20 - 21 High Street, S1 1PU, Sheffield
Crazy DaisyWhere Philip met Susan and Joanne

Following the split of the original The Human League line up in November '80 (Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh went on to create British Electric Foundation), it was decided that Philip would retain the title of The Human League and would also honour any commitments already made by the band. This included an imminent European tour and Philip hastily set about finding replacements and spotted two teenage girls dancing at the Crazy Daisy disco in Sheffield - both were invited to join the band. Throughout this tour the girls received hostility from fans and crowds who paid to see the original lineup of the League.

The tour itself was less than successful but long time supporter at Virgin, Simon Draper, saw enough in these performances to feel optimistic. Once the tour had ended, Phil set about recording some rough demos at Monumental Studios in Sheffield. The demos produced confirmed Draper's belief resulting in the recruitment of Ian Burden, a conventional bassist whom Philip had met on a previous tour, and Jo Callis an experienced songwriter and guitarist with the former Rezillos. Also recruited was Martin Rushent, a well-respected producer who had already started experimenting with complex sound recording techniques.

The first release of the new formation was in May '81 called 'Sound of The Crowd' which saw the groups' first appearance in the top 20 and earning them a spot on Top of the Pops that would strike a lasting cord with the viewers.

'Love Action (I Believe In Love)' was released two months later and peaked at number 3 in the charts. Continuing to ride the wave of success, work began on their 3rd album 'Dare'. The album as well as a 3rd single, 'Open Your Heart', was released in October '81 and within a few short weeks, 'Dare' had hit the number one spot in the UK, as well heralding an era of electronic dominance. Later that year a 4th single was pulled from the album, 'Don't You Want Me' which enjoyed a 5 week stint at the number one spot, the single sold over 1.5 million copies making it the 25th biggest selling single of all time.

The photos show the site as it is now on High Street (the site is actually now Blacks) and the Crazy Daizy sign pictured was displayed at the 2012 Do It Thissen exhibition curated and produced by Dr Matt Cheeseman.