Human League
Oakey, Philip / Men, The

Human League / Love Unlimited Orchestra, The

Men, The

Oakey, Philip

Human Leagueはイギリス北部の工業都市シェーフィールドで1977年に結成された。最初の2枚のアルバムでは実験的要素が強かったが、後にHeaven 17を結成するMartin WareとIan Marsh脱退後、二人の女性ボーカルを加えエレクトリックABBAとも呼ばれるほどのバンドに変貌を遂げた。シングル『Don't You Want Me』、『Fascination』を含む『Dare』は全英チャート1位となり、全世界でブレイクした。個人的には、ヒット曲『Human』を含む『Crash』もすきである。私の好きなテクノなロマンス映画『Electric Dreams』では、Philip OakeyとGeorgio Moroderの『Together In Electric Dreams』、Heaven 17の『Chase Runner』が聞ける。

Human League was formed in Sheffield, the industrial city in northern England. The first two albums are more experimental while it made a drastic change to be called as Electric ABBA by adding two female vocals after Martyn Ware and Ian Marsh who later formed Heaven 17 left the band . The album "Dare" including "Don't You Want Me" and "Fascination" achieved the number 1 in the U. K. chart and broke out internationally. Personally, I also like the album "Crash" which includes the hit tune. "Human". In the techno-romance movie which I like, "Electric Dreams", you can hear "Together In Electric Dreams" by Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder and "Chase Runner" by Heaven 17.