Human League

Human League

Synth pop's first international superstars, the Human League were among the earliest and most innovative bands to break into the pop mainstream on a wave of synthesizers and electronic rhythms, their marriage of infectious melodies and state-of-the-art technology proving enormously influential on countless acts following in their wake. The group was formed in Sheffield, England, in 1977 by synth players Martyn Ware and Ian Marsh, who'd previously teamed as the duo Dead Daughters; following a brief tenure as the Future, they rechristened themselves the Human League after enlisting vocalist Philip Oakey. The trio soon recorded a demo, and played their first live dates; they soon tapped Adrian Wright as their "Director of Visuals," and his slide shows quickly became a key component of their performances.

Signing with the indie label Fast, in 1978 the Human League issued their first single, "Being Boiled"; a minor underground hit, it was followed by a tour in support of Siouxsie & the Banshees. After a 1979 EP, The Dignity of Labour, the group released its first full-length effort, Reproduction, a dark, dense work influenced largely by Kraftwerk. Travelogue followed the next year and reached the U.K. Top 20; still, internal tensions forced Ware and Marsh to quit the group in late 1980, at which time they formed the British Electronic Foundation. Their departure forced Wright to begin learning to play the synthesizer; at the same time, Oakey recruited bassist Ian Burden as well as a pair of schoolgirls, Susanne Sulley and Joanne Catherall, to handle additional vocal duties.

Title Album Genre Tools
Never Let Me Go Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #1
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39931
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Night People Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #2
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39932
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Sky Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #3
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39933
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Into The Night Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #4
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39934
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Egomaniac Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #5
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39935
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Single Minded Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #6
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39936
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Electric Shock Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #7
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39937
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Get Together Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #8
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39938
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Privilege Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #9
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39939
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Breaking The Chains Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #10
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39940
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
When The Stars Start To Shine Credo Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Credo, #11
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39941
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Never Let Me Go (Italoconnection Radio Mix) Never Let Me Go - EP Dance, Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
CD/Track #:
Never Let Me Go - EP, #1
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39943
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Never Let Me Go (Aeroplane Remix) Never Let Me Go - EP Dance, Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Dance and Electronic
CD/Track #:
Never Let Me Go - EP, #2
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
39944
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
All I Ever Wanted Secrets Electronic, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Human League
Genres:
Electronic and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and New Wave
CD/Track #:
Secrets, #1
Release Year:
2001
Track ID:
39945
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back