Early electronica and sample heavy dance groups like the Pet Shop Boys and Erasure point to Depeche Mode as inspiration, and fans of this less dark, more upbeat strain of 80s music also claim Depeche Mode as one of their faves.
With this music coming firmly back into vogue (even Erasure has a new album coming out), expect to hear a lot more from Grand National.
Erasure their confusion by writing something like "One Call and We'll Send a Tow Truck-For Free-24 Hours a Day" instead.
Her partner in Yaz, Vince Clarke, eventually went on to form synth royalty band Erasure.
Alan Wilder replaced Vince Clarke after he left to eventually form Erasure.