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The Happy Human - A Day in the Life - demo

Venicebeachxc   (21 reviews)

Posted: 08/31/2010 | Comments: 166 | Rate:

A one man project from across the pond, the Happy Human is so bad that he couldn't even come up with his own logo or band name and chose instead to rip off the hard work of North Londoner Dennis Barington, the creator of the symbol, which is a secular icon and the official symbol of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), a world body for Humanism.

Other than that, the art is very teenage feminine, with clouds, stars, and not one but two bright rainbows being celebrated behind the pilfered logo that is poorly ms painted on.

The first song, THE HAPPY HUMAN (yet again I am utterly stunned at the creativity), opens with an acoustic guitar plucking what sounds like a stolen Flogging Molly line. I find myself wondering if this is Carlos' Mencia's new music project. Then a sloppy slide into an electric guitar playing the same two accents that sounds like it was recorded inside of an aluminum trash can while it was smashed over Ric Flair's head. The singing then commences, making me long for the bad acoustic guitar only once again. It wouldn't be bad if it were on time or at the very least, on key.

By the start of track two, I am praying for the sweet release of death. I'm fairly sure this is legitimate Gitmo Bay torture music. The song 'Atomic Ape' showcases an attempt at plugging in the 15 watt Dean Markley amp and Squier Bullet chosen to record with. Sloppy chops, no timing, and more bad singing, this time 'OH OHOH OH ATOMIC APE OH OH OH'. It appears as though the two note 3 second slide solo was overdubbed at a different volume. This sounds like a rejected Misfits' tune. Next.

Track 3 is Screaming in the Dark, which is those same words 15 times sung by a dying member of an elderly church choir. The mic sounds like it is in a glass of water for the duration of the track. Superb DIY quality.

It's Photophobia is the demo closer, thank god, but according to this song everyone on earth is photophobic. It sounds like the same guy that recorded the first 3 bad songs, but now he's in his twenties and has acquired a casio keyboard to dub in string sections that sound like garbage. There is an everything solo in the middle of the song before you hear 'It's Photophobia' 25 fucking times in a musical key that does not exist.

All in all, this songwriter should really practice for about 25 years, put out one more horrible but less terrible quality release with a drummer and bassist, and then unload a shotgun in his mouth for ever doing this in the first place. If you are into this, then join the LEGIONS of fans he has on youtube (29 of em!) or see his incredible brain in action by registering for the Stereokiller.com forums.

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Comments
In sha'Allah
38,210 Posts
46/M/PA
lol
I Saw The Apeman
4,345 Posts
29/M/PA
You shouldn't be so tough on an artist with downs syndrome.
Atty at law
3,980 Posts
36/M/FL
Yeah, but now this review is the first link on google. Goodbye potential listeners. If he kills himself over this, I would laugh.
In sha'Allah
38,210 Posts
46/M/PA
greatest song ever, keep it up hapy human
Atty at law
3,980 Posts
36/M/FL
Must be going on a future release. Superb musicianship.
The Happy Human
103 Posts
24/M/NA
Any publicity is good, though I am sorry to tell you that the name of the EP isn't 'A Day in the Life' and neither is the album going to be called that as the track 'A Day in the Life' hit the trash pile a while back, so this won't be the result for the album/EP. I will gladly alert you of the new name and send you a copy when it's out though.

I am ver flattered that you took the time - I am surprised you managed to squeeze it into your jam packed schedule of sitting around picking pointless arguments with kids on the internet! I will be sure to send you a cheque in the mail for this honour, Mr. Charles Dicken, the usual charge ok? £0.00 is the standard rate for a talentless hack who lives his life chained to a computer, right?

If I had to write a review on you... oh wait, I have more fufilling things to do with my life than to write up a 7 paragraph essay in the hopes of pissing off someone I've never met.
TIGHTDICKPLAYA
24,550 Posts
42/M/PA
this shit sucks so bad.
In sha'Allah
38,210 Posts
46/M/PA
time husk
I have no legs!
2,832 Posts
30/M/WV
People who send stuff in for a review:

Quit acting like bitches when you don't get a good review. It automatically makes me not want to check out your (more than likely terrible) music.
Atty at law
3,980 Posts
36/M/FL
Fucking bad, got mad because he shit talked someone who has more pull than him and got an honest review.
I Saw The Apeman
4,345 Posts
29/M/PA
I find it ironic, that this genetic backwash of a kid is ragging on someone for writing a quick music review, and yet all his posts consist of several paragraphs of played out insults.
The Happy Human
103 Posts
24/M/NA
Originally posted by: chrislynch

People who send stuff in for a review:

Quit acting like bitches when you don't get a good review. It automatically makes me not want to check out your (more than likely terrible) music.



I didn't send it in for a review, and it's not a completed demo, just Charles Dickens over here trying to be a wise guy.
The Happy Human
103 Posts
24/M/NA
Originally posted by: social fruitfly

i thought i might like it... but then i heard it.



I'm sorry to hear that buddy, maybe you'll like my newest effort over here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp6eV0ytDsQ
tofu
12,555 Posts
60/F/AK
I'm in disbelief right now.
vanilla gorilla
213,557 Posts
39/M/PA
Originally posted by: tofu

I'm in disbelief right now.



yeah, its pretty unbelievable

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