Saturday, June 30, 2018

Listen to the Voice of Buddha

The Human League : Being Boiled

In June of 1978, The Human League released its debut single, "Being Boiled". It was an other-worldly bit of electronica, recorded in mono on a two track Sony tape recorder. David Bowie famously hailed the single as "the future of music" and he was right on the money. By the time The Human League topped the American charts in 1982, with "Don't You Want Me ", keyboard players Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh had left the band to form Heaven 17 and the U.K. charts were packed with synth pop hitmakers like Yazoo, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and Blancmange.

That was also the year this four year old song was re-released where it hit Top 10 in both England and Germany.

1 comment:

  1. I saw them live a few times. They supported The Banshees, along with Spizz Oil, and were like nothing else.