Cover submission

incomplete

Tainted Love by Excalibur

Submitted by

VirileVagabond

On March 23, 2018

Performance

performance

Tainted Love

By Excalibur

Cover of

work

Tainted Love

Written by Ed Cobb

Language
English
Release
West Coast Rap - The Renegades Discogs
Release date
1992
Label
Rhino Records (2)
Catalog number
R2 71039
Format
Album CD

Additional comments and sources

Sources used: Discogs; Personal Notes


Other links to allow for verification:


Not sure what to make of this recording. Per my notes the earliest known release is as submitted and has an additional writing credit of Mike Thorne

History

Comment by sebcat
2018-05-13 12:38:10 UTC
 

It looks like this dates back to 1982

 
Comment by VirileVagabond
submitter
2018-05-13 14:53:48 UTC
 

Was "West Coast Rap" even a thing in 1982? That seems way to early for the credited artists, including the featured vocalist indicated on that discogs link.


I'm not saying that you are wrong, just doesn't seem to reconcile with what we also know or believe. Also, had "Tainted" become so iconic by 1982 to have generated a rap/hip-hop cover?

 
Comment by sebcat
2018-05-13 15:40:21 UTC
 

A 1982 release is also mentioned in this book cataloguing hip-hop tracks. What to do?

 
Change by sebcat
2019-03-08 23:05:26 UTC
 
Assignee: sebcat
 
Change by sebcat
2019-03-08 23:05:33 UTC
 
Status: open incomplete
 
Comment by VirileVagabond
submitter
2019-03-09 01:29:20 UTC
 

My standard comment that performances like this one will likely be resubmitted resulting in duplicate efforts. Better to leave open....