Erasure

Billie Ray vs. Vince Clarke

Article: Billie Ray vs. Vince Clarke

Sweet suburban disco(vince clarke remix) by billie ray martin Billie Ray Martin is releasing a new single next week, “Sweet Suburban Disco,” and this little blog had something to do with the above collaboration (click on the link to listen!). Billie’s been a friend of mine for a decade now. And Vince Clarke, the legend…

Erasure's Respect

Article: Erasure's Respect

Erasure, arguably the gayest band on the planet, have re-recorded their seminal hit “A Little Respect.” According to Mute Records: Proceeds from the track will be donated to The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the home of the Harvey Milk High School, in New York, and the True Colors Fund. The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest…

Yazoo Reconnected

Article: Yazoo Reconnected

Vince Clarke‘s record label sent me the new Yazoo cd, Reconnected, last week. Clarke, the iconic songsmith of Depeche Mode, Yaz, and Erasure, has been featured here on SUNfiltered before. When he and partner Alison Moyet reformed Yaz/Yazoo in 2008 for a world tour it was as if the gay gods had answered many a…

Vince Clarke's cabin

Article: Vince Clarke's cabin

Vince Clarke, though not gay, is a gay icon. He was a founding member of Depeche Mode. He created Yazoo with Alison Moyet. And as one half of Erasure, he’s been part of one of the most out and proud musical groups ever. Clarke typically gets less press than the lyricist and lead singer of…

Scissor Sisters return

Article: Scissor Sisters return

The gayest band in the world, Scissor Sisters, are heading back into the spotlight. You may ask, Bradford, how can you call Scissor Sisters the gayest band in the world? Hmm. Let’s see. Disco cover of Pink Floyd. Collaborations with Andy Bell of Erasure, Pete Burns, Kylie Minogue, and Elton John. They got their start…

21 years later: Erasure's The Innocents

Article: 21 years later: Erasure's The Innocents

The duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have been making techno-pop for decades now. Formed in the mid-80s after Clarke’s successful turns in both Depeche Mode and Yaz, Erasure never quite got the respect they deserved. Which is odd for a band that has scored multi-platinum albums on both sides of the Atlantic.