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Soft Cell: Sweet Cell Music

Interview by Betty Page, Sounds, 21 March 1981

MARC ALMOND has never quite been able to live down our scathing pic caption which accompanied the review of the landmark Some Bizzare Album. ...

Soft Cell: Soft See Cell Warfare

Interview by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, January 1982

The Soft White Underbelly of Soft Cell ...

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Would we soft-soap you about... Soft Cell

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 23 May 1981

(1) We Intend to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy end tearfulness. ...

Soft Cell: The Big Softies

Interview by Betty Page, Sounds, 1 August 1981

"COMING!" SHREIKS a familiar voice, as we knock on the door of the flat that appears to have been built on a slag heap in ...

Soft Cell: Cell Division

Interview by Johnny Black, Smash Hits, 6 August 1981

Soft Cell are half-Soul, half-Electronic. Johnny Black likes both bits. ...

Sleeping Partners

Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 12 September 1981

Chris Bohn investigates some strange happenings with Soft Cell and Top Of The Pops ...

Bedsitting with Soft Cell

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, 12 November 1981

‘BEDSITTER’? I’M not knocking it, but the table in Marc Almond’s Leeds bed-sitting room probably said more on the subject than the complete lyric of ...

Soft Cell: Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (Some Bizzare BZLP 2)

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 28 November 1981


Marc Almond: The Whip Hand

Interview by Jon Savage, The Face, January 1982

…and who holds it? The pop process, alienation and sexuality discussed with Marc Almond. By JON SAVAGE. ...

Soft Cell: Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

Review by Van Gosse, The Village Voice, 23 February 1982

TO CHAMPION AN English electropop duo right now is a poor business; on all sides are heard the virile snickers of those who abominate synthesizers ...

Depeche Mode: Speak & Spell; Soft Cell: Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret; Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Architecture & Morality

Review by Jim Green, Trouser Press, March 1982

PUNK BANDS made up in sheer energetic vitality and charm what they lacked in technique. The young electronic bands now taking the British charts by ...

Soft Cell: Non Stop Erotic Dancing (Some Bizarre) **

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 19 June 1982

I'M NOT dancing, I'm sulking. Here we have a copy of Soft Cell's dance-mix album, a supposed treat, and I'm rooted to the floor. Church ...

Marc Almond: The Human Torch

Interview by Betty Page, Noise!, 8 July 1982

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

Soft Cell: The Man in Black

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 8 July 1982

Marc Almond gets a few things off his chest. Neil Tennant provides the vapour rub. ...

Human League et al: Synth-Pop

Report and Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, August 1982

Music Without Musicians...But Not Without Craftsmanship and Great Songs ...

Soft Cell: The Art Of Falling Apart

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 15 January 1983

YOUTH IS skin deep in a sleep... and out of work. Some pop stars accept this and let it go, some drone in statistics. Other ...

Soft Cell: Tawdry Latenight Weepies

Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 29 January 1983

IMITATION OF life or bigger than life?When Marc Almond and David Ball breeze into their record company's press office for this meeting, they're immediately swept ...

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. ...

Soft Cell and Yaz(oo): Synths and Singers

Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, February 1983

JUST TWELVE months ago it was unclear if the primarily British phenomena of synthesizer bands would exhibit any staying power. Although 1981 was a good ...

Soft Cell: Hammersmith Palais, London

Live Review by Betty Page, Record Mirror, 19 March 1983

The hard Cell ...

Soft Cell: The Art of Falling Apart (Sire 237691)

Review by Jon Young, Trouser Press, May 1983

MARC ALMOND and David Ball of Soft Cell make great singles. Like Paul McCartney, Abba and precious few others these days, they're adept at creating ...

Soft Cell: Farewell My Lovely!

Report and Interview by Don Watson, New Musical Express, 21 January 1984

Don Watson witnesses Soft Cell's glorious farewell concert and listens to Marc Almond kiss 'n' tell about his future plans to travel the world. ...

Soft Cell: No Ordinary Whipper Snappers

Interview by John Mendelsohn, Creem, March 1984

YOU REPORT TO the Ramada Inn in Beverly Hills at the agreed-upon hour of a drizzly afternoon between Halloween and Thanksgiving to ask Soft Cell ...

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 ...

Soft Cell: Reissues

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 1998

THOUGH THEY'RE often lumped in with other early Eighties techno-tarts as shiny and superficial, Soft Cell had a soot-black heart, a vicious edge, and an ...

Various Artists: Dawn Of Electronica

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, July 2000

Founding fathers of technopop come together in electro land ...

Soft Cell: The Twelve Inch Singles (Mercury)

Review and Interview by Jim Irvin, MOJO, December 2001

Every 12-inch single A and B-side of their career collected into o 3-CD set ...

Soft Cell: The Twelve Inch Singles (Mercury)****

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, December 2001

TRIPLE CD pack of seminal sleazefests. ...

Soft Cell: Non-Stop Electronic Cabaret

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, December 2001

BEHIND THE perky peroxide quiff and gym-toned body, Marc Almond is shitting himself. Almost two decades have passed since he last performed under the Soft ...

Soft Cell: Cruelty Without Beauty (Cooking Vinyl)

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, September 2002

THE GOD-UNCLES of electroclash make a long-overdue comeback with a fascinatingly reflective album – "We've gotta keep dancing through the years/We've gotta keep smiling through ...

Soft Cell: Cruelty Without Beauty (Cooking Vinyl) ****

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, October 2002

ORIGINAL CHEMICAL brothers make timely comeback ...

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... ...

The Tainted Life of Soft Cell

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Gittins, Q, 2004

IN 1973 A 16-YEAR-OLD Marc Almond travelled from his hometown of Southport to Liverpool to see David Bowie on his Aladdin Sane tour. Having suffered ...

The Day Soft Cell Saved Me From The Dance For Perfection

Memoir by Beverley Glick,, 2005

In the fifth extract from my memoir Hit Girl: My Bizarre Double Life in the Pop World of the Eighties, I recall my first meeting with ...

Soft Cell: 'Tainted Love'

Profile by Johnny Black, Blender, December 2007

Vital statistics on Soft Cell's controversial smash ...

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