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Erasure's Best Of Compilation Goes Back to the 80s

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Sunday, September 7, 2003
Electro-pop duo Erasure have announced they'll be re-releasing their massive 80s pop hit Oh L'Amour in October to coincide with their retrospective "HITS! The Very Best of Erasure'. The re-release comes with a wide variety of dance remixes, no doubt inspired by singer Andy Bell's return to London clubland where he's become a regular at nights including The Cock and Kashpoint.

Chatting to Skrufff earlier this year, the Erasure front man, who teamed up with Vince Clarke after passing an audition, admitted he was less than impressed with today's audition led pop world.

"Pop Idols is fascism," he complained,

"It's about destroying people if they're not good enough- that attitude of 'only one of the ten people in this room will ever have a chance'."

The veteran of no less than 27 UK top 40 hits also urged his 20 something rivals to be careful to keep their feet on the ground.

"Don't walk down any red carpets, say No to any awards, don't get your video played on MTV America and don't believe the hype," said Andy.

"Do read your reviews and take the bad ones as well as the good ones, but get over it. And don't go spending your money on nose stuff (cocaine)."