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'''Yazoo''' ([[MarketBasedTitle known in America]] as '''Yaz''') were an 80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former Music/DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Alison Moyet. They released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You and Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").

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'''Yazoo'''
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([[MarketBasedTitle known in America]] as '''Yaz''') Yaz) were an 80s SynthPop duo comprising comprised of Vince Clarke (former Music/DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Alison Moyet. They Moyet.

The duo formed in late 1981 after Clarke responded to an advertisement Moyet placed in a British music magazine, although the pair had known each other since their schooldays. Over the next 18 months the duo
released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You and Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").
Diary"). Both received critical acclaim for their production, particularly the blending of Clarke's synthesizer melodies with Moyet's blues- and soul-influenced vocals.

Despite their success, the duo split acrimoniously in May 1983 as a result of what they would later attribute to a combination of Clarke's reluctance to make more records under the Yazoo name, a clash of personalities, and a lack of communication between the pair. Although their musical career was short, Yazoo's combination of electronic instrumentation and soulful female vocals has been cited as an influence on the house music scene that emerged in the mid-1980s, as well as on bands such as Music/LCDSoundsystem (who name-checked the duo on their debut single "Losing My Edge"), Hercules and Love Affair (whose leader Andy Butler has said that "Situation" was his biggest musical inspiration), Shiny Toy Guns and Blaqk Audio.

In 2008, 25 years after splitting, Clarke and Moyet reconciled and reformed Yazoo to play a successful tour of the UK, Europe and North America in support of the reissue of Yazoo's two studio albums and a box set of their material titled ''In Your Room''. The pair later further reunited briefly in May 2011 to play three Yazoo songs at a music festival organised by their record label.



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* BrokenRecord: The second half of "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" is just repetitions of the title and the phrase "All night".
* MarketBasedTitle: The band was known as Yaz in the U.S. due to a lawsuit from a band with a similar name.
* RhymingWithItself: "Unmarked" rhymes "on our side" with "the other side".



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%%* -->''To your credit to the thirty faces you created\\
To your headache to the shape of the 1980's\\
I'm glad that we don't hear you any more\\
I'm tired of playing in your fashion war''
* ArmiesAreEvil: "Unmarked" doesn't particularly paint a flattering picture on joining the Army.
-->''Go and join the army\\
Said the father to the son\\
See the world around you boy\\
And learn to use a gun\\
Think you're something special\\
Well, we'll make you just the same\\
There's nothing wrong in dying\\
After all, it's just a game\\
Just a game.''
* BrokenRecord: The second half of "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" is just repetitions of the title and the phrase "All night".
* MarketBasedTitle: The band was known as Yaz in the U.S. due to a lawsuit from a record company with a similar name.
* RhymingWithItself: "Unmarked" rhymes "on our side" with "the other side".
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SpokenWordInMusic: The lyrics of "I Before E Except After C"C" are spoken normally as opposed to singing.



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Gook luck trying to guess what "Situation" is about.
-->''Now, he's in control, he is my lover\\
Nations stand against him, he's your brother\\
Been a long time, been a long time now\\
I'll get to you somehow, yeah''


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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: 'Don't go' has vague lyrical similarities to 'Nodisco' from Depeche Mode's debut album, which was from when Vince was a part of the band.


* BreakupBreakout: Both of them. Vince went on to form the successful Music/{{Erasure}} with Andy Bell, and Alison's solo records have all charted in the UK Top 30.

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* MarketBasedTitle: The band was known as Yaz in the U.S. due to a lawsuit from a band with a similar name.


'''Yazoo''' (known in America as '''Yaz''') were an 80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former Music/DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Alison Moyet. They released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You and Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").

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'''Yazoo''' (known ([[MarketBasedTitle known in America America]] as '''Yaz''') were an 80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former Music/DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Alison Moyet. They released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You and Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").


* SuspicioislySimilarSong: 'Don't go' has vague lyrical similarities to 'Nodisco' from Depeche Mode's debut album, which was from when Vince was a part of the band.

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* SuspicioislySimilarSong: SuspiciouslySimilarSong: 'Don't go' has vague lyrical similarities to 'Nodisco' from Depeche Mode's debut album, which was from when Vince was a part of the band.

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* SuspicioislySimilarSong: 'Don't go' has vague lyrical similarities to 'Nodisco' from Depeche Mode's debut album, which was from when Vince was a part of the band.


'''Yazoo''' (known in America as '''Yaz''') were an 80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Alison Moyet. They released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You and Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").

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'''Yazoo''' (known in America as '''Yaz''') were an 80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former DepecheMode, Music/DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Alison Moyet. They released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You and Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").


'''Yazoo''' (known in America as '''Yaz''') were an 80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Music/AlisonMoyet. Released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You And Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").

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'''Yazoo''' (known in America as '''Yaz''') were an 80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Music/AlisonMoyet. Released Alison Moyet. They released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You And and Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").


80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Music/AlisonMoyet. Released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You And Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").

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'''Yazoo''' (known in America as '''Yaz''') were an 80s SynthPop duo comprising Vince Clarke (former DepecheMode, future Music/{{Erasure}} keyboard player) and Music/AlisonMoyet. Released two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'', containing the hits "Only You" and "Don't Go" (and in the USA, "Situation", a B-side in the UK) and ''You And Me Both'' (containing the hit "Nobody's Diary").


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* TechnologyMarchesOn: "Bad Connection" - the narrator can't get in touch with her lover because the phone lines are down. What really puts it in a bygone age is the suggestion that she "ought to write a letter instead".
* ThrowItIn: "In My Room" has some random StudioChatter at the end.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: "I Before E Except After C"

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