Erasure - Description: male with wings, possibly covered

Vince Clarke (keyboards) and Andy Bell (vocals) together form the synth pop band Erasure.

Nonsense stories ascribing the name to a pencil from which the gum had come off (assumed original band name: Pencil without an Eraser) or to the word Erasure written on a demo tape (after which that tape was erased of course) we sweep aside as fairy tales.

Erasure band name origins - Andy Bell - Jack NanceA more likely explanation is that the duo was inspired by the movie Eraserhead (1977) by David Lynch that later became a cult film.

This argument becomes even stronger by looking at the remarkable resemblance between Andy Bell and Eraserhead’s leading actor, Jack Nance (as Henry Spencer).

Active: 1985-present, GBR

See also: Apartment 26

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