The Human League & LeBrock

Episode 145

Aaron and Brent highlight music from two groups hailing from England: one that combine the sounds of synthwave with heavier guitar riffs and the other often cited as one of the earliest and most innovative bands to break into the pop mainstream on a wave of synthesizers and electronic rhythms.

Describing themselves as “a retro cinematic experience”, Aaron looks at three songs from the Peterborough band LeBrock.

Taking their name from science-fiction board game StarForce: Alpha Centauri, Brent highlights three songs from the Sheffield band The Human League.

This Week’s Playlist

  1. Being Boiled – The Human League – Reproduction (1979)
  2. Running Wild – LeBrock – Running Wild (2022)
  3. (Keep Feeling) Fascination – The Human League – Fascination! – EP (1983)
  4. Dangerous Dreams – LeBrock – Action & Romance (2016)
  5. Human – The Human League – Crash (1986)
  6. Hollow – LeBrock – Fuse (2021)

Show Notes

(07:45) The Sheffield Scene: How to sound like The Human League – Gear News
(08:37) The Lowdown – The Human League – Classic Pop
(11:01) The Human League – 10 Of The Best – Guardian
(12:17) Famous Last Meals – Business Insider
(16:13) From Hell to Heaven 17 – The Free Library
(22:59) Interview: LeBrock – meet the UK duo fusing synthwave and rock to create huge anthems – Music Radar
(34:14) The Human League: Do You Still Want Them, Baby? – Guardian
(40:55) The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination – YouTube
(41:33) The Human League ~ Documentary – YouTube
(44:46) LEBROCK Interview – Electricity Club
(50:35) Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis: Our Life in 15 Songs – Rolling Stone

Other Links

Band Websites

The Human League
LeBrock

Listen to the Playlist


Videos Mentioned

(40:55) The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination – YouTube
(41:33) The Human League ~ Documentary – YouTube
Bands Mentioned
  • The Human League
  • LaBrock
  • Gunship
  • The Midnight
  • Ghost
  • Dance with the Dead
  • Richard Marx
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Heaven 17
  • Culture Club
  • Naked Eyes
  • Janet Jackson
  • Men At Work
  • The Ballroom Thieves
  • Jeff Beck
  • The Future

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