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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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Soft Cell: Sweet Cell Music

Interview by Betty Page, Sounds, 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: The Big Softies

Interview by Betty Page, Sounds, 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 ...

Sleeping Partners

Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 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, 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 ...

Marc Almond: The Whip Hand

Interview by Jon Savage, Face, The, 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, Village Voice, 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 ...

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

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 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 ...

Soft Cell: The Art Of Falling Apart

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 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. ...

Soft Cell: Tawdry Latenight Weepies

Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 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, Face, The, 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: 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 ...

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 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 ...

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, beverleyglick.com, 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 ...

Electro Pop: One Nation Under a Moog

Overview by Simon Reynolds, Guardian, The, October 2009

As new BBC4 documentary Synth Britannia shows, the synthesizer first dehumanised then re-humanised British pop, fulfilled the DIY promise of punk, and changed how bands ...

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