Simon Spence


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Backstage Books

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Four boys who grew up in the experimental 'New Town' of Basildon in the late 70s on a diet of Kratwerk and Essex soul produced what the founder Vince Clarke called "ultrapop". In the words of Depeche Mode singer David Gahan, "a new kind of band from a new kind of town".

After writing debut album 'Speak & Spell' and hit single 'Just Can't Get Enough', Clarke left to start Yazoo with Basildon's Alison Moyet. She is interviewed here alongside the band's closest friends for a book that tells how these Basildon teenagers went from church to the charts.

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