music memories: human league

one of the very few songs out there, which tugged at your inner-heartstrings and carries your soulsong up from oblivion, embraces and comforts you, sharing with you; "i'm only human, born to make mistakes" ... telling you, "it's alright, it's okay" ... simple words that mean a lot, when you're a pimply teenager struggling thru school, peers, girls, your face, your pimples, your reflection ... feeling you're detached from it all; inhuman, un-human, less than human ... telling you, "you're not alone" ... and you close your eyes and the melodies and lyrics lifts you up amidst the raindrops ... and when it ends, you open your eyes and all is well with you again, a melancholy trip with a tinge of a sweet smile and you realized your fists had unclenched already ... and your smile swims across the clouds, floating if only for a moment ...

WHO-ARE: "The Human League are a British synthpop/New Wave band. They first formed in 1977 and, after a change in line up, achieved huge popularity in the 1980s. They have continued recording and performing with moderate commercial success in the 1990s and 2000s. Originally a synthesizer-based group from Sheffield, the only constant band member since the Human League formed in 1977 is vocalist and songwriter Philip Oakey. Today, the Human League still are recording and performing. The group now is presented as a trio of Oakey and long-serving female vocalists Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Gayle." (wiki)

"Fascination" was the first track I heard from them actually (on radio), but didn't really stand out from the new wave crowd, this. But cool still. "Don't You Want Me Baby" was one of the more "cassette-recorded" song i remember! LOL - at the height of their 80's popularity, at least for me :)