Erasure Do Blondie

We're waiting for Erasure to start covering No Doubt.

Now that they've done the 70's thing to death with their ABBA phase, the boys

in Erasure are giving the 80's a swing with a cover of a Blondie classic.

The b-side to the band's next single, "In My Arms," (due in early March)

the first track from their upcoming album Cowboy (late March) is a cover

of Blondie's "Rapture," with, get this, the normally dour Vince Clark doing the

rap about the "man from Mars" etc.

The band aren't newbies to the Blondie

oeuvre, having made "Heart of Glass" a part of their live shows for the past

year. Also of note to fans of the ABBAesque band is the fact that they're,

pinch me, touring the U.S. for the first time in five years!