Marc Almond’s second studio album, ‘Stories Of Johnny’ was the sound of the singer coming out of his shell and ushering a wider audience back to him.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
Fusing 70s pop songcraft with NYC’s underground club scene, Scissor Sisters helped usher in a new era of queer pop that lit up charts in the 00s.
Soft Cell masterminds Dave Ball and Marc Almond look back on the “enjoyable chaos” of Britain’s first ever synth-pop duo.
Soft Cell put synthesizers into northern soul on September 5, 1981, when they took ‘Tainted Love’ to the top of the UK charts.
Modern and strictly electronic, Tangerine Dream’s September 1981 album, ‘Exit’, was a tightly structured effort with a dancefloor-friendly pop sensibility.
To celebrate Yorkshire Day, uDiscover is going one louder than the usual Top 10 and raising a glass to the Top 11 Yorkshire musicians that made a global impact.
A true artist and a great pop star, Marc Almond takes uDiscover through his hits, from Soft Cell to collaborations with Gene Pitney and Trevor Horn.
The British synth-pop duo comprised of Marc Almond and David Ball had an initial 1980s run that was massively influential on many artists.
Rihanna’s sophomore record, ‘A Girl Like Me’, saw her evolve beyond the dancehall and introduced the world to an emerging pop force to be reckoned with.
Unashamedly sleazy, ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ harnessed the new rules of the dancefloor to create “a soundtrack to a striptease clip joint”.
From his Soft Cell Days with Dave Ball, to recordings with Nico, Siouxsie Sioux and the Rossiya Orchestra, Marc Almond has always embraced collaboration.
“People say there are two Marc Almonds,” says the singer, whose raging curiosity and fascination with the strange has fashioned an ever experimental career.
There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a distinction among the best cover versions of all time.
It’s an era that has been unfairly maligned in the past, but these days it’s clear: during a flamboyant decade, 80s pop ruled the world.