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#11903 - Tue, 22 Nov 2005 03:15:00 What did Humania actually sound like?
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I asked this at the tail end of the website update thread, but I'll ask again here in hopes of drawing a little more attention.

I like Ultravox, everything from the first Ultravox! LP through Lament. Heck, I even like "Ain't Misbehaving," though I never liked "Monkey Jive." I liked BC's work with Gary Numan. But Transportation was a little too new agey/Vangelis-ish for me (for some unknown reason, I love the Blade Runner soundtrack but haven't been able to listen to anything else by Vangelis). The post-Ure "Ultravox" albums are really not my cup of tea; too mainstream commercial arena rock for my liking. And the two other instrumental albums I've heard have their moments but just don't really connect with me.

So... how excited should I be about the Humania CD? Which of Billy Currie's work that I'm familiar with does it most resemble?

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#11904 - Tue, 22 Nov 2005 07:04:00 Re: What did Humania actually sound like?
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Well I'm certainly very excited about it, as I really enjoyed them live. But describing how they sound... Hmmm... difficult!

I'd say Transportation is the solo album most like it, but Humania were much rockier. The set was a mixture of Ultravox covers and brand new tracks, and to be honest I think I enjoyed the new stuff the most. You already know what Billy and Robin sound like, so couple that with crisp, clean vocals, funky bass and good solid drums, and you're there.

Does that help at all? I'm afraid I'm no reviewer. Where's Si when you need him?! wink

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#11905 - Wed, 14 Dec 2005 06:30:00 Re: What did Humania actually sound like?
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Have no fear, I've now downloaded and I will do a piece shortly....

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#11906 - Wed, 14 Dec 2005 06:47:00 Re: What did Humania actually sound like?
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Ooh! I don't think I'll be able to sleep now...

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#11907 - Wed, 14 Dec 2005 07:08:00 Re: What did Humania actually sound like?
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There is a phrase that immediately springs to mind here... wink

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#11908 - Wed, 14 Dec 2005 07:55:00 Re: What did Humania actually sound like?
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"Oh Phil, you're so funny"?

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