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Marc Almond

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Marc Almond: The Human Torch

Interview by Betty Page, Noise!, 8 July 1982

Starring mild-mannered Marc and cub reporter Betty Page ...

Marc Almond

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, The Face, February 1983

THE RELATIONSHIP between record companies and the music press is I think generally seen to be one of a symbiotic nature. ...

Give This Man An Oscar: The Wilde Side of Marc Almond

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 6 August 1983

MARC ALMOND is very screwed up about being a pop star, which is what comes of hanging around Nick Cave and Genesis P. Orridge. ...

Marc Almond: Revenge Of The Sleazebag

Interview by Don Watson, New Musical Express, 8 September 1984

AS LONDON swelters, there's one back alley in Soho's underarm narrow enough to escape the sun's onslaught. Damp and dingy it seems to seep moisture ...

Marc Almond: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 15 September 1984

BOUNCING ON for his first encore, Marc paused, adjusted his shimmering shirt and briefly addressed his kingdom. "Do you think it was a big mistake ...

Marc Almond: Ol' Goo Eyes Is Back

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, November 1984

LURCHING ALONG a dark street, hellhound on my trail, underpants on my head...A new life around the corner. ...

Marc Almond: Fridge, Brixton, London

Live Review by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 22 June 1985


Marc Almond: Do You Hate This Man?

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Smash Hits, 11 September 1985

Do you hate this man? If so you're not alone. Marc Almond admits he's "one of the most disliked of all pop stars". But he ...

Marc Almond: Mother Hen In Love

Interview by Cath Carroll, New Musical Express, 21 September 1985

MARC ALMOND drops an egg or two on fame, success, romance, and the little "chicks" who dog his sequinned tootsie-steps. CATH CARROLL adds them up. ...

Marc Almond: The Astoria, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, 2 January 1988

WHERE HAVE these vulpine goths acquired their taste for this Brechtian melodrama? A brush with The Collected Isherwood? ...

Exit The '80s — Goth: Bats Out Of Hell

Overview by Cathi Unsworth, Sounds, 23 September 1989

It's been the decade of the goth — but, somewhere along the line, the innovation of the Birthday Party, the Banshees and the Sisters gave ...

Beauty and the Beast: Marc Almond: Enchanted (Some Bizzare) ***½

Review by Cathi Unsworth, Sounds, 9 June 1990

SO IT SEEMS the men in black have changed their colour to red this year. After Nick Cave's heaven scented Good Son, the romantic trickser ...

Marc Almond: Stray Hello Waif Goodbye

Interview by Barbara Ellen, New Musical Express, 8 December 1990

Nine years on from 'Tainted Love', MARC ALMOND is back working with Soft Cellmate Dave Ball on his new single 'Waifs And Strays'. BARBARA ELLEN ...

The Bizzare Adventures of Stevo

Interview by Paul Sexton, Select, February 1991

Bank managers chase after him, record company chiefs live in fear of him trashing their offices, but STEVO somehow manages to survive, along with one of the most ...

Marc Almond: Tenement Symphony (WEA/All formats)

Review by Betty Page, New Musical Express, 19 October 1991

A PLUCKY '80s survivor, Marc Almond is now on his tenth life. Having had dealings with almost every major label in the land, he's now ...

Marc Almond: Round The Horn

Interview by Betty Page, Vox, December 1991

Marc Almond may be mellowing in middle age, but who's he trying to kid that he's the Englebert Humperdinck of the '90s? Betty Page meets ...

Marc Almond: The Innocent Exhibitionist

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, August 1992

His search for inner fulfillment took him to places that respectable folk would sooner not know about. Now Marc Almond has decided where he truly ...

Marc Almond: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 10 October 1992


Marc Almond: Open All Night (Blue Star)

Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 1 May 1999

OK, LET'S GET this straight: Nick Cave is a respected ex-Goth with no hit singles. Marc Almond has had five hit singles, was responsible for ...

Vicki Wickham: Ready, Vicki, Go!

Retrospective and Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 30 November 1999

She's managed stars from Dusty Springfield to Marc Almond and has just won an award for her lifetime's work in the music industry. But outside ...

Marc Almond: That's enough erotic cabaret!

Report and Interview by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 2 February 2003

Soft Cell's Marc Almond is intending to grow old gracefully, says Simon Price. Then again... ...

Marc Almond: Let's Talk About Death

Interview by Simon Price, The Independent, 17 February 2015

Simon Price talks to the enigmatic singer about Soho, Soft Cell and mortality. ...

Marc Almond: "I've had the chance to be subversive in the mainstream"

Profile and Interview by Jude Rogers, The Observer, 23 October 2016

With a career-spanning 10-album box set coming out, the Soft Cell star reflects on the '80s, Brexit and his fading love affair with London. ...

Marc Almond: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 24 March 2017

"I'VE STILL GOT it," purred Marc Almond, midway through this fabulous show, as much to himself as to the audience. The rowdy response that greeted ...

Marc Almond: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 11 February 2020

Singing of Italian horror films and Hollywood cemeteries, Almond is on magnificently melodramatic form. ...

Marc Almond: "The Royal Family are the one continuous thread that holds Britain together"

Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 13 February 2020

The non-stop Soft Cell singer on his confrontational past, Twitter troubles, and why he doesn't mind being part of "the establishment". ...

Soft Cell's Marc Almond is Prepared to Say Good-bye

Interview by Jim Farber, Vulture, 5 May 2022

MARC ALMOND of Soft Cell has an apt metaphor for life at his age. He likens it to the bars that measure the power left ...

see also Soft Cell


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