TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ – SOFT CELL

Remarkable longplayers from the past

‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’
SOFT CELL

Released: 27 Nov 1981
Debut album

ALL MUSIC wrote: “‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ originally released in Britain in the fall of 1981, contained both the band’s first hit and its follow-up, “Bedsitter,” its title referring to what in America would be called a studio apartment. At full album length, lyricist Almond’s primary preoccupation, only suggested in ‘Tainted Love’ was spelled out. This was a theme album about aberrant sexuality, a tour of a red-light district. The point was well made on ‘Sex Dwarf’ with
its oft-repeated chorus ‘Isn’t it nice/Sugar and spice/Luring disco dollies to a life of vice?’ The insistent beats taken at steady dance tempos and the chilling electronic sounds conjured by
Ball emphasized Almond’s fascination with deviance; it almost seemed as though the album
had been designed to be played in topless bars. British listeners saw through Almond’s
pretense or were amused by him, or both. More puritanical Americans tended to disapprove, which probably limited the group’s long-term success stateside. But the music was undeniably influential.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s favorite track: SAY HELLO, WAVE GOODBYE

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Album in full
(Original track list: #1 – #10)…

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SOFT CELL: Discography / MARC ALMOND: Website – Facebook


For one night only

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