Friday, June 18, 2010

"Don't Go" by Yazoo



Birthday wishes go out today to Alison Moyet, truly the biggest voice in an age of truly big voices!

As the verbal half of pioneering British New Wave duo Yazoo, Moyet's voice received its fair share of play on radio and in clubs around the world; together with Vince Clarke - once with Depeche Mode, thence with Erasure - and then as soloist, Moyet's particular bluesy style has attracted a wide and rabid following over the nearly thirty years of her career.

Don't Go was the second single from Yazoo's 1981 debut album Upstairs at Eric's; the song was everywhere in the summer and fall of 1982, accompanied by one of those old school videos of which I'm so fond - this one set inside a spooky haunted mansion...
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2 comments:

Gaelforce said...

You might want to check the band name, I believe it was just Yaz, not Yazoo...

michael sean morris said...

The band originally performed under the name Yazoo in the UK, which was later shortened to Yaz for the American market because there was then another band in the US called Yazoo.

Being an anally retentive purist, I simply refuse to call them Yaz.