"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" is a song that I sing in my daily morning baths. I like to sing sad songs in the tub, and this Soft Cell classic stays with me. A haunting melody with a classic torch vocal by Marc Almond. I have never been to the Pink Flamingo, but the drawing on the sleeve hints Paris, but I suspect that there must have been a nightclub in Soho London. Of all the electro-duos in the U.K., Soft Cell strikes me that Soho is their natural landscape. It's a kiss-off regarding some sort of relationship where it has been kept a secret from the world. I like to think it's a gay affair, that went past its due date.
The b-side is the song, but instrumental with a beautiful clarinet solo by Dave Tofoni. I may even love it more than the A-side.