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Monday, 27 July 2009

Soft Cell - Torch

Following on from the exceptional reception for Soft Cell’s debut album, and the mammoth sales for ‘Tainted Love’, the extroverted Marc Almond was elevated to the status of cult figure, and was adopted as a figurehead of sorts for the gay community, though as per usual, sections of the press were keen to undermine his actions, and criticised what they perceived as deliberately effeminate posturing.

Regardless, Soft Cell continued to dominate the British charts throughout 1982, next up with the stand alone single ‘Torch’, which burned bright at number 2 in the U.K. Singles Chart, and featured the vocals of one Cindy Ecstasy. Cindy was a New Yorker, with whom Almond and Ball had become friendly whilst recording their debut set. Ecstasy by name, and in this case, by nature - the new club drug ecstasy, that is. It established the beginnings of a slippery slope for both, particularly Almond

The dominant A side of what was intended to be a double-A side, brings together all the classic Soft Cell elements: the world-weariness, the tender bitterness, the vulnerable regret of making avoidable mistakes. It was to be a real pinnacle of achievement and as was becoming a standard achievement for Marc, his lyrics delicately and effectively walked the fine line between pure camp and simple, basic emotion. As often, his characters care deeply but haven’t got their grip on the world quite right.

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Insecure Me - B-Side

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