Well, today is March 31st and it is the final day of New Wave Month here on John’s World. I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s array of Blondie and the B52s, Erasure and Yaz, and all of the other great stuff in between. I know I have, but I am ready to get to today’s … More New Wave Month Song of the Day – It’s My Life – Talk Talk
Whereas A Little Respect was probably one of Erasure’s biggest hits, this one wasn’t far behind… Do you remember There was a time….
I tried to discover A little something to make me sweeter Oh baby refrain, from breaking my heart I’m so in love with you I’ll be forever blue That you give me no reason Why you’re making me work so hard… Today, the last Sunday of New Wave Month, we feature one of the most … More New Wave Song of the Day – A Little Respect – Erasure
Came in from the city Walked into the door I turned around When I heard the sound Of footsteps on the floor Yaz was so good, I couldn’t help but put up another classic. This one was another club smash, fueled by that synthesizer and those quick, snappy lyrics. Awesome!
vimeo Our third cut from Upstairs at Eric’s is a sweet ballad that’s waaaayyyy underrated. Great, great tune!
Here is my absolute favorite song off Yaz’ Upstairs at Eric’s. The song takes place just after Alison’s lover finds out that she cheated on him and he’s run off. It’s now midnight and she’s out there searching for him in a rainstorm. The lyrics, the mood, the voice….absolutely awesome! Midnight Midnight, it’s raining … More New Wave Month Song of the Day #2 – Midnight – Yaz
We begin our last weekend of New Wave Month with one of my favorite new wave bands. Yaz (or Yazoo as they were originally called in their native U.K.) was made up of former Depeche Mode songwriter and half of the fabulous duo known as Erasure, Vince Clarke on keyboards and powerhouse singer Alison Moyet … More New Wave Month Song of the Day #1 – Situation – Yaz