3-25-08 Soft Cell
LP ART OF FALLING APART, THE SIRE US 23769.1
12" BEDSITTER SOME BIZARRE
12" DOWN IN THE SUBWAY (REMIX) SOME BIZARRE
LP NON-STOP EROTIC CABARET SIRE
CD NON-STOP EROTIC CABARET re MERCURY
12" NUMBERS SOME BIZARRE
12" SAY HELLO WAVE GOODBYE SOME BIZARRE
12" SOUL INSIDE VERTIGO DE 814249.1
12" TAINTED LOVE SIRE US DSRE 40856
12" TAINTED LOVE SOME BIZARRE
CD5 TAINTED LOVE VERTIGO DE 888647.2
7" TAINTED LOVE / MEMORABILIA SIRE US SRE 49855
CD5 TAINTED LOVE re-issue MERCURY DE SOFCD 2 (GH vers.)
LP THIS LAST NIGHT IN
12" TORCH SOME BIZARRE
CD5 TORCH VERTIGO DE 875397.2
12" WHAT! SOME BIZARRE
12" WHERE THE HEART IS SOME BIZARRE
Soft Cell + Marc Almond
CD MEMORABILIA - THE SINGLES MERCURY US 510178.2
CD SINGLES 1984 - 1987 VIRGIN JPN VJD-32032
I knew about Soft Cell right from the beginning – I was working at an music record importer / exporter when they hit. I remember importing and selling a boatload of “Tainted Love” 12” singles from
I couldn’t hear it then, but I like Soft Cell fine right now, especially their 12” singles (I’ve got all the important ones, apart from their debut “Memorabilia”). My favorite is the 12” extended version of “Bedsitter” – when longer / extended meant another verse or a key change – and not merely a few beats. I’d love to find a CD single of the extended version of “Bedsitter” (long out –of-print, I suspect).
There was a time when the “Non Stop Erotic Video Show” home video was difficult to find – we first had a PAL VHS of it, followed by a censored Japanese laser disc. Now I have a U.S. NTSC DVD of it! And it still makes me laugh!
I felt bad when Marc Almond had his motorcycle accident (at least I think that’s what it was). Seems like he’s OK again – so, Bravo, Marc! Whatever happened to Dave Ball? Didn’t he have a solo record that few people cared about? I can’t even recall it’s title.
I recently made a mix-MD that placed the 45 version of “Tainted Love” chronologically with a bunch of other similar material (The Buggles, M, Ian Dury et al) – and it sounded good. But I do hear it a tad too much peripherally – on the FM radio. Not so the rest of their entire recorded output!
Thanks for the music, guys!