This was a hit when I was a kid. That said, I don't think I was really aware of who Yaz was until college when some friends became obsessed with one of their songs ("In My Room") included on the soundtrack for the movie The Chocolate War (what, what Robert Cormier!).
Yaz (or Yazoo in the UK) is a duo of pure synth delight. Synther-songwriter Vince Clarke, of Depeche Mode (and later Erasure), teamed up with singer Alison Moyet to create the magic that you hear below. Moyet's voice is exquisite (and another example of early vocal gender confusion for me). Clarke's sounds are iconic and quintessentially early 80s.
The band broke up in the early 90s, but got back together again about a year ago. Anyone catch them on that reunion tour? I'm thinking it was probably one of the rare actually awesome reunions.
Do I dress for every situation,
Moving through the doorway of a nation?