Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Listening Post: New Wave Edition

A serious blast from the past.

From 1983's The Luxury Gap, this is Heaven 17 -- Let Me Go.

And from that brief period when all the New Romantic bands tried butching up and growing facial hair, it's the band that spawned Heaven 17 -- The Human League -- with The Lebanon.


Anonymous said...

All your vids made me think of this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPT7q825gwI

Merry Christmas! //chris

Anonymous said...

I remember thinking the first time that I heard this, "Where's the bass?" Still kind of feels that way. John Wilson's work on Penthouse and Pavement was inspired. Wish they could have done more together. Still, a very good album.


winged unicorn said...

i happen to like the human league, one of the first admittedly artifical bands, with a constantly changing stream of characters. my favorite song: are you ever coming back? great break up music!