Yaz appeared on the ˝New Wave˝ scene in 1982 with the hits ˝Situation˝, ˝Don’t Go˝ and ˝Only You˝.
Fronted by Vince Clark (ex-Depeche Mode) on synthesizers and an unknown female vocalist named Allison Moyet, Yaz (originally Yazoo) created catchy electro/pop.
Yaz’s debut album ˝Upstairs At Eric’s˝ produced several huge club hits with ˝Situation˝ (here in it’s entire ˝Club Mix˝ version), ˝Don’t Go˝ and the moderately successful ˝Only You˝. The first two songs are synthesized discoish club tunes with strong vocals courtesy of Moyet.
Club jocks pumped these songs thru their sound systems to packed dancefloors (I know cause I was one of the jocks that spun both these tunes, sometimes several times a night) worldwide.
But the album also had other great songs such as ˝Bad Connection˝, ˝Goodbye Seventies˝, and ˝Bring Your Love Down (Didn’t I)˝ to name a few.
If you enjoy artists such as Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, New Order, Human League, Heaven 17 and Ultravox then this cd is a must have. Highly Recommended!