Archive | Apr 25, 2019

Certain Songs #1519: Pete Shelley – “I Generate a Feeling”

Album: Homosapien
Year: 1981

My favorite song on the Homosapien album, and one of my favorite Pete Shelley songs period, the introvert’s anthem “I Generate a Feeling” was to me the perfect marriage of his manic voice and the synth-pop soundscapes he was generating.

Leading off with a synth whistling “hey check me out,” and featuring a drum machine seemingly set to “meander,” it seemed to me like “I Generate a Feeling” just kinda wandered around itself, never completely figuring where it wanted to end up. Which was kinda ironic for a song about getting in touch with yourself.