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Neon Nights - 200 - Erasure Interview

Join us as we celebrate Show #200!! on Neon Nights with our “Erasure / Vince Clarke Interview” – presented by John von AhlenParralox & Costa Lakoumentas.
Vince Clarke chats with John von Ahlen in a repeat of our show from 2015.

Formed 30 years ago, the award-winning song writing duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ’80s, ’90s through to today. Songs like ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Victim Of Love’, ‘Ship Of Fools’, ‘Blue Savannah’, ‘Star’, ‘Chains Of Love’, ‘The Circus’, ‘Who Needs Love (Like That)’, ‘Love To Hate You’, ‘Drama!’, ‘Always’ and ‘Breathe’, ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums
(including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, ‘Abba-esque’.

John chats with Vince Clarke about the Best Of Album “Always”, what it was like working on the SSSS album (how DO you pronounce it? Tune in and all will be revealed), his thoughts on techno, being an electronic pioneer and in a not-to-be-missed segment Vince chats about what he would be doing if he wasn’t a musician

Special thanks to Mute Records / Leo Stubbing for coordinating the interview, and of course Vince Clarke for taking the time to chat with me.

Electronically Yours, John.

You can listen to the entire show by clicking on the podcast link at the bottom of the page.

Tracklist for Show 200 – “Erasure / Vince Clarke Interview”

Erasure – Chains of Love (Vince Clarke Remix)
Interview 01+02 – Tomorrow’s World / The Violet Flame / Live Shows
Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel (Vince Clarke Remix)

Interview 04 + 05
Erasure – Reason (Parralox Remix)
Interview 06 + 07
Erasure – SOS

Interview 08
Erasure – Sometimes (Remix)
Interview 09 + 10
Erasure – You Surround Me (Mark Saunders Remix)
Erasure – Elevation (BT Remix)

Interview 13 + 14 + 15
Erasure – Under The Wave (Parralox Remix)
Interview 16 + 17
Erasure – A Little Respect (Big Train Mix)

Erasure – Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling)

All this & Always Needing Love Like That on Neon Nights, the NUMBER ONE downloaded podcast on JOY949, and NUMBER ONE LGBTIQ Music Podcast in Australia.
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About the author: John


John von Ahlen is a Producer / Director based in Melbourne, Australia.

His current project is Parralox, an electronic act that has toured internationally (live shows with Erasure + Little Boots), and achieved chart success in USA, UK and Europe (Billboard / CMJ / German Web Charts / UK Commercial Club Charts).

John has remixed artists such as Erasure, Marcella Detroit, Delta Goodrem, Gina G, Doctor & The Medics, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and many more.

His work for TV / Film includes The Wog Boy, Rove Live, Before The Game, Who's On The Menu (Theme Tune) and music for Neighbors / Home & Away / Queer as Folk (USA).

He also Directs and Animates, check out some of his work here :



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