The other day I watched an incredible documentary, Made in Sheffield, that brought back many of the musical memes and memories of my reckoning youth. What I call “The Sheffield Sound” was a movement in the UK in the ’70’s and ’80’s that changed the music world with the introduction of “synthetic sounds.”
While the second version of The Human League made it big with hits like Human, Fascination and Don’t You Want Me:
The original brainpower behind The Human League splintered away to create the band Heaven 17 and more hits like Play to Win and I’m Your Money rocketed up the charts showing others that the Sheffield Sound was robust, inspired and worthwhile:
One of the biggest bands to sieve out of the Sheffield depression was the band ABC. ABC’s mega-hits include The Look of Love, Poison Arrow and Be Near Me:
We can’t forget Cabaret Voltaire and their wild sounds from Red Mecca:
Is the Sheffield Sound still sound today?