The first thing Soft cell vocalist Marc Almond did after "Tainted Love
" was to buy a flat on Brewer Street in Soho, central London. It cost him £50,000, but was worth it for the views of the people inhabiting the seedy, seductive entertainment establishments. This song was inspired by some of the local locations. "That was Brewer Street in the rain," he explained to Mojo
magazine, "outside the Pink Piano bar where the drag artists used to sing, with the neon light from the Raymond Revue Bar reflected on the wet streets. It was what Non-Sop Erotic Cabaret
was about, what Soft Cell was about, what I was about."