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Erasure: Rubber Band Men

Report and Interview by David Quantick, New Musical Express, 14 June 1986

"AAAAAAAABBOTT!" – Lou Costello ...

Erasure: Central Hall, Westminster, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 11 April 1987

THANKS MOSTLY to the glittering Andy Bell, Erasure manage not to be the cold stew of circuits and digital read-outs decried by some. Certainly, much ...

Erasure: Westminster Central Hall, London

Live Review by Betty Page, Record Mirror, 25 April 1987

IT WAS A night full of juicy contradictions. Fancy having a pop show in a Methodist hall next to a statue of John Wesley! Fancy ...

Staying Mute

Profile and Interview by John McCready, The Face, August 1990

ELECTRONIC. TEUTONIC. Independent. European. Regardless of the reality of its catalogue, Mute Records has a certain image. Like any record label with a desire to ...

Erasure, Was (Not Was), Adamski, Electribe 101: Milton Keynes Bowl

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Smash Hits, 19 September 1990

THE FINAL date of Erasure's world tour, "The Wild Party", takes place on a windswept grassy slope so the atmosphere's not especially "partylike", but everyone ...

Erasure: Chorus

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, November 1991

MORE THAN A SCORE of Top 30 hits under four different names over 10 years and it seems obvious that Chorus will only keep them ...

Erasure: Gdansk for the Memories

Report and Interview by David Quantick, Vox, November 1991

East-West relations continue to thaw, and what better cultural emissaries to Poland than Erasure's sparky popsters Andy Bell and Vince Clarke? On a recent jaunt ...

When the flirting stops

Report and Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 9 July 1992

Sex is back in the charts. But it doesn't seem to be using a condom. Caroline Sullivan reports ...

Erasure: I Say I Say I Say I Say (Mute/All formats)

Review by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 21 May 1994

DURING THE recent furore over the homosexual age of consent, nobody saw fit to introduce into the debate the on-going 30-year-old love affair between straight ...

Erasure: Town & Country, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 6 November 1996

SIZE IS everything in Erasure pop world. For their last tour, they put on one of the biggest shows on earth, a theatrical triumph of ...


Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Vince Clarke, b. 3 July 1960, Basildon, Essex, England; Andy Bell, b. 25 April 1964, Peterborough, Northants, England ...

Erasure: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 18 April 2006

WITH BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN dominating the recent Academy Awards, 2006 is shaping up to be a vintage year for camp cowboys. ...

Erasure: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 27 September 2007

THE UK TOUR that ended with this Albert Hall show saw Erasure touch down in Preston and Grimsby – towns at the bottom of most ...

Under a railway arch in Vauxhall, Erasure's Andy Bell talks about lust, loss and sensing stardom

Profile and Interview by Kate Mossman, New Statesman, 10 April 2019

Bell was an openly gay pop star "bubbling up from Boy George and Jimmy Somerville", in an era when pop stars weren't openly gay. ...


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