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Musicians
    (1982-1983)
    Pop-Synth Duo
    Vince Clarke (Synthesizers/Songwriter, July 3, 1960- )
    Alison Moyet (Singer/Songwriter, June 18, 1961- )
    Released two albums: 'Upstairs At Eric's' and 'You And Me Both'
    Recorded 'Only You/Situation,' 'Don't Go,' 'Winter Kills,' 'Too Pieces,' 'Bad Connection,' 'Tuesday,' 'Midnight,' 'The Other Side Of Love/Ode To Boy' 'State Farm' and ''Nobody's Diary/Situation'
    Nickname is Yaz
    Moyet's nickname is 'Alf.'
    Clarke quit, Depeche Mode, to form 'Yazoo.'
    The name is from the Mississippi blues label 'Yazoo Records.'
    They shortened it to 'Yaz' in the U.S. to avoid legal problems. The remained 'Yazoo' in the U.K. and 'Yaz' in the U.S.
    Because of their different musical backgrounds, they were nicknamed 'The Odd Couple.'
    Moyet said: 'Love songs seem to be the ones that trip off our tongues. But love's such a load of crap, it's all games and pride and ego. People always want to possess each other.'
    After their second album, 'You and Me Both,' they disbanded (June, 1983).
    Moyet said: 'The main reason for the split, I suppose is simply that the magic that we had at first just seems to have gone.'
    They list Britain's New Wave/Techno/Dance/Pop-Synth Duo 'Soft Cell' as their musical influence.
    'Only You/Situation' hit #2 (April, 1982).
    'Upstairs at Eric's' went platinum (1,000,000 sold) in the U.K.
    A disgruntled fan sent Vince Clarke a dead pigeon with maggots, show he was upset with the break-up.
    Clarke moved on to form the successful New Wave/Techno/Dance/Pop-Synth Duo ' Erasure.'
    Research: Tim Howard
    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 57 Votes: 45.61% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 53 Votes: 39.62% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 28 Votes: 39.29% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 83 Votes: 50.60% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 61 Votes: 44.26% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 44 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 93 Votes: 39.78% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 163 Votes: 46.01% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 349 Votes: 46.13% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 948 Votes: 42.72% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 654 Votes: 41.74% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 704 Votes: 69.60% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1315 Votes: 72.78% Annoying
 
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