Dorothy I Confess / Softness

10th January 2022

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One of the greatest oddball post-punk singles. Once heard never forgotten – who else has been audacious enought to rhyme Subway Sect with Musique Concrete in a deadpan slightly bored schoolgirl vocal?

Industrial Records – the label of Throbbing Gristle first released this pop gem in October 1980 and it was possibly the straightest yet weirdest release the label ever did. Dorothy was described as a 19 year old with no prior releases, but was actually Max the drummer from Rema Rema with help in the song writing department from Alex Fergusson from Alternative TV and Genesis P-Orridge. I Confess is a perfect super cute pop ditty with lyrics that sound like a catholic confession. The flipside Softness is a DIY Disco dancefloor nugget with Dorothy’s melted vo cals.

This edition comes with a booklet and excellent background notes from Dorothy Max Prior.