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It's a Human League Weekend

By NWSPR on June 3, 2018 11:58 pm

Once again I am channeling my all time favorite, indulging in, wallowing in Human League with my best Phil Oakey style impression and you, I'm sorry, have stumbled into my Human League weekend.

Sorry about the distortion in the vocals. I got an old beat up Sure 57 mic that is crapping out. Need to get something better. 57s are great in general but this one got dropped on its head too many times.

Hope you're having and will have a good week!

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June 4, 2018 6:46 am

this is great! really nailed that human league vibe!

June 4, 2018 3:03 pm

Great song to start the week with. Danke schön. Perfect music to drive by

June 4, 2018 3:45 pm

You certainly nailed their essence. Fun!

June 4, 2018 4:39 pm

great song to start the week with indeed!  Dank, son.

i'm not familiar with the Human League but I love the style.  nailed the vocals, too!

June 4, 2018 5:28 pm

HA!  I listen to WB tracks with the window minimized then pull it up to comment.  Thought to myself, "This is kind of like Human League" and then saw the track title.

Well, I gotta say, to 100% nailed it.  It's retro and sunny and upbeat and robotic - you know, like a NEW WAVE SOLAR POWERED ROBOT

(took me a few months before I realized that NWSPR was an acronym)

June 4, 2018 8:57 pm

Fantastic sound. The distorted vocals actually fit. Sweet song!

June 5, 2018 2:17 am

You totally did hit the Oakey vibe there. (I [I]almost[/I] want a faster sequenced ostinato for the bass line to get that HL hit-single thing if you wanted to revisit it...). But this is great.  That vocal melody and the delivery really seal the deal.

June 5, 2018 3:43 am

Very cOoL! Sure i've heard this song before... perhaps in a past 80's life? Great stuff

June 5, 2018 6:56 am

Nice work.

June 6, 2018 12:38 am

Yeah this could totally be a lost Human League cut.  The 80's are strong with this.

June 7, 2018 6:12 pm

Nailed it! dem synths heart

June 9, 2018 10:35 pm
Bleeoop wrote:

this is great! really nailed that human league vibe!


Thanks, they have a unique vibe but it is simple, straight forward.

Fred und Luna wrote:

Great song to start the week with. Danke schön. Perfect music to drive by


Heart Like a Wheel? Sorry, another Human League reference. Thanks! Keep your hands on the wheel and drive safe smile

Jim Wood wrote:

You certainly nailed their essence. Fun!


Thanks! I could teach a university level course on The Human League... just listening to some more interviews of them this week. My guilty pleasure.

orangedrink wrote:

HA!  I listen to WB tracks with the window minimized then pull it up to comment.  Thought to myself, "This is kind of like Human League" and then saw the track title.

Well, I gotta say, to 100% nailed it.  It's retro and sunny and upbeat and robotic - you know, like a NEW WAVE SOLAR POWERED ROBOT


(took me a few months before I realized that NWSPR was an acronym)


Thanks!  It's all there except with a shitty mic and bad production. I got to up my game, the whole damn mix is distorted.  Just rushing too much.  The Human League has super polished production.  Yes, New Wave Solar Powered Robots.  The name was used as a marketing keyword test on Facebook back when pages and boost posting were introduced.  I had to do a paid media test and was asked for some keywords , anything I was interested in.





onlyjokinen wrote:

Fantastic sound. The distorted vocals actually fit. Sweet song!

onezero wrote:

You totally did hit the Oakey vibe there. (I [I]almost[/I] want a faster sequenced ostinato for the bass line to get that HL hit-single thing if you wanted to revisit it...). But this is great.  That vocal melody and the delivery really seal the deal.


Poor Phil. She was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when she first met him. Or so I hear.

Podling wrote:

Very cOoL! Sure i've heard this song before... perhaps in a past 80's life? Great stuff


Thanks! I kind of merged the sound of several early albums.  It is an amalgam or averaging across several eras.

Devieus wrote:

Nice work.


Thanks!

CosmicCairns wrote:

Yeah this could totally be a lost Human League cut.  The 80's are strong with this.


Thanks! I love their simple simple pop structure. I was listening to Phil Oakey admit in an interview that he still doesn't know any chords.  It's all monophic passes on synths

Gab Manette wrote:

Nailed it! dem synths <3


Thanks!  Moogs & Moogs & Korgs

June 10, 2018 3:06 pm

FUN!

June 10, 2018 10:56 pm

A great weekend to stumble into! Great work capturing the Human League feel.

June 12, 2018 7:23 am

Wow... Wow!

June 12, 2018 7:24 am

Wow!!! big_smile

June 17, 2018 10:25 pm

Super cool, man! Dig it!

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