BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

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It Sucketh?

Poll ended at 16 Jan 2018, 23:24

Into the Hall it goes
9
19%
Does not suck
39
81%
 
Total votes: 48

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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 19:36

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Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Yeah..I think its a bad sounding record. Have I been unclear on that point?


Davey the Fat Boy wrote:It’s entirely possible that there’s a generational component to my disliking these sounds (people younger than me probably were partially formed by really bad sounding records - and perhaps developed a fondness for ugly sounds), but I don’t think it’s a lack of “getting” anything.


never mistake subjectivity for objectivity, Davey x


Must every discussion here devolve into a lecture on subjectivity - or can we accept this as a given?
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Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Jan 2018, 19:38

BCB's Most Tedious Poster wrote:never mistake subjectivity for objectivity, Davey x


Seems to me you've argued plenty for people to "fight their corner" pretty rabidly in your time.

Know the difference? Sure. But treat them any differently? Not the BCB way.
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 10 Jan 2018, 19:43

oh whatever
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Moleskin » 10 Jan 2018, 19:44

Only someone completely tone deaf could have nominated this one. Well done Davey, your reputation continues unassailed.
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 19:45

Moleskin wrote:Only someone completely tone deaf could have nominated this one. Well done Davey, your reputation continues unassailed.


Is that a subjective opinion?
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Jan 2018, 19:51

:lol:
sloopjohnc wrote:Aslan has some good credenitals - got his BA from Santa Clara, a Jesuit school and his Masters from Harvard and PhD from Santa Barbara, a surfing school.


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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 19:53

BCB's Most Tedious Poster wrote:never mistake subjectivity for objectivity, Davey x


fange wrote: Dare is brilliant. While there's always the odd cloth-eared cretin who might want to dispute this, they are clearly wrong.


Moleskin wrote:Only someone completely tone deaf could have nominated this one.


BCB's Most Tedious Poster wrote:Does not "suck" in any right-thinking person's world.
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 Jan 2018, 19:54

There's a certain type of BCBer who doesn't really understand subjectivity though. It's either 'brilliant,' or it's 'shite.'

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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 19:55

Are you a good dancer, Matt?
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Carlsson » 10 Jan 2018, 19:56

I love it!




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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 Jan 2018, 19:58

Goat Boy wrote:Are you a good dancer, Matt?


:lol:

So the Human League is good dance music then?

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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Minnie the Minx » 10 Jan 2018, 20:07

Matt Wilson wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Are you a good dancer, Matt?


:lol:

So the Human League is good dance music then?


Matt, love, you don't need the Human League as a soundtrack in your life. It was never designed for boys in a wood playing with their first crossbow. Forgetaboutit!
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby George P. Smackers » 10 Jan 2018, 20:09

I wouldn't say it sucks, and it definitely brings back a moment in time. But I never really liked it much.

I like synths fine. The singing and the lyrics always just seemed so stilted and drab to me. It felt like overhearing yuppies having a conversation.

"I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar. That much is true." It just felt too boring to be really good.

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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 Jan 2018, 20:09

"Boys in a wood playing with their first crossbow?"

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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Minnie the Minx » 10 Jan 2018, 20:11

Matt Wilson wrote:"Boys in a wood playing with their first crossbow?"


Yeeeeeehaw!
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 10 Jan 2018, 20:14

'Matty we gon' listen to some o' that cowboy music today?'

'hell yeah son - just as soon as I'm done with this copy of ROLLING STONE'
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 10 Jan 2018, 20:14

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TG wrote:The best thing I can say about it is it’s not prog.

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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 Jan 2018, 20:14

Do they really still say that in Texas?

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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 Jan 2018, 20:15

Uh oh, John is excited again...

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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Ranking Ted » 10 Jan 2018, 21:36

It’s a copper bottomed classic.