Human League

(Sheffield, South Yorkshire 77 – present)
originally called The Future






Official Pre-79 Releases;


Being Boiled 7” (Fast, FAST-4) recorded Jan 78, released Jun 78
Tracks: Being Boiled, Circus of Death


The Human League Cassette Cassette-LP (Fast) released summer 78/79, mail order
Tracks: The dignity of labour part 1, The dignity of labour part 2, Optimistic anthem (blind youth), The year of the jet packs, Again the eye again, Toyota city, You’ve lost that loving feeling


Other Pre-79 Recordings;


Live 77 (Venue unknown)
Tracks: Dr Who theme, Louie louie, Vicious, Cock in my pocket, The drones want to come on now

The Future

Demo recorded mid 77, Studio Electrophonique
Tracks: Blank clocks, Cairo, Dada dada duchamp vortex, Daz, Future religion, Looking for the black haired girls, Pulse lovers

The Human League

Demo recorded late 77 “Dance Like a Star”
Tracks: Dance like a star, C’est grave, Titled U.N., Dance like a star #2, Treatment, Last man on earth

Demo recorded Apr 78
Tracks: Being boiled, Circus of death, Toyota city, 4jg, dance like a star, disco disaster, dominion advertisement, interface, king of kings, last man on earth, new pink floyd, once upon a time in the west, overkill disaster crash, reach out, the circus of dr lao, year of the jet packs

Granada TV session recorded Aug 78
Tracks: Being Boiled

BBC John Peel session Aug 78
Tracks: Being boiled, Blind youth, No time, You’ve lost that loving feeling

Demo recorded Dec 78 “Taverner Tape”
Tracks: Again the eye again, Blind youth, Interface, The path of least resistance, Zero as a limit

Victoria Hall, Hanley 25-10-78 (Tracks unknown)


Further Information;

Line ups;

Musical Vomit
74 – 75
Glenn Gregory (bass)
Simon Hall (perc)
Ian Craig Marsh (gtr)
Mark Civico (voc)
Ian Reddington (perc)
Paul Bower (gtr)
Nick Dawson (perc)
Jim Ashton (keyb)

Lister Greg & Red
Glenn Gregory (bass)
Ian Reddington (perc)
Adi Newton (voc)

Dead Daughters
Jun 77
Adi Newton (voc)
Craig Marsh (keyb)
Martyn Ware (keyb)

Glenn Gregory (voc)
Adi Newton (voc)
Ian Craig Marsh (keyb)
Martyn Ware (keyb)
Haydn Boyes Watson (drms)
Richard H Kirk
Stephen Mallinder
Chris Watson

The Future
77 – autumn 77
Ian Craig Marsh (keyb)
Martyn Ware (keyb)
Adi Newton (voc)

Human League #1
autumn 77 – Mar 78
Phil Oakey (voc)
Ian Craig Marsh (keyb)
Martyn Ware (keyb)

Mar 78 – Oct 80
Phil Oakey (voc)
Ian Craig Marsh (keyb)
Adrian Wright (visuals)
Martyn Ware (keyb)

Ian Craig Marsh & Martyn Ware are both later in BEF / Heaven 17
Adi Newton is later in Clock DVA
Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder & Chris Watson are also in Cabaret Voltaire
Haydn Boyes Weston and Paul Bower are later in 2.3
Glen Gregory later in 57 Men, Heaven 17 (80)


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
Dead Daughters
06/77      Sheffield University
Human League
16/02/78 Sheffield Art College (1st gig)
12/06/78 Sheffield Art College
12/06/78 Sheffield University, Union Bar (?)
25/07/78 Limit Club, Sheffield
17/08/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
01/09/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
11/09/78 Limit Club, Sheffield
16/09/78 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
12/10/78 Pavilion, Bath
20/10/78 Pier Pavilion, Hastings (*)
21/10/78 Leeds University,
23/10/78 Mayfair Suite, Birmingham
25/10/78 Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
28/10/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
29/10/78 Town Hall (Crypt), Middlesbrough
30/10/78 City Hall, Newcastle
04/11/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
09/11/78 Hammersmith Odeon, London
10/11/78 Odeon Theatre, Canterbury
11/11/78 University of Essex, Colchester
15/11/78 Winter Gardens, Malvern
17/11/78 Russell Club, Manchester
02/12/78 University of East Anglia, Norwich
05/12/78 London College of Printing, Elephant & Castle
06/12/78 Edinburgh University
07/12/78 F Club (Brannigans), Leeds
08/12/78 Edinburgh University
09/12/78 Tiffany’s, Purley
15/12/78 Russell Club, Manchester
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved