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  • Writer's pictureJodie Brough

What I'm Listening to with.... Humans Out Of Control

Essex Shock Rock Band 'Humans Out Of Control' recently released the bloody marvellous ' The Majick'

The video is so good and like a mini horror movie, we had a chat with the guys about their listening habits!

What was the last song you listened to?

Adam: Last song was “Why Can't I Touch It“ by the Buzzcocks.

Remm: “Rumble“ by Link Wray; instrumental rock n’ roll anarchy!

Nick: “Ring of Fire” Johnny Cash, but a reggae re-worked version I did with one of my covers bands called “Mad Men From Mars”

Remm: Half of that band is half of this band; you know going around listening to your own music is like walking about staring at pictures of yourself all day… But then I do that all the time; the music thing, y’know, not the, not the pictures.

Do you listen to your own songs when you’re driving or working out?

Adam: Never listen to myself after mixing/mastering is done...I guess it's like asking an actor if they watch their own movies- the perfectionist in me would get too hung up on the mistakes, thinking about what I could have done better, what would Flea or Les Claypool have done.

Nick: I drive a lorry for a living so I get to listen to me all day, it's ace lol

Remm: I think we’ve already established I’m a narcissist

You’re in a club or venue and one of your tracks comes on what do you do?

Adam: It would probably be fun the first few times, then I can only imagine it would get a bit embarrassing.

Remm: I’ve played on chart topping tracks in the past, its nice to hear your music being enjoyed publicly or to unexpectedly come on the radio and TV; its exciting, but Adams right, compliments and praise, it remains weird, nice, weird, embarrassing, essential, an ideal outcome, but weird, weird, weird.

What were you listening to when you were 13?

Nick: Iron maiden, hip hop and reggae, Simon j Pinto- an amazing local guitarist

Remm: I’ll have to check him out. I was a Maiden fan too all the way home, the most important band back then, the album “Live After Death” one of the best live albums ever printed. Same as Hung in the band, I remember Ken (drums) being way cooler and being a grunge boy when we first met.

What are you listening to at the moment that we should check out?

Adam: I’m currently working my way through The Cribs' back catalogue. I would highly recommend their album "Men's needs, women's needs, whatever". Rough and punky, pretty live sounding with minimal overdubs, just guitar bass and drums played with attitude...the fact they have dual front men who both sing lead also impressed me.

Remm: Well there’s a little ole’ tune called “The Majick” by “Humans out of Control” ha!

But seriously, check out the track “Black Cocain” by my mate “Nix Dadry” , its so rock n roll, it’ll book a room in your brain, treat it like a cheap hotel and throw a tv through the window of your fragile egg shell mind. It’s good.

What one song instantly makes you smile when you hear it?

Nick: “Two in the pink, one in the stink”

Remm: Jeeez, what even is that?

Hung: Why don’t you google it, or just y’know, use your imagination?

Remm: Oh hello! Well, is this the sort of thing I should avoid googling on my work supplied laptop? We have policies for this kind of thing.

Hung: its classic Steel Panther

Remm: oh right, I’m more of a Spinal Tap “Break Like the Wind” kind of a guy

What is your guilty pleasure?


What album do you always listen to all the way through?

Adam: I almost never listen to an album all the way through - there's always at least one crappy track, like The Beatles Revolver has bloody Yellow Submarine on it. I would probably say Green Day's Dookie, which I loved when it first came out and still consider to be their high water mark

Remm: What?? I have a list of perfect albums that are all the way through killer, like musical Pringle packs. RATM first album, Dark Side of the Moon, Neil Youngs Harvest Moon, pretty much any albums with “Moon” in the title come to think of it, the first four Sabbath Albums, all the Hendrix Experience studio albums. What about Sgt Peppers… Pantera Cowboys from Hell… Superunknown… too many, too many

What track would you like to cover?

Remm: we all have cover band projects too, Nick has a massive voice, there’s not really a rock singer he can’t do. Most of us did a tribute to Chris Cornell project earlier in the year, all Soundgarden and Audioslave numbers, that was really challenging for all of us, lots of guitar tunings, lots of unique effects and Tom Morello guitar stylings which Hung pulled off with aplomb. It was a great experience, and great to play live.

What track do you wish you had written?

Adam: The track I wish I had written...good question, and there are several different ways to answer. In purely business terms, probably a big popular Christmas song, either one by Slade or Mariah Carey. Once the house and cars were paid off, I'd probably say Generator by the Foo Fighters. Great groove, masterful drumming by the late Taylor Hawkins, and the whole band just plays a blinder on that one . Totally underrated and I never hear it played or talked about, so hopefully it also counts as obscure enough for me to regain any cool points I lost earlier by expressing my love for soft pop music.

Remm: You money grabbing whore! Also, there’s no such thing as an obscure Foo Fighters track anymore, when Dave Goal dies they’ll probably put his face on a giant Sphynx in the Nevada Desert, he’ll be remembered for MILLENIA.

That said, I would also like to steal the Slade Christmas song with Adam, and the Ron Wood one, Christmas Everyday; Hell I’ll have the royalties for Jingle bloody Bells if its up for grabs, and we’ll have our 5 Sphynx’s constructed in Antarctica and covered in gold, thanks

Nick: Gold and Penguin shit

Remm: Damn straight *high fives*

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