Friday, April 03, 2009

Friday Morning Videos: "(Keep Feeling) Fascination"

I know what you're all thinking. You're thinking "Okay, Russell, sure, Metallica, U2, rock and roll, we get it. But is that really what Friday Morning Videos is all about? What about all those perfectly plastic, neon-bright, gloriously artificial moments in early 80s pop music? What about the synthesizers, the electronic reverb, the deep Goth stares into the cameras, the so-vapid-it's-ironically-meaningful expressions of love and sorrow? In other words, what about New Wave?"

Well, after some recent, idiosyncratic, highly unscientific polling of some random friends of mine, I'm ready to deliver. You want British synthpop? I'll give you British synthpop. And who better to start which than Human League? Nobody, that's who.

(Someone tell me--are they even pretending to play those guitars?

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