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Jaxsbum Fri 06-Nov-15 23:16:04

Tainted Love?? I thought it was their song

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Fri 06-Nov-15 23:17:15

That's what DH just said, I thought everyone knew, it always comes up on threads about best cover version ever.

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Fri 06-Nov-15 23:18:06

Nope, some woman in the 60s sang it I think.

They did the best version though, it's one of my all time favourite songs.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Fri 06-Nov-15 23:18:12

Well maybe not everyone, but did think it was generally known.

Jaxsbum Fri 06-Nov-15 23:19:00

and Omg hand bags and glad a cover, Rod didn't do it first

BearFeet Fri 06-Nov-15 23:19:12

I only found this out recently.

TiredButFineODFOJ Fri 06-Nov-15 23:20:35

Not often that the original and the cover are both amazing. Rihanna's sampling of it on SOS - not so good

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 06-Nov-15 23:20:41

They did lots of motown covers when playing live. And very well they did them, in their inimitable style. Probably one of the best bands I've ever seen live. And Marc Almond is a lovely chap.

NinaSimoneful Fri 06-Nov-15 23:20:58

Yabu, Tainted Love has been covered many times. Even Rihanna has sampled it.

Devora Fri 06-Nov-15 23:22:06

Northern soul classic, wasn't it?

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 06-Nov-15 23:22:22

This and Siouxie And The Banshees version of Dear Prudence have to be two of the best covers ever.

MaisieDotes Fri 06-Nov-15 23:22:29

I didn't know for ages that one of the songs on David Gray's White Ladder was originally a Soft Cell song.

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 06-Nov-15 23:23:17

Oh god, this was an amazing cover too, but that prat Gates ruined it for me.

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 06-Nov-15 23:25:07

Yes it was, Devora, I said Motown as I thought that's more recognisable to people.

Tartyflette Fri 06-Nov-15 23:27:08

Chris Farley did handbags and gladrags first (and best)

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 06-Nov-15 23:29:13

Sorry,suspicious mind by Fine Young Cannibals (with the still absolutely gorgeous Roland Gift) is up there, too. sigh, Roland

NetballHoop Fri 06-Nov-15 23:31:32

What I found more amazing was that Mark Almond is still alive. I assumed he'd died years ago.

ADishBestEatenCold Fri 06-Nov-15 23:31:42

Gloria Jones (Marc Bolan's girlfriend) was the original artist, though she didn't write it.

Losten to her sign it. It's superb and (IMO) if you like Soft Cell's version, you'll love Gloria's.

ADishBestEatenCold Fri 06-Nov-15 23:32:46


WhataRacquet Fri 06-Nov-15 23:36:22

Sinead was gorgeous.

Sparklingbrook Fri 06-Nov-15 23:37:54

Why would you assume he was dead Netball? confused

Jaxsbum Fri 06-Nov-15 23:38:35

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 06-Nov-15 23:22:22
This and Siouxie And The Banshees version of Dear Prudence have to be two of the best covers ever.

I loved that one

ThePortlyPinUp Fri 06-Nov-15 23:39:01

I have three versions of tainted love on my phone (Soft Cell, Marilyn Manson and Gloria Jones) the latter is the best imho. I get rather into the clapping and dancing blush

JoffreyBaratheon Fri 06-Nov-15 23:40:45

I loved David Gray but I don't think his version of 'Say Hello, Wave Goodbye' came close to Marc Almond's. Maybe it's a case of preferring the version you heard first? But Gray seemed to sanitise the song, somehow.

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 06-Nov-15 23:42:14

Exh said 'nothing compares 2 U' used to make him and the other married blokes so homesick during the first Gulf War.

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