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May 20, 2021 1:17 pm  #1

Tainted Love

When I was listening  to my faourite soul-jazz radio show on the weekend, the D.J. played Tainted Love by Gloria Jones. I had never heard it before, and I didn't realize that the Soft Cell version was a cover. (I don't get out much).  Soft Cell had a completely different arrangement but, to these ears, another 80's band, Fine Young Cannibals, borrowed the rhythm from Gloria's version for their song 'Good Thing'. Anyone else hear that?  



May 21, 2021 9:15 am  #2

Re: Tainted Love

Definitely. Good Thing by FYC follows it rhythmically. Tainted Love was part of that Northern Soul that became popular in England years later. Gloria married Marc Bolan of T Rex and I think was in the car with him when he passed away.


May 21, 2021 1:42 pm  #3

Re: Tainted Love

Good ear Roman.  Nearly identical.  I have both and never caught that.


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