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Tainted Love - Soft Cell vs. Club 69
Soft Cell, Club 69
Tainted Love - Soft Cell vs. Club 69
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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All Artists: Soft Cell, Club 69
Title: Tainted Love - Soft Cell vs. Club 69
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Mca
Release Date: 1/26/1999
Album Type: Single
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008815553018, 008815553025
 

CD Reviews

Class Act Rediscovers Classic Track
ryerzoo@execulink.com | Philip Glass H.Q.-Woodstock, Canada | 04/28/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Club 69 have out done themselves with this awesome remix of Tainted Love. The packaging of the CD single is very impressive, with some great liner notes. Club 69 themselves appreciate the song Tainted Love, and they understand the fixation of popularity of this song, orginally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964 and written by former Four Prep member Edward C. Cobb. Tainted Love refuses to die. The Gloria Jones single ended up in a Leeds club in the late '70's, and was heard by Dave Ball. He presented the song to Marc Almond in early 1981, and the rest is history. Ed Cobb is a rich man thanks to Marc Almond and Dave Ball. However, for the best version of this new Tainted Love, your gonna have to break down and buy the 3 CD set, "The 12 Inch Singles". The 14 minute version of Tainted Love will take you to heaven and back."
A waste of plastic products...
Donovan Ware | Pacifica, CA United States | 01/30/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I would be the last person to give Marc Almond or Soft Cell a bad review. It's just this one in particular that makes me ill...While I agree with the feeling that this song is maybe a little more venerated than necessary, I do also feel that it deserves a better effort than this. Club 69 really didn't rise to the occasion on this remix series, and turned the song into a throbbing dancefloor noise-fest. There is zero synergy between the lyrics and the music. The beats are formulaic and more repetitive than a skipping Armand Van Helden record. Only the most sadistic House DJ would play this more than once a week if he wished to keep his job. It's very simple: If you liked the original, don't buy this. If you like the same old heavy basslines and boring drum structure that seems to abound on the more empty dance floors, then go for it."