Flouted love ... dirty love ...
Soft Cell is an English group composed by a duo in which we find Marc Almond, singer and Dave Ball, composer. Their association was born in 1979 at the Art School in Leeds where they gave their first concerts, reciting poems, showing films and slides, sometimes totally out of date ! They will be spotted by Stevo from "Some Bizzare". Their 1st recording is released on the compilation "Some Bizarre Album" ... which also features the 1st title of another unknown group ... namely Depeche Mode! It was in 1981 that everything accelerated when Mute Records released the single "Memorabilia" which brought them from the shadows to the light. Who is considered today as the forerunner of the current House music ... But it is especially the cult "Tainted love" (in truth a cover of Gloria Jones) which comes out the same year and which will literally propel them into the firmaments of planetary hits, ranking them N ° 1 in 17 countries. This title being considered today as one of the 10 most important titles of the decade 80, as well by its incredible sound for the time as by its atypical rhythm. 1982 will see the release of the single "Say hello wave goodbye", of good quality but which will not know the success of "Tainted love", as it is impossible to compete with such a "jewel". The group will separate in 1984 and Marc Almond will follow a solo career without great success in the end. To discover or rediscover. Discography (among others ...) :
• L.O.V.E. feelings 1980
• Memorabilia 1981
• Tainted love 1981
• Where did our love go ? 1981
• Bedsitter 1981
• Say hello wave goodbye 1982
• Torch 1982
• What ! 1982
• It's a mugs game 1982
• Where the heart is 1982
• Numbers 1983
• Soul inside 1983
• Down in the subway 1984
1980 ... at the beginning of the origin of the genesis. The first steps of a small group which will later produce one of the biggest Dance hits of all time
1981 ... the first 'little' hit. Okay, sure, there's still work. But the best is yet to come !
1981 ... then suddenly comes the interstellar and transgenerational tube which will remain as the group's masterpiece !! Undoubtedly one of the 10 biggest dance hits of the decade and of the 20th century. All on a luxury cover of the title of Gloria Jones dating from 1964. And yes, the version of Soft Cell is not an original ...
1981 ... after the luxury takeover of Gloria Jones, here comes a second luxury takeover this time from the Supremes. And it also works perfectly. Past Masters in the art of copying !
1981 ... a sequel to obvious quality but which cannot compete with an absolutely oufissime 'Tainted love'
1982 ... an undeniable talent which makes it possible to produce pieces of great class. And with extraordinary inspiration. The proof with this piece ...
1982 ... 81 was an exceptional year with 2 mega hits, including one legendary. 82 will be almost as strong. Masters of the World !
1982 ... a strikethrough title, a look that is no less, not to mention a fully aware clip. Pure Softcelian delirium. But we also love them for that !
1982 ... a track that spins at 200 km/h and far, very far from their usual favorite universe. A little innovation does not harm, quite the contrary ...
1982 ... an exceptional year for the group which ends in beauty with this new little hit from behind the fagots
1983 ... change of year and change of sound. Strikethrough before and ... strikethrough after, the only constant in the group
1983 ... come on, the king of the Marcel offers us one last major title before bowing out
1984 ... ah, yes, there is still one left. But hey, it is clear that it is time for the adventure to end ...
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