|Spit Spingola |
Not the best quality but I really love The Human League.
|Invincible Iron Iconoclast |
Neat. Gonna check me out some Human League
This is very very early League, and the closest recorded version of "Being Boiled" is the Fast Product flexidisc version, on the reissued CD of Reproduction. Travelogue is a bit more solid as an album, and one of the reissue bonus tracks is the fleshed-out single release of "Being Boiled," which isn't as good but is an interesting comparison. There's a comp called "The Golden Hour of the Future" on Richard X's label, Black Melody, that covers the pre-Reproduction stuff.
Dare is where the actual musicians in the League called it quits and formed British Electronic Foundation/Heaven 17, and thanks to producer Martin Rushent more or less replacing them, Dare is just as awesome as early League, albeit in a different way. Do yourself a favor and stop after Dare, though. They have their single moments after that- "Fascination," "The Lebanon," and, a highly divisive song that I think is near-complete crap, "Human"- but the albums generally aren't worth bothering with.
Heaven 17, on the other hand, made "Penthouse and Pavement," which is a stone-cold fucking classic, and the first BEF album is pretty damn good too.
oh wow that got long and blowhard and lecture-y didn't it
This concludes Eighties 102, with your host Professor M. Erzbau.
heck, I didn't know that! so Ill throw some Glenn Gregory & Co. up in appreciation...
|Tom Collins |
I blame Merzbau for me starting to looking for a better version of this song and finishing by listening to four hours of synth and new wave.
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