Weekend Open Thread   4 comments

Bring on the weekend! As well as the usual open thread, where you can pontificate on any topic you like.

In my ongoing “summer of one-hit wonders” series, I offer you one of the classic one-hit wonders from the 1980’s: Tainted Love by Soft Cell.

The funny thing about Soft Cell’s version is that it was a cover of the 1965 version by singer Gloria Jones:

Jones never managed to hit the charts with Tainted Love. In fact, aside from Soft Cell, the only other act to chart the song was Marilyn Manson in 2001, with his unique sound:

But the most fun cover of Tainted Love was from the indie rock band Francine:

That’s it for me this week. Enjoy your weekend! Next week should be interesting, since it will be the last week of the month.

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Posted July 25, 2014 by edmcgon in Music, Open Thread

4 responses to “Weekend Open Thread

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  1. ED, guess I never realized this was a hit since I didn’t care much for it. Of the multiple choices you provided for our listening entertainment I like the rock sound Francine gave to it. Don’t know the band Francine but it isn’t often you see a bass in a rock band. And I think the drummer forgot to take his meds.

  2. How did I miss adding this one to my portfolio?

    RadioShack gets NYSE listing standards notice

  3. And finally: The New York Times calls on US to legalize marijuana

    The only people not to call for pots legalization are police departments, prosecutors, and the jail guard unions. Making pot a crime is a BIG LEGAL business.

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