Being Boiled – The Human League (1978)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Being Boiled by The Human League. The record was released in 1978, on the Fast record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a boiled egg in an egg cup.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Human League, Early Synth Pop, Boiled Eggs or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Being Boiled
Media Artist/s: The Human League
Record Label: Fast
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Electronic / Synth Pop

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Additional information about this, The Human League vinyl art.

The Human League – The Artist

The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977. Initially an experimental electronic outfit, the group signed to Virgin Records in 1979 and later attained widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The only constant band member since 1977 has been lead singer and songwriter Philip Oakey. Keyboard players Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh both left the band in 1980 to form Heaven 17. Under Oakey’s leadership, The Human League then evolved into a commercially successful New Pop band with a new line-up including female vocalists Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley. Since the mid-1990s, the band has essentially been a trio of Oakey, Catherall and Sulley with various sidemen.

Being Boiled – The Song

‘Being Boiled’  is a song by the British synthpop band The Human League. Composed by then band members Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh, with lyrics by Philip Oakey, it has been released several times since 1978, finally becoming a UK Top Ten hit in 1982. The song was first released as a single in 1978 on the Fast Product label, and although failing to chart, was influential amongst other new wave and post-punk artists.”Being Boiled” was one of the first mainstream British singles to use entirely electronic instruments, and is strikingly different from and darker than the group’s more well known songs.The lyrics (described as “bizarre” and “confused” combine a protest against silk farming with vague mention of oriental religion.

The Boiled Egg & Cup – The Shape

Modelled into the silhouette of a boiled egg in a conventional egg cup.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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