Re: [AH] Human League, was: Chops/Modular music?

From Mikael Lindgren
Sent Tue, Nov 1st 2005, 18:35

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I second that. They definitely used a System 100 on the first couple albums. 
If my memory serves...they also used a Korg 770, a Mini-korg 700S (I recall having read somewhere it was responsible for the bass on Being Boiled) and a Jupiter-4 on the early League stuff.

BrightBoy <> wrote:I really don't think it was System 700. From everything I've read it was 
System 101/102 and/or System 100m (which is now owned by Jack Dangers
of Meat Beat Manifesto)



-----Original Message-----
Sent: Nov 1, 2005 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [AH] Human League, was: Chops/Modular music? wrote:

"One more MAJOR thing no one has mentioned: Ummm, Human League's first 2 
albums, done *almost* entirely on a Roland System 700 - drums, bass, harmony, leads, blips, bloops, etc (with other roland gear too, plus others...). And, virtually *no* chops involved. Those cats couldn't play shit. But they could write. I think that was their whole point in forming the band, one to be taken seriously..."

Aargh, how could I forget - I've actually been listening to all that lately! See if your local non-mainstream video rental place doesn't have MADE IN SHEFFIELD. Interviews with Marsh, Oakey and Ware, some of whom interviewed in front of ancient Roland/Korg kit. Too bad Kirk and Mallinder from Cabaret Voltaire didn't participate - maybe Watson's the one who's aged least badly. Biggest Sheffield success: Def Leppard (insert gagging here).

BTW, whose System 700 was that? Marsh and Ware had the 101/102, SH-3, etc., but neither were rolling in cash and that's a major synth.



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