The Black Hit Of Space (Demo V1)

by Parralox

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Demo version V2 of The Black Hit of Space, a track originally performed by The Human Leauue, one of the world finest synthpop bands.

This track will appear on our cover version of the Travelogue album, coming out in 2020.


The Black Hit Of Space
Written by Marsh / Oakey / Ware

Verse 1
Been out all night, I needed a bite, I thought I'd put a record on
I reached for the one with the ultra-modern label, and wondered where the light had gone
It had a futuristic cover, lifted straight from buck rogers
The record was so black it had to be a con
The autochanger switched as I filled my sandwich
And futuristic sounds warbled off and on

The black hit of space
It's the one without a face
It's the one that doesn't fit
You can only see the flip
The black hit of space
Sucking in the human race
How can it stay at the top
When it's swallowed all the shops

Verse 2
As the song climbed the charts, the others disappeared
Til there was nothing but it left to buy
It got to number one, then into minus figures
Though nobody could understand why

Repeat Chorus

Middle 8
I couldn't stand this bland sound any more so I walked towards my deck to turn it off
All I could see was the b-side of the disc
Which had assumed a doughnut shape with the label on the outside rim
I reached for the arm which was less than one micron long
But weighed more than Saturn and time stood still
I knew I had to escape but every time I tried to flee, the record was in front of me

Chorus 2
The black hit of space
Get James Burke on the case
It's the hit that's never gone
Time stops when you put it [on]


released June 21, 2017
Produced by John von Ahlen
Engineered by Juan del Toro
Vocals by John von Ahlen

Recorded at Subterrane Studio, Melbourne, Australia.

Vocals and Synthesizers only.

Original Filename:
Parralox - 163 - The Black Hit Of Space (Demo) - 2017 06 18.wav

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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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