Matt’s posted an audio clip of the Human League in curiously theoretical form. I must say I’ve never heard it and can’t be arsed, but the audacity is quite compelling. You’d never get autechre or any of other of today’s more “intellectual” electronic music producers releasing a track of themselves talking about producing music. Or would you? Prove me wrong!
Maybe Oakey and co were more interesting later when they’d ditched the Heaven 17 contingent and embraced pop. They certainly gave good account of themselves in this classic dust up between the Human League and Throbbing Gristle.
Much as I respect and have been influenced by Genesis P-Orridge, he don’t half come across as an elitist here.