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Subject: Human League

Written By: Lanie on 05/19/04 at 3:34 pm

I chose "Human" followed closely by "(Keep Feeling) Fascination". :)

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: rubixgirl on 05/19/04 at 3:37 pm

Don't You Want Me followed by Human

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: mr.smith s on 05/19/04 at 3:39 pm

She was Working as a Waitress in a Cocktail BAr..!!!

DOn'T.... Don't You Want Me!?

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Cheetara on 05/19/04 at 4:48 pm

HUMAN :\'(

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 05/19/04 at 4:56 pm

Human

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: woops on 05/19/04 at 4:58 pm

"Mirror Man"

"Don't You Want Me" & "Human" second & third.  8)

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Rush on 05/19/04 at 5:15 pm

Other: My favourite is Sound Of The Crowd, closely followed by many others

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: SuperFreak on 05/19/04 at 5:29 pm

Don't You Want Me

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Bobby on 05/19/04 at 6:10 pm

(Keep feeling) fascination is my favourite followed by 'Don't you want me'.

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/19/04 at 9:18 pm

other--
SECONDS

Actually, I have to go with two favorites, on from each incarnation of The Human League
Human League I
Dreams of Leaving

Human League II
Seconds

The Fascination! EP was great, though I think it was a mistake to forsake the all-synth formula so quickly.  "Mirror Man" is one of their best.  Hysteria go bad reviews, but yielded great songs such as "Louise" (I'm surprised that riff hasn't been used on a hip-hop track), "The Lebanon," "So Hurt," and "Betrayed."  The James Brown cover ("Rock Me Again and Again...Six Times") was a BIIIIG mistake.  To hear Phil Oakey start in with "Oh, ohhh, Oh-ah oh," you've GOT to be kidding!  Phil Oakey just does NOT have the pipes to do a JB song!
I have to take exception to the Crash album as I believe they sold out to Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.  I consider Crash a faux Human League album.

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: wagonman76 on 05/19/04 at 9:48 pm


(Keep feeling) fascination is my favourite followed by 'Don't you want me'.


Same here.  I like Human too but I hear it a lot on the lite stations.  The others I never hear except on a special retro 80s show or something.

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: mandamoo on 05/19/04 at 9:54 pm

'Don't You Want Me'

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/20/04 at 2:16 am

"Don't You Want Me"...followed closely by "Human".  :)

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Bobby on 05/20/04 at 3:08 am


Same here.  I like Human too but I hear it a lot on the lite stations.  The others I never hear except on a special retro 80s show or something.


'Human' is a fine song but I've listened to it far too much. From their late period I also recommend 'Heart like a wheel' (about 1990), 'Tell me when (about 1995) and 'One man in my heart' (roughly the same year).

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: pennsygirl on 05/20/04 at 7:02 am

Human.  I haven't heard that song in a long time, even on light stations.

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: bj26 on 05/20/04 at 7:03 am

Great group, didn't they do, Lay your hands on me?

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: jaytee on 05/20/04 at 7:05 am

Don't You Want Me

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: rubixgirl on 05/20/04 at 8:25 am


Great group, didn't they do, Lay your hands on me?
I believe that was Thompson Twins.

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: karen on 05/20/04 at 8:53 am


Other: My favourite is Sound Of The Crowd, closely followed by many others


Forgot about this one.  I voted for Love Action

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Hairspray on 05/20/04 at 9:16 am

"(Keep Feeling) Fascination" with "I Love You Too Much" and "Don't You Want Me" close behind. :)

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: ladybug316 on 05/20/04 at 9:46 am

"Mirror Man" or "Seconds" depending on my mood.

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: bj26 on 05/20/04 at 12:11 pm



I believe that was Thompson Twins.

Thanx Rubix, I like both groups ;)

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: rubixgirl on 05/20/04 at 12:24 pm



Thanx Rubix, I like both groups ;)

You're welcome. Yes, both are really good. :)

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: maddog on 05/21/04 at 7:45 am

Being Boiled!

Which, as anyone who's paid attention to my quizzes in the past will know, is a protest song about the maltreatment of silkworms in the production process of silk. Well, boiling them alive, actually.

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 05/21/04 at 7:48 am

"Don't You Want Me"

My very favourite Human League moment was during the "Party" episode of the Young Ones, where Rick decided to liven up the party...

"OK, who's into the Human Leeeeeegue....?"

at which point he puts a record of "Don't You Want Me" on....

It only gets through those 4 words before the police storm the house, smash the record player and say

"Right, there's been complaints about the noise"  ;D

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 05/21/04 at 11:19 am

I went for "Mirror Man."

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/21/04 at 8:57 pm

Being Boiled!
Maddog wrote
Which, as anyone who's paid attention to my quizzes in the past will know, is a protest song about the maltreatment of silkworms in the production process of silk. Well, boiling them alive, actually.

Listen to the voice of Buddha, saying stop your sericulture
Little people like your children boiled alive for some god's stocking
Buddha's watching, Buddha's waiting

Just because the kid's an orphan is no excuse for thoughtless slaying
People don't forget this slaughter, just because you call her mother
Doesn't mean that she's your better

Once more with the voice of Buddha, he'll say carry on your slaughter
Who cares for the little children, you can slice with no conviction
Blind revenge on a blameless victim

Listen to the voice of Buddha, he'll say carry on your slaughter
Who cares for the little children, you can slice with no conviction
Blind revenge on a blameless victim


Sericulture: The raising of silkworms for raw silk (G. ser, silkworm + culture)
I always thought it was an anti-military song.  Maybe something to do with the destruction of solders for states' own nefarious purposes, or maybe the slaughter of civilians in war.

Reproduction and Travelogue are great albums.  The CD versions add all the b-sides and rarities, which makes them a must for true Human League fans.
I actually think HEAVEN 17 was better than the subsequent incarnations of Human League, at least the Heaven 17 material from 1981-1985 was.

Bj26 wrote:

Great group, didn't they do, Lay your hands on me?

That was Thompson Twins, a big hit from the "Here's to Future Days" album (1985), another great pop song!

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Lennox_626 on 05/22/04 at 1:34 pm

I love Human League. I like Don't You Want Me & Love Action. I have Human & Keep Feeling Fascination on CD, but I ain't had chance to listen to them.

Love Lennox
XxX

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: zac on 05/22/04 at 2:15 pm

I voted Love Action,  has anybody noticed that song playing in the background of George Michaels  Shoot The Dog.      Funky Song.

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Dagwood on 05/22/04 at 4:11 pm


"Don't You Want Me"...followed closely by "Human".  :)


Same here.

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/31/04 at 1:25 pm

Human
Fascination
Don't You Want Me

Great band!

Tanya

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: DJ Midas on 08/03/04 at 1:41 am

"(Keep Feeling) Fascination" followed by "Being Boiled"

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Rush on 08/12/04 at 3:34 pm

I'd like to change mine to Empire State Human

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: DrWizard on 08/12/04 at 5:08 pm

Human, followed by Fascination and Heart Like A Wheel.

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: IWannaBeAGoonie on 08/14/04 at 4:13 am

I chose "Human", but it was really close with "Don't You Want Me".

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: ktelqueen on 08/18/04 at 2:13 am

Don't You Want Me
Fascination
Human

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 08/18/04 at 9:44 am


I'd like to change mine to Empire State Human


Me too!

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Bobby on 08/18/04 at 9:52 am

I recently saw the video to Human for the first time - uninspiring I must say.

Still, good song.  :)

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: ferrisb on 08/18/04 at 12:27 pm


Human
Fascination
Don't You Want Me

Great band!

Tanya

I too would go for this selection

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: RockandRollFan on 08/18/04 at 2:23 pm

Don't You Want Me followed by Fasination ;)

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Whisper on 08/28/04 at 2:13 pm

"Don't You Want Me"

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: hornet on 08/29/04 at 7:05 pm

don't you want me

followed by

mirror man

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Southern Image on 09/29/05 at 12:32 pm

Keep Feeling) Fascination 8)

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: mindframe on 09/29/05 at 1:08 pm


other--
SECONDS

Actually, I have to go with two favorites, on from each incarnation of The Human League
Human League I
Dreams of Leaving

Human League II
Seconds

The Fascination! EP was great, though I think it was a mistake to forsake the all-synth formula so quickly.  "Mirror Man" is one of their best.  Hysteria go bad reviews, but yielded great songs such as "Louise" (I'm surprised that riff hasn't been used on a hip-hop track), "The Lebanon," "So Hurt," and "Betrayed."  The James Brown cover ("Rock Me Again and Again...Six Times") was a BIIIIG mistake.  To hear Phil Oakey start in with "Oh, ohhh, Oh-ah oh," you've GOT to be kidding!  Phil Oakey just does NOT have the pipes to do a JB song!
I have to take exception to the Crash album as I believe they sold out to Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.  I consider Crash a faux Human League album.


I thought that the Human League's crash album sounded good with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Some of the songs sounded like Janet Jackson's songs from Control, but they actually pulled it off. Jam and Lewis' sound might have been a little too thick for the Human League's lighter pop grooves. 

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: whistledog on 09/29/05 at 4:14 pm

I love alot of 80's Human League sogns, but I gotta pick other and vote for their 1995 hit One Man in My Heart

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: BCRichrocker on 09/29/05 at 5:37 pm

"(Keep Feeling) Fascination".

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Suicidal Blonde on 09/29/05 at 6:19 pm

(Keep Feeling) Fascination

Subject: Re: Human League

Written By: Chasey on 10/07/05 at 6:46 pm

'Keep Feeling Fascination' is in my opinion a masterpiece of pop, and so much more interesting than than the overplayed 'Don't You Want Me'.

In addition to the 12" version of 'Love Action' which REALLY is good, I also liked 'The Sound Of The Crowd'. 

League were a great band.

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