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 Matt Wilson » 10 Jan 2018, 21:39

'Johnny, are we going to listen to some of that '80s synth pop today?'

'gor blimey son - just as soon as I'm done with this copy of the NME'


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

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 21:47

What a good looking chap that Phil Oakey was!
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Minnie the Minx » 10 Jan 2018, 21:49

Ha ha ha Matt has been googling Phil Oakey/ NME pictures for an hour and twenty minutes
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Ha ha ha

Ha

You could have just asked us. We would have pointed you in the right direction babe.

But no


TWAS A SECRET

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

Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Jan 2018, 21:49

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
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.


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

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 10 Jan 2018, 21:49

Goat Boy wrote:What a good looking chap that Phil Oakey was!


Did he only have half a face?
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby The Modernist » 10 Jan 2018, 21:56

Matt Wilson wrote:'Johnny, are we going to listen to some of that '80s synth pop today?'

'gor blimey son - just as soon as I'm done with this copy of the NME'


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The Human League's appeal stretched way beyond the NME readership Matt. You shouldn't really need telling this.

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

Postby Minnie the Minx » 10 Jan 2018, 21:57

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:What a good looking chap that Phil Oakey was!


Did he only have half a face?



LEAVE PHIL ALONE



















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

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 21:57

He only needed half a face to float Wilsons boat!

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

Postby The Modernist » 10 Jan 2018, 21:59

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:I can’t speak for others, but I’m pretty on record about not being a huge fan of electronic music as a genre. So in my case, it’s silly to accuse me of trying to paper over that.

But it simply isn’t true that I dislike synth music because of the instrument. There’s plenty of examples to the contrary. Like all things, it depends on the specific aesthetic choices involved.

Just a few weeks ago I was involved in a conversation on Facebook about McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time.” A few of its detractors were bemoaning the synth sounds. I defended them, as I think (regardless of what you might feel about the song itself) that the sonic choices on the track all work pretty well to my ears.


Yeah you'll accept it when it comes from an ex member of The Beatles. Funny that.

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

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 22:00

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

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 Jan 2018, 22:06

I'm still laughing at the image of Dougie furiously frugging to "Don't you Want Me Baby."

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

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 22:08

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

Postby Matt Wilson » 10 Jan 2018, 22:10

The Modernist wrote: The Human League's appeal stretched way beyond the NME readership Matt. You shouldn't really need telling this.


Don't I know it, Geraint. Why, they 'invaded' the states, just like the Beatles!

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

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 10 Jan 2018, 22:15

The Modernist wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:I can’t speak for others, but I’m pretty on record about not being a huge fan of electronic music as a genre. So in my case, it’s silly to accuse me of trying to paper over that.

But it simply isn’t true that I dislike synth music because of the instrument. There’s plenty of examples to the contrary. Like all things, it depends on the specific aesthetic choices involved.

Just a few weeks ago I was involved in a conversation on Facebook about McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time.” A few of its detractors were bemoaning the synth sounds. I defended them, as I think (regardless of what you might feel about the song itself) that the sonic choices on the track all work pretty well to my ears.


Yeah you'll accept it when it comes from an ex member of The Beatles. Funny that.


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

Postby The Modernist » 10 Jan 2018, 22:30

Come now Davey, your blind devotion to anything Beatles related is well established. The fact that for years you were using Kraftwerk as a BCB meme for 'shit and overrated' tells me everything I need to know about your attitude to synths. I doubt there's much that would get your approval, although I'm sure we can find a Dylan song which uses a synth which you can use as evidence of your broad-minded appreciation of the genre.

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

Postby Sneelock » 10 Jan 2018, 22:34

Hot Butter Popcorn????!!!

anyone who doesn't admit the beauty & majesty of "hot butter popcorn" has cloth ears and a runny nose!!!
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby nev harp » 10 Jan 2018, 22:39

Lads, lads...

The Human League/ABC/Dexy’s/U2/New Order/Cure....were (was?) our response to Punk. The weirdos had seized control, emboldened by Punk’s spirit of give it a go.

Therefore the US analog would be The DK’s/Bad Brains/Minutemen/R.E.M./Replacements/Sonic Youth US indie axis not Journey or Kansas.
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Sneelock » 10 Jan 2018, 22:42

only one problem - the DK's /Bad Brains etc... had BALLS. :P
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Sneelock » 10 Jan 2018, 22:43

I think that synth pop stuff is more like k-pop. it's catchy and you can bounce around in your stylish clothes.
weee! what fun!!!
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Re: BCB Hall of Suck: Dare - The Human League

Postby Minnie the Minx » 10 Jan 2018, 22:48

Sneelock wrote:I think that synth pop stuff is more like k-pop. it's catchy and you can bounce around in your stylish clothes.
weee! what fun!!!


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