Friday, November 4, 2016
Erasure - The Innocents - 1987
As for the Innocents. This was my second Erasure album, after I had fallen in love with Wild! I like this one a lot, quite a few great songs on here that aren't singles, but I think they should've been like Heart Of Stone and Imagination. I love both of those songs. Even Yahoo! could've been a single. The b-sides are good, except for their version of Good Bad Ugly. That one's just plain dumb.
I'm not sure about the cover, in that I like the way I've cut all the empty space out, but I'm still not sure that I like the way I did the Erasure logo. I couldn't find a chiseled style that matched color with the graphic. I like the style of the logo, I just couldn't get the color right. Does it work for the rest of you, or no?
Lastly, I am moving down to one album a day, including the weekends. I'll try to save my bigger specialized posts for those days. But one is all I want to commit to, right now, especially with the holidays coming up. I've been suffering from some burn-out ever since I came back from working on my rental property way back in September. I used to have a months worth of covers & albums ready in advance, but I'm now down to just about 2 weeks worth. It may sound like a lot, but I need that buffer just in case of any unforeseen circumstances. Like now. Plus, I still haven't been able to get my music hard drive to respond, so we have some issues, there....
Anyway, listen up to Erasure's American breakout album. A solid slice of pure 80s synth. Gotta love it.