The Human League could be rightly called one of the bands that invented the 1980s. That sounds like a statement of hyperbole but many people would rightly consider the ‘80s as the decade when synthesizers started to become a strong, if not dominant, force in rock and pop music. The Human League were one of the first and most visual bands using synthesizers exclusively. Though they were hugely successful and influential for a few years, they fell into the trap of trying to over-think and over-produce a follow-up to a huge success and lost precious momentum that they never regained. They continue to do shows of mostly old material, but have not been much of a creative force for well over a decade.
The group that would become The Human League started... Read More