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Soft Cell: Non-Stop Electronic Cabaret

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 Cell banner – two wild decades of booze and drugs, depression and confession, sex and scandal. The past 10 years since his last significant chart success have been especially brutal, full of stalled projects, long silences and a wrenching spell in rehab.

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