Being Boiled (Acapella)

by Parralox



Listen to the Voice of Buddha!

We are over halfway through recording the Travelogue album.
So it seems timely to release the acapella version of that classic Human League track, Being Boiled.

We hosted a Human League special called Holy Cow! on my radio show Neon Nights (see the track credits for the download link) so you can listen to Costa and I rave on about this mighty band.

Our version of Being Boiled first appeared on Holiday '15, and we appear in a new form on the Travelogue album as a bonus track.

Hope you're all staying safe and looking after each other.

Electronically Yours,


Being Boiled
Written by Phil Oakey, Ian Craig Marsh & Martyn Ware

Verse 1
Listen to the voice of Buddha
Saying stop your sericulture
Little people like your offspring
Boiled alive for some god's stocking
Buddha's watching, Buddha's waiting

Verse 2
Just because the kid's an orphan
Is no excuse for thoughtless slaying
People don't forget this torture
Just because you call her mother
Doesn't mean that she's your better

Verse 3
Once more with the voice of Buddha
He'll say carry on your slaughter
Who cares for the little children
You may slice with no conviction
Blind revenge on a blameless victim


released September 5, 2020
Dedicated to Éliane Radigue

Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Synthesizer and vocals - John von Ahlen

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia
on Thursday the 12th of November, 2015.

Original filename:
Parralox - 126 - Being Boiled (Acapella) 2015 11 12.wav

Download the Neon Nights Podcast - Holy Cow! A Human League Special
Hosted by John von Ahlen and Costa Lakoumentas.

Graphic Design - John von Ahlen

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If ever there was a new electronic pop band to encapsulate and emulate the legendary stylings of Depeche Mode, The Human League, Erasure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and the spirit of Madonna in her 80s day-glo era, then Australia’s Parralox are that modern-day reincarnation. ... more

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