Hearing some sad news that Martin Rushent, legendary producer of (among many things) the Human League’s seminal ‘Dare’ LP, has passed away. He was 63. Named ‘Best Producer’ at the 1982 Brits, Rushent produced not only ‘Dare’ but also the League’s Number One single ‘Don’t You Want Me’, plus a remix album of Dare songs entitled ‘Love and Dancing’.
Other bands and artists he worked with include the Buzzcocks (and their lead singer gone solo, Pete Shelley), the Stranglers, XTC, Generation X (Billy Idol), the Go-Go’s (Belinda Carlisle) and Altered Images.
Rushent was believed to be working on a 30th Anniversary edition of ‘Dare’.
The BBC News Article can be found HERE