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With the addition of teenage dancers/singers Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley, the cold electronics of the Human League’s first two records exploded into the prototypical dance pop that fills Dare. And while Catherall’s backing vocals (and mere presence) added to the band’s newfound glamour, it was Sulley‘s feisty lead duets with Phil Oakey that remain definitive of an entire genre (to a ridiculous degree).
* Quick experiment: 80s SYNTH POP. (Did the first lines of “Don’t You Want Me” just start on your head upon reading that? 1 in 3 chance.)