Ask The Artist: Questions for Erasure?
Erasure is unstoppable. After more than two decades of making music, the British electro-pop duo is still going strong. They will release a brand-new album in May that follows twelve studio albums and numerous EPs and compilations. Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have also joined the line-up of the Tour Colors concert series and will be zigzagging across America to play for you. They also just announced they will perform together with Joan Rivers at G-A-Y in London on May 19.
I'm speaking with Andy Bell on Friday and I'd love to include some of your questions. So after Tracey Thorn, Erasure will be the second act to be featured in Ask The Artist. Leave your questions in the comment section or just email me.
So dust off that old "Abba-esque" record or listen to some of their new work to get into the groove of it. You can make your questions fun or intelligent, it is totally up to you. I will try to include as many of your questions as possible and report back here. (Deadline is
Friday Monday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. ET)
ERASURE always have always been very popular in the UK and enjoyed a strong following in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, the US and Israel.
How do you explain that you are ignored by some big European countries like Italy or France ??
Do you intend to do something special in order to seduce these countries or have you given up forever to try anything with these countries ?
Do you think 45 is too old for being discovered by a new audience ?
What does ERASURE represent for each of you ?
Posted by: airazur at Apr 19, 2007 12:49:35 PM
Have you ever had any male backup singers, either live or in the studio? If not, why?
Posted by: Marti at Apr 27, 2007 10:55:00 AM
Erasure are the unsung heroes of Gay Pop Music. I remember coming to NYC when I was 16, sneaking into a gay bar and hearing your music play...There were leather daddies, trannies, twinks, chelsea boys, and punks- all coming to life when "Chains of Love" would play. I remeber thinking "Wow. Being GAY means NOT fitting into one steroetype." Do you feel that your music has been pigeonholed simply because it is electronic? Do you feel that some critics have bypassed listening to the lyrics because of that?
Posted by: SIRPAUL at May 30, 2009 8:16:47 AM