- Performer:Soft Cell
- Title:The Bedsit Tapes
- Style:New Wave,Punk/New Wave
- Date of release:August 30, 2005
- Recording date:January, 2005
- Size FLAC version1936 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1826 megabytes
- Size WMA version1440 megabytes
- Formats:AAC AUD XM MIDI DXD WAV
The Bedsit Tapes is a compilation of songs recorded by the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell before their record contract with Some Bizzare Records. The album, released 1 August 2005, collects various songs recorded in an amateur studio at Leeds Metropolitan University, then called Leeds Polytechnic, in Leeds. The album includes three tracks which appeared on their rare independent 1980 release, Mutant Moments.
Of course this is a must for anyone interested in that side of Soft Cell. Furtherly, divorcing three 'Mutant Moments' tracks from 'Frustration' being ironically labelled as 'demo', being thrown on the other disc aside the duo's more familiar songbook is quite a miss.
Soft Cell 's first demo tapes have frequently been bootlegged, most famously as Science Fiction Stories. They had never seen more than the most cursory commercial release, however - four songs spread across a rare EP and a mid-'80s flexidisc. Yet they are, in many ways, the purest of all the band's recordings - the sound of two art students who want to make music and couldn't give a hoot for commercial considerations.
No one has said anything yet. Contributions By. tha138.
08. Science Fiction Stories. 09. Purely Functional. 10. A Cut Above the Rest. 12. Excretory Eat Anorexia Nervosa.
In addition, I believe the Worst Album Art Award goes to The Bedsit Tapes! What an unappealing, unimaginative, inartistic cover. First off, there are a lot of songs missing from the Science Fiction Stories CD that are not on the Bedsit Tapes CD. Missing from SFS are the following: "facility girls", "living for today", "factory fun", "penthouse pet", "when we go marching", "I am 16" (a sinister take on the song you hear in the moving The Sound of Music!), "a man could get lost", "mix and match", "persuasion".
SOFT CELL videos - The Bedsit Tapes.
Soft Cell lyrics - 65 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Tainted Love", "Where Did Our Love Go?", "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye". album: "The Bedsit Tapes" (2005). Feelings Metro Mr. X Paranoid.
Style: pop. Album year: 1999. Soft Cell - Numbers 04:57. Soft Cell - The Art of Falling Apart 05:01. The Very Best of Soft Cell - Soft Cell. The Art Of Falling Apart - Soft Cell. The Bedsit Tapes - Soft Cell. Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret - Soft Cell. Memorabilia: The Singles - Soft Cell.
CreditsSoft Cell - Primary Artist
|2||L.O.V.E. Feeling||Soft Cell||3:26|
|3||Metro Mr X||Soft Cell||2:08|
|4||Bleak Is My Favourite Cliche||Soft Cell||2:15|
|5||Occupational Hazard||Soft Cell||3:32|
|7||Factory Fun||Soft Cell||3:20|
|8||Science Fiction Stories||Soft Cell||3:15|
|9||Purely Functional||Soft Cell||2:10|
|10||A Cut Above the Rest||Soft Cell||2:09|
|12||Excretory Eat Anorexia Nervosa||Soft Cell||4:37|
|13||Cleansing Fanatic||Soft Cell||2:34|
|14||Walking Make Up Counter||Soft Cell||2:54|
|15||Pyrex My Cuisine||Soft Cell||1:07|
|16||Tupperware Party||Soft Cell||2:04|