Human Racing is Nik Kershaw's debut album, which was released in February 1984.


Nik Kersahw recorded some demo tapes in 1982 and sent them to record companies, but they weren't interested in him untill he had a manager, Mickey Modern. Then in 1983 the whole album and the B-sides of the singles were recorded over 10 weeks, under production of Peter Collins, in the Sarm East Studios in London. Kershaw told Superdeluxeedition in 2012:
Quote1What we really did was just re-record the demos I’d made the previous year on a Portastudio, in my front room. All the parts were there, we just improved the quality and changed a few sounds around. We stuck quite faithfully to the original arrangements.Quote2
Nik Kershaw[1]

Track listingEdit

Original track listingEdit


  1. Dancing Girls
  2. Wouldn't It Be Good
  3. Drum Talk
  4. Bogart
  5. Gone To Pieces


  1. Shame On You
  2. Cloak And Dagger
  3. Faces
  4. I Won't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
  5. Human Racing

Track listing before releaseEdit

Before "Human Racing" was released, the track Wide Boy, which is now on The Riddle, was part of this album because Kershaw had aleady written this song in 1981. It was track number 4 on the B-side, so between "Faces" and I Won't Let the Sun Go Down On Me.

Human Racing (Expanded Edition)Edit

The Expanded Edition of "Human Racing" is a revised version of the original album, in addition, the B-sides of the singles, the 12" mixes and live versions of the songs were attached. This was published in 2012 on behalf of Universal.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nik Kershaw talks 80s pop and Human Racing 28 years on on (Retrieved 23-03-2016)