Hi-Fi Friday: October 16, 2015

Blobby threw a few ideas at me for October. Of them, I was intrigued by this one: “original versions of songs that were taken and made famous by other people.” But I needed a little more definition, as it’s a fine line in my brain between “covers” and “songs made famous by others”. (I’m easily confused like that!) So Blobby clarified it as “songs that were originals that weren’t well known (or known at all). It’s almost like covers Opposite Day.” And our theme was born: ‘covers Opposite Day’!

That could be a wee bit challenging. Or will it? That means I’ll need to flex my music history muscle. Which is smaller than most of my other muscles.

“Tainted Love”. So much taint. Or love. Or dirty love. Or something and another.

Most people know of the Soft Cell version of this song that came out in 1981, and was played like crazy in alternative dance clubs everywhere. Forever.

I always thought it was a messed up song, lyrically, in the 80s. But did you know it was originally performed by Gloria Jones in 1964? That makes it even a little more weird to me.

Until next time...

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