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    Well.....

    I cannot believe that there is a music site that doesnt mention Marc and Dave and Soft Cell.

    'Say Hello', 'Bedsitter', 'What', 'Torch', and 'Tainted Love'.....

    Marc's first time on Top Of The Pops and our mums and dads saying 'what does he look like'..... Dad's even whispering distainfully that he just might be 'one of those'..... Dave simpering on the Synth in the background!


    My fav is 'Soul Inside'. It is a triumph of teen angst with its wonderful chaos of sounds and words.....


    marcalmond.co.uk - The Official Marc Almond website


    Where are all the 'Baby Dolls', 'Gutter Hearts' and of course.... 'Sex Dwarfs'??

    Kevin xx
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    It was trashy, camp, funny and wonderful......

    Marc Almond and Jimi Sommerville singing "I Feel Love" on TOTP!
    Loved it!!
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    Say Hello Wave Goodbye is a beautiful song
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    I like Say Hello, Wave Goodbye but don't much care for Tainted Love. My all-time favourite is The Girl With the Patent Leather Face (a song they made before hitting the big time).

    I always thought that Dave Ball was grossly under-represented - he is a great keyboardist, imo he got a rough deal with Almond hogging the limelight.

    Btw, my wife has met Marc Almond (and I'm envious about that).
    Time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiop View Post
    I like Say Hello, Wave Goodbye but don't much care for Tainted Love. My all-time favourite is The Girl With the Patent Leather Face (a song they made before hitting the big time).

    I always thought that Dave Ball was grossly under-represented - he is a great keyboardist, imo he got a rough deal with Almond hogging the limelight.

    Btw, my wife has met Marc Almond (and I'm envious about that).
    And I've met Dave Ball. Great guy. I still owe him a bunch of pints, and he actually gave me his card and told me I should call up his studio if i wanted some work, but I didn't have the guts to.

    Stupid me.
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    Tainted Love is one of the first songs I remember being a hit.

    For years I liked Torch even though it got no airplay after being a hit.

    Years later my Dad got a tape of their hits out from the library & it was great to hear it again.

    I've got the special edition of Non Stop Erotic Cabaret, that's more or less a greatest hits with the added bonus tracks.

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    Saw their final show at the Hammersmith Palais, then they came back as nearly all bands do.. must say I have no interest in them these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridski View Post
    And I've met Dave Ball. Great guy. I still owe him a bunch of pints, and he actually gave me his card and told me I should call up his studio if i wanted some work, but I didn't have the guts to.

    Stupid me.
    Great! Wish I could meet him. My wife met Almond because her next door neighbour was one of his roadies. He was sat on the gate outside her house - she never had the guts to ask him for an autograph but she threatened to push him off the gate for a joke, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossobantam View Post
    Say Hello Wave Goodbye is a beautiful song

    Totally agree.

    I love Marc's voice and this is him at his best.

    'Dreams come true if you want them to'

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    I'm a massive Soft Cell fan and I love Marc Almond's solo stuff as well. This Last Night In Sodom is one of my favorite albums EVER and highly underrated... it's much grittier and darker than the stuff Soft Cell are best remembered for, almost more rock 'n' roll than synthpop.

    I've met Marc Almond in person as well. He's lovely.

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