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“You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar / When I met you / I picked you out, I shook you up and turned you around / Turned you into someone new”. There can’t be many more memorable opening verses than Human League’s Don’t You Want Me…
LOVE DISTRACTION, then… top trib to Philip Oakey’s synth-pop legends from Sheffield who went on to sell 20 million records alongside Top 10 albums and singles.
And, of course, there’s that legend of recruiting Susan Ann Sulley (17) and Joanne Catherall (18) spotted on a dance floor and asked, without preamble, to join as dancers and incidental vocalists. Glamour added, and parents’ permission received, the rest is history.
And even The Undertones sarcastically name-checked them on My Perfect Cousin, “His mother bought him a synthesiser / Got the Human League in to advise her / Now he’s making lots of noise / Playing along with the art school boys”
Great show this, complete with ‘Susan & Joanne’ and lots of big synth action!
THE SOUND OF THE CROWD // LOVE ACTION // OPEN YOUR HEART // DON’T YOU WANT ME // BEING BOILED // MIRROR MAN // KEEP FEELING FASCINATION // THE LEBANON // LIFE ON YOUR OWN // LOUISE // HUMAN // TELL ME WHEN // ONE MAN IN MY HEART and lots more
And look whose opening – MANOEUVRES // OMD TRIBUTE the UK’s premier tribute to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – one of the most influential and original bands to emerge from the early days of synth pop in the lates 1970’s. Their energetic and authentic stage show perfectly captures the atmosphere and excitement of an OMD concert and playing all of their hit songs such as ‘Enola Gay’ ‘Messages’ and ‘Souvenir’ to name but a few.