumb Yank Robot Unicorn meme up your arse, [2009 Mix] BTW).

    7 Aug 1:12am Reply
  • fernbom

    Top Listener No. 5!

    28 Jul 7:18pm Reply
  • hankthatank

    my 5000th erasure scrobble today: you surround me :)

    30 Jun 2:57am Reply
  • raphaelmg94

    Robot Unicor Attack ♥_♥

    18 Jun 7:21am Reply
  • Jezza69

    Well it's a belated happy 20th birthday to 'I Say I Say I Say' from me. (UK release: 16 May 1994). All these songs about men on the moon and running to the sun, lead me to conclude that Erasure are one of the finest acts on the planet!

    26 May 6:04pm Reply
  • ownconfusion

    OH BABY PLEEEEEEASEEEEEEE

    31 Mar 1:56pm Reply
  • DjsMix74

    A Little Respect ♥_♥

    18 Mar 10:15pm Reply
  • xuaaao

    chorus ♥_♥

    6 Mar 6:54pm Reply
  • Accelerator5

    PRESS X TO DASH [521]

    27 Feb 1:28am Reply
  • thiagofelippee

    ''Looking'' bring me here

    25 Feb 11:18pm Reply
  • Nediame

    PRESS X TO DASH [520]

    17 Feb 11:47pm Reply
  • eric_aian

    Didn't know them until listening on ''Looking''. Little Respect <3

    3 Feb 5:55am Reply
  • ZayPower

    PRESS X TO DASH [519]

    8 Jan 10:38pm Reply
  • Carneiro_

    I coulb be with u :(

    8 Jan 11:09am Reply
  • cooper104

    Loving the new Christmas album!

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • wishmaster77

    Gaudete <3 [2]

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • madboy

    Gaudete <3

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • LisbethSs

    Your shame is neveeeeeeeeeeeeeer ending! just one psychological drama after another! You are guilty!!!

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
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