Tuesday, June 06, 2006

electronically yours

Before they became the synth-pop Abba, The Human League were a bunch of sci-fi electronics geeks from Sheffield. Their live shows were accompanied with slide shows and ex-Hospital porter Phil Oakey would swing his magnificent fringe to the steam hammer thump of drums programmed on their Roland System 100, the first two albums contain no drum machines or 'real' instruments at all. In spite of being name-checked in The Undertones 'My Perfect Cousin' as the archetypal late 70's art school band the 'League were magnificently and grumpily Northern. 'The Path of Least Resistance' captures them brilliantly in this phase, welcome to the future ladies and gentlemen, it's going to be a bumpy ride!

The Human League- The Path of Least Resistance

Visit The Human League

Buy 'Reproduction' by The Human League

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