I've always really loved this video. And I of course have a major soft spot for Erasure as well as for Depeche Mode and Yazz.
Ship of Fools was a #6 hit for Erasure in the U.K. in the U.S. they were still considered alternative even though A Little Respect made it to #14 and Chains of Love made it to #12 on the U.S. pop charts in 1988. It took until Always in 1994 which peaked at #20 for them to have another major hit in the U.S. and then they never did again.
Their domain was the dance chart where they had numerous hits including songs which made it to the peak position.
Erasure is a band to adore because they never shied away from wearing their hearts on their sleeves.
Here I am with Andy at a club called MARS in N.Y.C. in 1990.