Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Erasure. Most of the songs on their self-title album are slow, with long introductions and few lyrics. It includes guest singers "London Community Gospel Choir" in the songs "Stay With Me" and "Rock Me Gently." Also interesting, the songs are all fairly long- the longest at 10 minutes.
ABBA. The album "ABBA-Esque" features remakes of the songs "Lay All Your Love On Me", "SOS", "Take a Chance on Me" and "Voulez-Vous." In return, Bjorn Again, an ABBA tribute band recorded several Erasure songs and released the album "Erasure-ish"!
Pet Shop Boys are a similar group and David Bowie is one of their influences. As far as I know, they have no connection to the Bee-Gees.
Two Ring Circus. Featuring songs from both "Wonderland" and "The Circus"- the album "Two Ring Circus" actually stands very well on its own. Be sure to check out the live performance cover of ABBA's "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme".
Chains of Love. 1988's "Chains of Love" launched the band's career in America, reaching #12 on the charts. The band was already popular in England, thanks to their first hit, "Sometimes."
Wonderland. "Wonderland" was released in 1986. "The Innocents" came in 1988 and "Erasure" not until 1995. "Sometimes" is not an album name, but is the name of their first hit song.
Bell answered Clarke's newspaper ad.. Andy sent in a demo tape in response to the ad and was chosen out of 40 applicants.
Vince Clarke. Vince originally founded the band in 1985 after choosing Andy Bell to join him. He had previously been in Yazoo/Yaz with Alison Moyet (1981), formed Depeche Mode with Dave Gahan and recorded a single with Paul Quinn. He was also the founder of short-lived band The Assembly with Feargal Sharkey in 1984.
|"I love you baby like a flower loves the spring;
I love you baby like a robin loves to sing;
I love you baby like a schoolboy loves his bat;
I love you baby, _____________________."
Which song do these lyrics come from?||Erasure Lyrics- "The Innocents"
River Deep Mountain High. Last song on the album, it has also been sung by Neil Diamond, Eric Burdon, Deep Purple, Celine Dion, The Easy Beats, The Flamin' Groovies, The Four Tops, The Saints, Harry Nilsson, The Supremes, and Ike and Tina Turner, just to name a few.
|"He was the baby of the class you know, he really didn't know that one and one was two, two and two were four." Where would we find this boy?"||Erasure Lyrics- "The Innocents"
Ship of Fools. "Oooh, do we not set sail on the ship of fools?
Oooh, why is love so precious and so cruel?"
|"Oh come all ye who are faithful, lay down your sweet head and cry, enter the valley of light."
From which song is this invitation?||Erasure Lyrics- "The Innocents"
Witch in the Ditch. "Just watch this witch dig her heels in the ditch, as the ministry waves her goodbye."
Phantom Bride. None of these songs actually give the title in the chorus. Erasure is good at that kind of thing. Sometimes you wonder where they even got the title, like "Joan" which is on the album "Chorus".
|What are you looking for when you sing these lines?:
"I try to discover, a little something to make me sweeter, Oh baby refrain, from breaking my heart."||Erasure Lyrics- "The Innocents"
A Little Respect. "A Little Respect" was also on a single, and it included the songs "Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor" and "Love Is Colder Than Death".
Heart of Stone. Hope you didn't choose "Crown of Thorns" because it is on the album "Wild!". Noted session performers The Kick Horns add their sound to the song "Heart of Stone".
Sixty-Five Thousand. There is some talking at the beginning, but it is just an instrumental song.
|Which song on "The Innocents" starts out "How can I explain when there are few words I can choose? How can I explain when words get broken?"||Erasure Lyrics- "The Innocents"
Chains of Love. "Chains of Love" was the first hit for Erasure in America. Its single also included the songs "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and "Don't Suppose".
|"Down on the corner sits a broken man"
"The kids hang out around the old schoolground"
"Child in the arms of a teenage mom"
"Old friends meet on the edge of town"
Where are all these people?||Erasure Lyrics- "The Innocents"
Hallowed Ground. This one should have been easy, because "Hallowed Ground" was the only choice that is actually on "The Innocents". "Here in My Heart" is from "Loveboat"; "Blue Savannah" is from "Wild!"; "Home" is from "Chorus".
Yahoo. "Yahoo! Aah higher, higher, higher, Yahoo! Aah, find your way unto the Lord."
Weight of the World. "You hold your head in your hands and the weight of the world on your shoulders, come and pour your heart out to me."
|What is "rolling over the past, it can change your life completely" and is "running wild and too fast, but I know it won't defeat me"?||Erasure Lyrics- "The Innocents"
Imagination. If you chose "Cold Summer's Day" you need to brush up on your albums. It is from "Erasure" and is more commonly called "Fingers and Thumbs".
|An early Erasure UK Top Ten hit. What song was this opening line taken from? "Call it new technology, and they'll use it to burn, and they show no concern".
||Top Ten Hits Of Erasure
The Circus. In 1987 this became Erasure's third UK Top Ten hit and got to a high of number six. You could find this song on 'The Circus' album.
|What UK Top Ten Erasure hit had this opening line? "I'm crazy flowing over with ideas, a thousand ways to woo a lover so sincere".||Top Ten Hits Of Erasure
Love To Hate You. This song was Erasure's 10th UK Top Ten hit and reached number four in 1991. It came from the 'Chorus' album.
|An early Erasure UK Top Ten hit. What song was this opening line taken from? "It's not the way you lead me by the hand into the bedroom".||Top Ten Hits Of Erasure
Sometimes. In 1986 this became Erasure's first UK Top Ten hit and got to a high of number two. You could find this song on 'The Circus' album.
|What UK Top Ten Erasure hit had this opening line, "Somewhere cross the desert, somewhere in the early hours"?||Top Ten Hits Of Erasure
Blue Savannah. This song was Erasure's eighth UK Top Ten hit and reached number three in 1990. It came from the 'Wild!' album.
|An early Erasure UK Top Ten hit. What song was this opening line taken from? "I don't wanna look, like some kind of fool".||Top Ten Hits Of Erasure
Victim Of Love. In 1987 this became Erasure's second UK Top Ten hit and got to a high of number seven. You could find this song on 'The Circus' album.
|What UK Top Ten Erasure hit had this opening line, "I can't believe what is happening to me, my head is spinning"?||Top Ten Hits Of Erasure
Ship Of Fools. This song was Erasure's fourth UK Top Ten hit and reached number six in 1988. It came from 'The Innocents' album.