Soft Cell

8-31-11

Soft Cell

Are they still together? I doubt it.

Did you ever see them play live? No.

Anything you want / need by them? Maybe some 7” UK singles?

You really should own / hear:

  1. Non Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)
  2. “Singles Collection” (Best Of)

I really had no patience for Soft Cell at the time.  It was super popular and, frankly, they seemed like someone else’s problem.  My favorite 45 in 2011 is “Bedsitter”, the 12” version.  Yep, I am missing some 12” singles.

The video for “Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret” is available on DVD in this country, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t hunt down a copy and see what the fuss was / is all about.

LP                ART OF FALLING APART, THE               SIRE US                       23769.1

1983 10 TRKS LP + 12″, promo

12″               BEDSITTER                                                SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 612

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               DOWN IN THE SUBWAY (REMIX)          SOME BIZARRE UK   BZSR 2212

1983 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, remix

12″               MEMORABILIA                                            SOME BIZARRE UK   HARD 12

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP                NON-STOP EROTIC CABARET              SIRE US                       SRK 3647

1981 10 TRKS

CD                NON-STOP ESTATIC DANCING             MERCURY DE            558265.2

1982 12 TRKS (6 x bonus tracks) (’98 issue)

12″               NUMBERS                                                  SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 1712

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               SAY HELLO WAVE GOODBYE                SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 712

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               SOUL INSIDE                                             VERTIGO DE               814249.1

1983 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               TAINTED LOVE                                          SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 212

1981 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP                THIS LAST NIGHT IN SODOM                 SOME BIZARRE UK   SOD 1

1984 10 TRKS

12″               TORCH                                                        SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 912

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               WHAT!                                                          SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 1112

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               WHERE THE HEART IS                           SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 1612

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

Perhaps I’ll eventually warm to their 2nd and 3rd albums.  For the most part, their debut is enough.

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