The Human League are along with Billy Idol my favourite band who I will constantly refer back to when wondering disc to spin on my deck / digitally activate.
They started out as The Future in the mid 70’s though the music from that period only surfaced in the early 2000’s as The Golden Hour of the Future. Their subsequent albums Reproduction and Travelogue.
After Travelogue, the group split in two and Phil Oakey and Adrian Wright carried on under The Human League name and recruiting four others (Including Joe Callis from The Rezillos) with Martin Ware and Ian Marsh setting up Heaven 17 with Glen Gregory.
Dare is now seen as the synth dance album that really broke the Human League and genuinely groundbreaking whilst competing with their peers at the. Dare was the first album I bought and then the Unlimited Dancing remix album by Martin Rushent.
I have a mass of Human League records – this is a rare black picture disc of Dare – for more information on the Human League discography go to http://www.discogs.com/artist/Human+League%2C+The