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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Apr 14, 2018

Episode 54: Erasure - The Innocents (1988) Part 2

Brian and Sarah return with Classic Pop contributor and all-around good guy Andrew Dineley to discuss side one of this classic 1988 album!  This side may have fewer songs than its flip side, but it is fully packed with hit singles, so along with talk of the music, our intrepid hosts also make time to consider three music videos and three record sleeves.  It's a lot to pack into one episode so forgive them if they go a bit long!

Part 3 - Track by Track

The Terrific Trio gets to gab about two huge worldwide hits with "A Little Respect" and "Chains of Love."  Andrew reminds Brian and Sarah that in the UK, "Ship of Fools" was also released and did quite well on the singles chart, which causes all sorts of envy and bitterness.  However, the mood is set to right by the lovely story of YouTube sensation Neil Francis - because no one can be depressed after watching him sing "A Little Respect" while waiting for the train!  Let's see, then Sarah and Andrew team up against Brian because he had the audacity to say that he doesn't think "Hallowed Ground" is as catchy a tune as "Chains of Love."  He backtracks on what he said just so they don't turn off his mic.  Man, Sarah usually writes these episode descriptions, but she is away this weekend and I thought it would be easier than this!  Oh!  Did you know that one of the songs on this side of the record was released as a single over twenty years later??  We'll talk about that too so I don't want to give it away here. 

A Little Respect
Ship of Fools
Phantom Bride
Chains of Love
Hallowed Ground

See the videos we discuss here:

A Little Respect

Ship of Fools

Chains of Love


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