WATCH: Marc Almond And The Floppy Disco Orchestra Presents ‘Tainted Love’

Marc Almond (Express Newspapers via AP Images)

Marc Almond (Express Newspapers via AP Images)

This might be the most internetty video you’ll ever see that does not feature cats or babies.

To start the story at something like the beginning: Gigawipf is a music boffin from Germany with an affection for old floppy disc drives (that flat black plastic square thing us grownups used to put files on and you youngsters now put coffee cups on). With a control voltage and some programming, they can be made to sing in a musical way, and of course, they’re best suited to classic ’80s electropop because that was a time when a lot of music sounded like it was made by singing disc drives.

So, it was only natural to create a version of Soft Cell’s wondrous “Tainted Love,” which was first published to YouTube in 2012. It was very well received and people passed it about a fair amount, as they do.

Now, Marc Almond of Soft Cell has seen the clip, loves it, and has decided to record a vocal over the top. This is a bit like Benedict Cumberbatch actually writing his own fanfic, and as such, should be actively encouraged.

So here’s the video again, this time with added Marc:

Daft Punk, the Pong ball is in your half of the screen…

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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