The Times December 2002

Lisa Verrico

You can look back as fondly on the Eighties as you like, but the truth is the music back then was as hit and miss as it is today. Hence, there were plenty of highs and lows on the Cardiff leg of the Here and Now Christmas Party, a tour of Eighties acts who had their first reunion three years ago and proved so popular they have been backcombing their hair every December since…

… Human League are old hands at this reunion business, so they should have known the rules. The girls were too old for their barely-there outfits and after crowd pleasers such as Love Action and Don’t You Want Me, they should never have attempted new material. It went down like a lead balloon.