Category Archives: Soft Cell

Tunes from my shoebox #2: Back to the Eighties!

shoebox

An ordinary shoebox looks like this. MY shoebox is much better than this one, though.

Dipping into my shoebox of backup discs again, I pick out one dedicated to acts beginning with S, V and Y. They just happened to combine to make the right sort of total to fill a DVD-R.

The S folder contains a subfolder called “1980s”. It contains tracks from the 1980s. Given my haphazard filing system, this is not as obvious as it should be. Here are some tracks retrieved from that subfolder and its subsubfolders, all 12″ mixes.

Link: The S.O.S. Band – Just Be Good To Me (12″ version)

Later reworked by Beats International as “Dub Be Good To Me” and Professor Green as “Just Be Good To Green”, but the original doesn’t get much of an airing anymore.

Link: Bronski Beat with Marc Almond – I Feel Love / Love To Love You Baby / Johnny Remember Me (12″ version)

I know, Bronski Beat doesn’t start with S. It’s in a folder of various works by Jimmy Somerville. I think by now you should be starting to understand why I can never find the backup I actually want.

Link: Soft Cell – Memorabilia (12″ version)

More Marc Almond, this time in an early Soft Cell classic. Strange to think this was never a hit, when it’s probably better remembered than bona fide smashes like “What” and “Torch”.

Link: Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Success (Dance Mix)

The much-vaunted, little-purchased Stock Aitken Waterman collaboration. The only way this could be more eighties would be to have Selina Scott introducing it.

Link: Spandau Ballet – Lifeline (12″ Dub Mix)

Because Sigue Sigue Sputnik just aren’t uncool enough.

 

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