Friday, November 4, 2016

Erasure - The Innocents - 1987

Sorry for the late post tonight.  I took my five-year-old to see the Secret Life of Pets at the second-run theater.  Pretty good movie, well worth seeing or purchasing.  Clean and wholesome, without any adult innuendo anywhere.  Plus, I got to spend the evening with my little guy.

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.


  1. It may be the connection to your hard drive, I sometimes have to tuck the cord under the drive to keep it from being loose. Once you get it up, may be time to get a new external....

  2. -= Martin L. Gore =-November 5, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    The first three Erasure albums are Synthpop gems!!!

    and I love your ERASURE logo!

  3. Oh, this album. This was my intro to Erasure, and HOW I resisted at first. I was so angry at Vince Clarke for the demise of Yaz (though I later came to realize that it was apparently an amicable parting of the ways for him and Alison). I didn't want to like Erasure, but after hearing this album playing constantly in the local Camelot Music every time I went in there (ah, Camelot, how I miss thee), I HAD to get a copy. They won me over with this album, and I've loved them ever since. Every one of their albums has some gems, though I think this one will always be my favorite.