Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Do You Remember Your First Time?
Your first musical post that is - and what the trigger, tune or track was that got you fired up enough to start blogging and cataloging the collection ?
One number did it for me. An instrumental obscurity, that randomly dropped into play by a group, who, ironically, have rarely popped up on my player since, and have never been captured on the blog - apart from my first ever MP3 post that is..
So who was it? Soft Cell, that's who.
Given this, The Cell, seem well overdue for another punt on the PM blog. Tarred forever with the Tainted Love brush, it's too easy to forget what a rabid and devoted following they developed, that they were too shadowy and almost sleazy to sit comfortably alongside other eighties glossy Top of the Poppers. Or what quality pop they produced.
Kings of the 80s 12-inch format. Insecure Me (B-side to Bedsitter) is tick-list of all that the Softies do best
Oh dear, I've overdone the gin (again)
I'm an outsider but a survivor
A proto-rap from Cindy Ecstasy
Soft Cell - Insecure Me (12")