Thursday, December 22, 2016

Erasure - Crackers International - 1988

I want everyone to know that this is probably my least favorite Erasure album/EP from the 80s and 90s.  I think the lead singles, Stop and Knocking On Your Door are freeking obnoxious.  Of course, the other 3 tracks on the EP are great. The Christmas songs and Hardest Part are really true sounding Erasure tracks.  I'd put them on a GH album any time.  But those other two....  ugh!  They grate on my nerves! The remixes really save the day, though.  Mark Saunders, one of my top 10 remixers, really pulls both of them out of the mire for me.  The other mixes aren't bad either....

I wanted to post this album, though, because of the Christmas theme.  This is my last post until the 28th, as I'll be out of town for the holiday, and I wanted to wish all of you a happy holiday.  Merry Christmas, folks.  I hope you all are able to spend time with the ones you love, eat to your heart's content, and keep the peace and remember HIS gift.  That's all I've got for you, have a great weekend!


  1. Pfffft. "Stop" is a stone cold Vince classic. And if you don't stick your hand up in the air and do the knocks in the choruses of "Knocking At Your Door", something's WAY wrong with you, dude.

    But Merry Christmas! :D

  2. Damn man, I almost DID forget his gift - thank you! Luckily the mall is open late tonight :p

  3. Merry Christmas and thanks for taking the time to share great music. I look forward to your posts.

  4. Thankyou for sharing your great taste in music!!! May you & your family have a Joyous & Wonderful Christmas!!! Looking forward to your next posts!!! Peace & Light!!!

  5. Oh, I got my dad's gift months ago. It's the women in my life it's hard to buy for...

  6. We wish you a Merry Christmas
    A very happy, joyful Christmas
    We wish you a fantastic Christmas
    With good music for your ears!

  7. Merry Christmas KidChaos.
    I hope your holiday is full of fun and festivity.

  8. -= Martin L. Gore =-December 24, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    outside of the first three albums, there is very little I like about Erasure! Too bad. Vince Clarke is a great songwriter, but their sound and the flamboyant singing get on my nerves after a while.

    Piano song and their cover of Biko are exceptions.

    1. You're just cheesed off over all those promos... :p

      (Note : find YouTube VCMG interview if you don't get that.)