Podcast Episode
Season
Nine
number
426
Type
Album Review
Post Date
3/12/2019

Human Radio

Human Radio

Label
Columbia
Release year
1990
Producer
David Kahne, David Leonard

On their self-titled debut album from 1990, Human Radio scour the dial for a mix of new wave, pop rock, 70s funk and 80s alternative

Although Human Radio's debut self-titled album was released in 1990, their isn't much to the sound that pins it to the decade. Between the jazz-pop nods to Steely Dan, the funk flourishes reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, the new wave pop of XTC, along with a whole host of other subtle (and not subtle) influences we heard throughout the record. Thanks to the quirky lead-off track and single "Me And Elvis," we didn't quiet get off on the right foot with Human Radio, as some of the dated sounds left us less than enthusiastic, but luckily the record recovers quickly, revealing a masterfully produced and mixed record that, for better or worse, runs a wide gamut, sometime connecting, sometimes not.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Me And Elvis
  • 9:37 - Hole In My Head
  • 13:27 - My First Million
  • 23:30 - N.Y.C.
  • Outro - Harsh Light Of Reality

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