A joyous account to read Jones, I've just laughed openly in the office (practically a sackable offence here).
I was never into Erasure, Andy Bell scares the crap out of me (imagine being stuck in an elevator with this character, without a cyanide pill). Plinky plonky analogue synth is right on, Vince could make a fortune in the ring-tone industry. I always thought Erasure were
Yazoo with a different vocalist.
I'm glad Clarke was given a wedgie and kicked out of DM, can you imagine Violator with him at the controls? What kind of beast would that have been? Besides, darkwave may never have happened.
I find alot of 80's behemoths have failed to change over the years. The ones that have (take The Human League) haven't quite grapsed it either, so it's equally as mundane. Soft Cell have done me proud though.