SHR002 Human Hands - Backyard Anthems album art Human Hands Backyard Anthems(CD, Album) Secret Heart Records (2) SHR002 US 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Human Hands - Trains Vs Planes album art Human Hands Trains Vs Planes (Single) Faulty Products none US 1980 Sell This Version
MR 001 EP Human Hands - Jubilee album art Human Hands Jubilee(12", EP) Monolith Records (4) MR 001 EP US 1982 Sell This Version
SHR 001, SHR001 Human Hands - Emily Watson EP album art Human Hands Emily Watson EP(CD, EP, Ltd, Num) Secret Heart Records (2), Secret Heart Records (2) SHR 001, SHR001 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Human Hands - New Look album art Human Hands New Look(Acetate, 7") Not On Label (Human Hands) none US Unknown Sell This Version


IP005, IP006 Human Hands - Human Hands album art Human Hands Human Hands (Comp) Independent Project Records, Independent Project Records, Independent Project Records IP005, IP006 US 1982 Sell This Version
WE BUY 7C Human Hands - Hereafter album art Human Hands Hereafter (Comp) Nate Starkman & Son WE BUY 7C US 1988 Sell This Version
GTA 027 Human Hands - Bouncing To Disc album art Human Hands Bouncing To Disc(CD, Comp) Grand Theft Audio GTA 027 US 1997 Sell This Version


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December 27, 2020
Unjustly short-lived and overlooked art punk/new wave group that grew out of the Los Angeles Free Music Society in Pasadena, CA. Human Hands played so much in their original incarnation (1978-1987) but so little of their work was properly documented on vinyl, with the best releases being posthumous compilations. In terms of sound, think of an American equivalent to early XTC (when Barry Andrews was part of the band) with keyboards/synthesizers, drums/percussion, and guitars figuring heavily into the equation, and suburban angst in the form of David Wiley's vocals and stage presence. In a perfect world, Human Hands would have acquired a larger cult following, if not some semi-crossover success (perhaps a full LP for I.R.S., since they were did a 7" for I.R.S. subsidiary Faulty Products), and the Dream Syndicate (whom Dennis Duck joined after the split of HH, sadly) never would have made it past the garage.

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