Wild! cover



After wrapping up 1988 with the delightful Crackers International EP, Erasure returned a year later with Wild! an album that showcased them — to a wonderful degree — at their most emotional and contemplative as well as at their most wonderfully melodramatic. That latter element really showed up on the appropriately titled “Drama!,” one of the best and biggest singles, as well as “Star” and the hilariously camp “La Gloria,” while “Blue Savannah Song” and especially the intense, passionate “You Surround Me” showcased cooler but no less deeply felt performances.

Ned Raggett

Happy Days, Sweetheart cover

Happy Days, Sweetheart

Ethyl Meatplow
Shimmering, Warm & Bright cover

Shimmering, Warm & Bright

Bel Canto
His ‘n’ Hers cover

His ‘n’ Hers

Kissing to Be Clever cover

Kissing to Be Clever

Culture Club
Violent Silence/Flesh Volcano cover

Violent Silence/Flesh Volcano

Marc Almond, Foetus
Republic cover


New Order
Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Soft Pink Truth? cover

Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Soft Pink Truth?

The Soft Pink Truth
Violator cover


Depeche Mode
Magic Fly cover

Magic Fly

#7885 Electropunk to Technopop cover

#7885 Electropunk to Technopop

Cabaret Voltaire
Outernational cover


Billy Mackenzie
Treasure Box cover

Treasure Box

Marc Almond