Thursday, 28 January 2010

A little respect - Erasure

I might never have heard 'A little respect' if Kim Wilde hadn't decided to start performing the song live during her 2009 spring tour. Although the single was a big hit in the UK in 1988, I didn't hear the song at the time so I caught up 21 years later.

Written by Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, the heavily synthesized instrumentation is accentuated by acoustic guitar and Bell's use of falsetto in the chorus. The lyrics are an empowering plea to a lover to show compassion and respect. It reached number 4 in the UK singles chart and even managed to reach number 14 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 4472
Found: Fun Records, Berlin, received January 28, 2010
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'A little respect' / 'Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor'

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