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Parralox - The Black Hit Of Space

The Black Hit Of Space

Written by Ian Craig Marsh, Phil Oakey, Martyn Ware & Philip Adrian Wright

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 auto-changer switched as I filled my sandwich
And futuristic sounds warbled off and on

Chorus
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
Till there was nothing but it left to buy
It got to number one
Then into minus figures
Though nobody could understand why


Repeat Chorus

Monologue
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)
Title The Black Hit Of Space
Songwriter   Ian Craig Marsh, Phil Oakey, Martyn Ware & Philip Adrian Wright
Vocalist   John von Ahlen
Production #   163
Engineer   Juan del Toro
Producer   John von Ahlen
Dedicated to   Tilda Swinton
Studio   Subterrane Recording Studio
Software   Cubase VST, Cubase 5, Soundforge
Instruments   Linn Drum, Fairlight CMI IIx, Jupiter 4, Halion
Time   4:54
BPM   85.75
Copyright   Subterrane Records 2021
Appears on   Available only on Bandcamp SubscriptionsParralox - Holiday '18 (Album)Parralox - Demos and Rarities - Volume 1 (Promotional CD)Parralox - Demos and Rarities - Volume 1 (EP)Parralox - Travelogue (Album)Parralox - The Black Hit of Space (Single)
Additional Info:

First track recorded for Holiday '17, but it was not included on that album. It eventually found its way onto Holiday '18.

Then later recorded for our cover of the classic Travelogue album, which The Human League originally released in 1980.

Released on Compact Disc on conzoom Records. The Deluxe Edition includes 3 Limited Edition CDs.

 

Lyrics


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TRAVELOGUE (ALBUM)


Parralox - Travelogue (Music Video)
Travelogue
Parralox - Dreams of Leaving (Music Video)
Dreams of Leaving
Parralox - Life Kills (Music Video)
Life Kills
Parralox - The Black Hit of Space (Music Video)
The Black Hit of Space
Parralox - Only After Dark (Music Video)
Only After Dark


Pre-Order Holiday 18 Limited Edition CD Bundle

Additional Information:
The Digital Download features Extended Versions of the remixes.
The Limited Edition CD features standard length remixes.

Also released as a Promotional CDr with the Holiday 18 - Limited Edition 4 CD Bundle on conzoom Records.
Copies will also be available from Lexermusic & popOnaut.

CD jewel case - Parralox - Holiday 18PARRALOX - Holiday '18:
01. Daisy (Part 1)
02. Don't Change
03. Be My Lover Now
04. Flash In The Night
05. The Black Hit of Space
06. Sharp as a Knife
07. Heart of Glass
08. Lullaby
09. Time After Time
10. Daisy (Part 2)

CD Paper Case - Parralox - Remix Series - Talion Law 2 PARRALOX - Remix Series - Talion Law 2 (Bonus-CD-R 1):
01. Aeronaut (Talion Law Mix Try 4) ••
02. Aeronaut (Talion Law Mix Try 5) ••
03. Be Careful What You Wish For (Ambient Talion CD)
04. Be Careful What You Wish For (Talion Law Ambient Try V2) ••
05. Be Careful What You Wish For (Talion Law Electro Try Remix)
06. Be Careful What You Wish For (Talion Law Soundtrack Mix Try 02) •• 
07. Beautiful World (The Talion Law Big World-Little House Mix) ••
08. Do You Feel What I Feel (The Talion Law Delight Mix Instrumental) 
09. Sharper Than a Knife (The Talion Law Electro Mix) ••
•• Previously Unreleased

CD Paper Case - Parralox - Remix Series - DMT Berzerk
PARRALOX - Remix Series - DMT Berzerk (Bonus-CD-R 2):

01. Ancient Times (DMT Berzerk Remix)
02. Change of Heart (DMT Berzerk Remix)
03. Hotter (DMT Berzerk Remix)
04. Isn't it Strange (DMT Berzerk Remix)
05. Sharper Than a Knife (DMT Berzerk Remix) 
06. So Special (DMT Berzerk Remix)
07. Supermagic (DMT Berzerk Remix)
08. The Hunger (DMT Berzerk Remix)
09. Voyager (DMT Berzerk Remix)

CD Paper Case - Parralox - Megamix 2009
PARRALOX - Megamix 2009 (Bonus-CD-R 3):

01 Beautiful World
02 Time
03 Be Careful What You Wish For
04 I Am Human
05 Interlude
06 Be Careful What You Wish For (Ambient)
Remixed by Talion Law (Lyon, France)


Purchade the 4CD Limited Edition Holiday 18 Bundle


Order Parralox - Travelogue (Limited Edition) Compact Disc at conzoom Records

Parralox - Travelogue (Compact Disc)CD - Parralox - Travelogue

Tracklist :
01 The Black Hit of Space
02 Only After Dark*
03 Life Kills
04 Dreams of Leaving
05 Toyota City

06 Crow and a Baby
07 The Touchables
08 Gordon's Gin**
09 Being Boiled
10 WXJL Tonight

Bonus Tracks
11 Marianne
12 Dancevision
13 Rock 'n' Roll/Nightclubbing
14 Tom Baker
15 Boys and Girls
16 I Don't Depend On You
17 Cruel

Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Remixes) (Compact Disc)Bonus CD1 - Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Remixes) (Limited Edition)

Tracklist :
01 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Radio Mix)
02 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Club Mix)
03 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Lament)
04 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Defective Dub)
05 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Radio Mix Instrumental)
06 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Club Mix Instrumental)
07 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Lament Instrumental)
08 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Defective Dub Instrumental)

* All previously unreleased on CD

Parralox - Remix Series - DMT Berzerk 2 (Compact Disc)
Bonus CD2 - Parralox - Remix Series - DMT Berzerk 2 (Limited Edition)


Tracklist :
01 Parralox - New Light (DMT Berzerk Remix)
02 Parralox - Lullaby (DMT Berzerk Remix)
03 Parralox - Cadenas de Oro (DMT Berzerk Remix)
04 Parralox - New Light (DMT Berzerk Remix Instrumental)
05 Parralox - Lullaby (DMT Berzerk Remix Instrumental)
06 Parralox - Cadenas de Oro (DMT Berzerk Remix Instrumental)
07 Parralox - New Light (DMT Berzerk Extended Remix)
08 Parralox - Lullaby (DMT Berzerk Extended Remix)
09 Parralox - Cadenas de Oro (DMT Berzerk Extended Remix)

* All previously unreleased on CD

 

Parralox - Megamix 2017 (Compact Disc)
Bonus CD3 - Parralox - Megamix 2019 (Limited Edition)

Tracklist :
01 Wildlife (7th Heaven Club Mix)
02 Sharp as a Knife
03 Crying on the Dancefloor feat. Francine (7th Heaven Club Mix)
04 Don’t Talk About Love (Nicolas Reeves Remix)
05 Eye in the Sky (Purechild + Stereolove Remix)
06 Creep (Cosmic Dawn Remix Extended)
07 Aeronaut (Rich B & Phil Marriott Club Mix)
08 Electric Nights (7th Heaven Remix Extended)
09 New Light (Rotersand Vs Timo Van Laak Rework)

Megamix by Costa Lakoumentas


Order Parralox - Travelogue (Limited Edition) Compact Disc at conzoom Records



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HOLIDAY '18 (ALBUM)

 

Parralox - Daisy (Part 1) (Music Video)
Parralox - Don't Change
(INXS) (Music Video)
Parralox - Be My Lover Now
(Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder) (Music Video)
Parralox - Flash In The Night
(Secret Service) (Music Video)
Daisy (Part 1)
HAL 9000
Don't Change
(INXS)

Be My Lover Now
(Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder)

Flash In The Night
(Secret Service)

       
Parralox - The Black Hit of Space (The Human League) (Music Video)
Parralox - Sharp as a Knife (Roxanne Shante) (Music Video)
Parralox - Heart of Glass (Blondie) (Music Video)
Parralox - Lullaby (The Cure) (Music Video)
The Black Hit of Space
(The Human League)
Sharp as a Knife
(Roxanne Shante)
Heart of Glass
(Blondie)
Lullaby
(The Cure)
       
Parralox - Time After Time (The Beloved) (Music Video)
Parralox - Daisy (Part 2) (HAL 9000) (Music Video)
Parralox - Blank Image (Music Video) Parralox - Blank Image (Music Video)
Time After Time
(The Beloved)
Daisy (Part 2)
(HAL 9000)