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We're The Human League and we're much cleverer than you!,
This review is from: Golden Hour of the Future (Audio CD)
In 1981, Heaven 17 (ex-League members Ian Craig Marsh & Martyn Ware along with Glenn Gregory) released ‘Penthouse & Pavement’. There, buried in the corner of the inner sleeve of the record was an advert – ‘The Future Tapes’ and a claim that the release was imminent…
What, why and where The Future Tapes were has for the last 21 years become myth and folklore amongst many Human League aficionados. A Holy Grail only hinted at by bad bootlegs and the very limited Music for Stowaways cassette.
It was worth the wait. This is primal 70s radical analogue electronics sprinkled throughout with avant-garde adventure (Blank Clocks) and lots of humour (Dance Like A Star, Circus Of Dr. Lao). Inspired more by Dark Star than Dada, Funkadelic than Faust, what you have here is some of the most brilliant tracks ever recorded, rarely heard by a group of (non) musicians that changed the course of pop music (Dare) than the Sex Pistols ever could.
If you buy this, and you really like it (You will!) Check out Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘The Original Sound of Sheffield ‘78-‘82’ as well.