Yazoo (known as Yaz in the U.S.) was an English synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex. They had a number of top ten hits in the British charts in the early 1980s. Formed in late 1981 by former Depeche Mode songwriter Vince Clarke (synthesizer) and English singer Alison Moyet (vocals), Yazoo was signed to Mute Records Ltd. who licensed them (as "Yaz") to Sire Records Company in the USA.
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February 10, 2019
Odd comment about what I hear in "Too Pieces" . . .

For some reason when I played "Too PIeces" in the Eighties, in the last third of the track (aprox 2:20 onwards), in the percussion with the 'brush' drumsticks (?), I heard (fabricated?) the words, "You're something to me, you know you are, you know you are . . . you're something to me . . . " constantly repeated. I loved it.

Now listening to it again I suddenly remembered that and still hear it. A little bit crazy, but in a nice way.

And why is "too" spelt like that?


January 12, 2019
2 completely different persons made the PERFECT synth pop. Period


October 1, 2002
One of the classic 80s synth-pop duos. Formed when Vince Clarke, after his shock departure from Depeche Mode in late '81, hooked up with aspiring singer Alison Moyet (later a big star in her own right of course). Achieved huge commercial - and critical - success with endearing pop gems like "Only You", "Don't Go" and "Nobody's Diary" before splitting up after only two albums.
Recommended purchase: "Upstairs At Eric's" LP (Mute Records, 1982)

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