Saturday, February 2, 2019

#66. "Situation" - Yazoo (1982)

For a brief period in the early 80s the most popular duo was neither Hall & Oates nor Wham. Synth melody mastermind Vince Clarke (a former and founding member of Depeche Mode) combined with the strong, soul-inspired vocals of Alison Moyet to form Yazoo (or Yaz in North America). 

The result? "Situation" is nothing short of a cutting-edge electronic masterpiece. 

I seem to recall the intro, with Alison's iconic laugh, played during the intro to a music video program on the now defunct ASN channel from the early 80s (perhaps Katrina could verify that as well?). 

Another Yazoo new wave classic just missing the top 100 list is "Don't Go":  

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