Thursday, September 21, 2006

Synth--You've Been Gone

Turned on "The Jimmy Kimmel Show" after work tonight and
caught The Human League performing "Don't You Want Me"

I had lowered expectations as the performance began, thinking
they might have given in to a "remix" scenario. More drums?
A rap interlude? A bevy of gyrating bikini-clad dancers? Nope.

It sounded the same as when I first heard the song in the early
80's. Phil Oakey's voice sounded the same. It seemed like the
same women were back--Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley.
There was a keytar onstage! Electronic drum pads! No guitar or
bass guitar!

It appears that they have a new album and tour--supporting
"The Very Best Of The Human League" being released on CD.

Jimmy Kimmel's show has some sort of streaming download of
the performance, that I'm not going to link, because I don't recall
the address.

Maybe it's time to replace those Human League cassette tapes
I've been holding onto all these years...


Blogger Ed H said...

Awesome. :)

5:59 AM  
Blogger Ed H said...

Dolby digs them too.

6:01 AM  

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