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Yazoo - Upstairs At Eric's


On this date in 1982, Yazoo (or Yaz as they were known in the U.S.) released their debut album, Upstairs At Eric's. It produced the singles "Only You" (#2 U.K., #67 U.S.), "Don't Go" (#3 U.K.), "Situation" (#73 U.S., not released in the U.K.) and "The Other Side Of Love" (#13 U.K.). The album, itself, reached the #1 spot on the U.K. albums chart and the #92 spot on the U.S. albums chart. The Essex, England new wave band disbanded in 1983 after two albums. Vince Clarke, formerly of Depeche Mode, went on to form Erasure. Yazoo was known as Yaz in the U.S. because there was already a U.S. band named Yazoo. The band has recently reunited to tour.

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Anonymous said...

There is a new 4-track remix EP "Yazoo Reconnected". I bought it- mostly crap but with one blinding remix of Goodbye 70s which actually improves on the original ..and I hate most modern remixes. CN

Unknown said...

Although there are still elements of this record that sound dated ( maybe Vince Clarke was just unlucky with his choice of synth sounds - they sounded grand at the time ) it's still classic old school Mute fodder - and it's still a better record than SPEAK & SPELL by DM - which it's kind of obviously always going to be compared to. I'd be interested in hearing the YAZOO RECONNECTED EP. ... and what a wonderful record sleeve... always loved it!!!

Anonymous said...

Here is that remix of Goodbye 70s from the Reconnected EP-

There were three others including Winter Kills and Sutuation but to me they were either crap or superfluous.

I'm glad Vince left DM as I don't think he would have been good for them. I liked the two Yazoo albums but thought Erasure were mostly too lame.

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