It was right on the back of the success of Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, that Soft Cell returned with a new self-written song and what in retrospect many consider to be their finest 45. It was a trumpet-led effort that had class and style written all over it; it reached #2 in the UK singles chart but really did deserve to have taken the top spot.
Next up was their take on another largely unheralded single, originally recorded by Judy Street in 1968 and re-released in 1977 after it had become a staple of the Northern Soul scene here in the UK. The b-side is interesting as it as its an instrumental which gives an early indication that Dave Ball was getting bored writing catchy hits.
Finally for today, the lead-off 45 from the duo’s second LP, The Art of Falling Apart, a record which upon release would alienate many of those who saw Soft Cell purely as a pop band and delight those of us who loved their deeper, darker and more experimental side.
mp3 : Soft Cell – Torch
mp3 : Soft Cell – Insecure Me
mp3 : Soft Cell – What
mp3 : Soft Cell – So
mp3 : Soft Cell – Where The Heart Is
mp3 : Soft Cell – It’s A Mug’s Game