Originally Posted by bong
honestly, Soft Cell's short career yielded one essential album, but it's a great album, and not just for the hits (or in the US, that one hit). "Frustration," "Sex Dwarf" and "Seedy Films" are sooo good.
I'd contest that: I listen to The Art of Falling Apart
and This Last Night in Sodom
more than I ever have Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
. This Last Night ...
features two of the best songs that they ever performed: "Surrender to a Stranger" and "L'Esqualita".
Marc's second "solo" album (Torment and Toreros
by Marc and the Mambas) is, of course, an acknowledged classic, and needs to be checked out by anyone interested in chamber torch. I've seen him a couple of times live (including once with the reformed Soft Cell) and I think that he's one of the best live performers around.