Bedsitter (single)

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This article is about 1981 single; for other uses see: Disambiguation:Bedsitter
single by Soft Cell
Cover - Bedsitter.png
Cover photograph by Peter Ashworth
Released 29 October 1981
Produced Mike Thorne
Label Some Bizzare
Genre synth-pop, new wave
Format 7″, 12″ / CD
Album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Previous Tainted Love
Next Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Bedsitter is a single by Soft Cell, released in October 1981 by Some Bizzare Records. It is the second single off duo's debut studio album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.

Recording[edit | edit source]

Release[edit | edit source]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All songs written and composed by Marc Almond and Dave Ball.

7" version
Side One (A)
1. Bedsitter”   3:35
Side Two (B)
1. “Facility Girls”   2:25
12" version
Early Morning Dance Side 
1. “Bedsitter”   7:46
Late Night Listening Side 
1. “Facility Girls”   7:14

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Artwork[edit | edit source]

On front cover Almond and Ball are standing against ice blue wall with various kitchen utensils stuck to it. Photograph was taken by Peter Ashworth, on September 17, 1981.[1] On back cover of the sleeve – another photo by Ashworth, of the soft padded cell wall, crafted by Huw Feather. Sleeve design by Feather.

Reception[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During cover photo shoot, the utensils, stuck to the wall by a gaffer tape, kept falling down in the process.[1][2] According to Peter Ashworth, this added a “hesitant mood” to the photograph.[1]
  • It is unknown why there's ‘The Fabulous’ title before ‘Soft Cell’ on front cover of the single.

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