Soft Cell

11-14-12        Soft Cell

Aaron Copeland born 1900; Buckwheat Zydeco born 1947; 11-14-81 Soft Cell “Bedsitter” 45 charts at No. 4 in England.

Marc Almond / Soft Cell!

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 EROTIC CABARET re                  MERCURY US            586719.2

1982 12 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks) (’02 issue)

12″               TAINTED LOVE                                                   SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 212

1981 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD5              TAINTED LOVE                                                   VERTIGO DE               888647.2

1981 2 TRK CD Single CD5 (late 80’s issue)

7″                 TAINTED LOVE / MEMORABILIA                      SIRE US                       SRE 49855

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               BEDSITTER                                                         SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 612

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

DVD             NON-STOP EXOTIC VIDEO SHOW                 SANCTUARY US        88387.9

1982 (’04 issue) Dolby Digital

CD                NON-STOP ESTATIC DANCING re                 MERCURY DE            558265.2

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

CD5              TORCH                                                                 VERTIGO DE               875397.2

1982 2 TRK CD Single CD5

12″               SAY HELLO WAVE GOODBYE                         SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 712

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

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

LP                ART OF FALLING APART, THE                        SIRE US                       23769.1

1983 10 TRKS LP + 12″, promo

12″               NUMBERS                                                           SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 1712

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 SOUL INSIDE                                                      SOME BIZARRE UK   BZS 20

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

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

1983 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, remix

12″               SOUL INSIDE                                                      VERTIGO DE               814249.1

1983 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP                THIS LAST NIGHT IN SODOM                          SOME BIZARRE UK   SOD 1

1984 10 TRKS

CD                MEMORABILIA – THE SINGLES                       MERCURY US            510178.2

1991 15 TRK Collection

CD5              TAINTED LOVE re-issue                                   MERCURY DE            SOFCD 2

1991 3 TRK CD Single CD5

Always really liked the “Bedsitter” single.  The 12” is fantastic!  Who could’ve known at the time that “Tainted Love” would end up being such a dance-floor classic?  I also recommend the “Non Stop Exotic Video Show” DVD; the box says there’s 5.1 audio, but I don’t think there is.  It was still fun to watch!

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2 Responses to Soft Cell

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    How I wish I heard “Bedsitter” for every 20 plays of “Tainted Love” in 2012 that I hear! I’d be a little happier.

  2. Ron Kane says:

    In The US, Soft Cell are 100% a “one hit wonder”; it is possible to hear the 12″ version of “Tainted Love” even! Perhaps it’s been ‘approved’ by whoever programs 80’s oldies radio?

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