Friday, 25 October 2013

Human League 'Soundtrack To A Generation'

Chart Peak: UK 77

Apologies for the break in transmission, but somehow this track failed to inspire me greatly. Still, I want to get his album finished so I can go on to the next one. Obviously this is another example of a single that failed in the UK (and lost them their record deal) but must have made more of an impact in SA. Possibly the sound of this single, which feels rather a pastiche of what they'd been doing since they became pop stars about a decade earlier, seemed fresher over there.

As much as the song title is evidently ironic, there's always a lot of baggage around the League, the sense that they're far too pleased with themselves and think writing a very inane song is actually very clever. It isn't really, especially when it's not even all that catchy and 1990-1 was about the only time since 1989 when 80s nostalgia wasn't a marketable concept.

Available on: All the Best

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