YAZOO Released Debut Pop Opus ‘UPSTAIRS AT ERIC’S’ 40 Years Ago

Back in time

22 August 2022

Band: YAZOO
Who: British shiny synth-pop duo with Depeche Mode‘s
co-founder Vince Clarke and supreme voice Alison Moyet.
Active: 1981–1983, 2008-2011 / 2 LPs

Anniversary album: UPSTAIRS AT ERIC’S
Released: 20 August 1982 – debut LP
Charts: #2 in the UK


Melody Maker
said: “An album of rich, dark passion, forever
burying the hoary old moan that electronics and synthesizers
will never be any good because they don’t have a button on
the front that says ’emotion'”
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TUTV: 5-star voice, 5-star tunes, 5-star synth thrills.

Singles/clips: Don’t Go / Only You / Situation

– DON’T GO –

– ONLY YOU –

– SITUATION –

Stream the full album via Spotify

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YAZOO: Bio

YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1982…

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume! jumps into the past! Relive 25 Killer Crackers
and 3 Top Albums per year/per week. Here’s an eclectic year to remember: 1982

The 25 Killer Crackers

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The 3 Top Albums

A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE by SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES

Stream here…

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– ‘Junkyard‘ by THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

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Upstairs At Eric’s by YAZOO

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See/hear you next week for another year…