The Men – I Don't Depend On You
Martyn had previously declared that the League would certainly consider recording material using non-electronic instruments, but "not under the name Human League". So, to appease their new label, they recorded I Don't Depend On You, with session musicians providing bass guitar and drums, and Katie Kissoon and Lisa Strike providing backing vocals.
The group were obviously convinced that this record would provide them with their first hit single. Philip later revealed how the group had "planned what we were going to do on Top Of The Pops. We had all these actors and actresses hired for the backing group."
However, the League were busy recording their debut album at the time of the single's release, and without proper promotion, the single failed to chart.
The B-side, Cruel, was a remix of the A-side, from which Philip's vocals were absent. A Canadian release of I Don't Depend On You, credited to "The Human League (A.K.A. The Men)", featured Blind Youth on the b-side instead.
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