>The Stranglers – No More Heroes (1977)

The Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love with… (1978)

Altered Images – Happy Birthday (1981)

Human League – Seconds (1981)

Best known for is groundbreaking production work on Human League’s 1981 synth pop classic Dare, Martin Rushent has passed away at the age of 63.

A key figure in late 70’s and early 80’s pop music in Britain, he also had a creative hand in producing vital records of that era by the likes of The Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, Altered Images and Generation X.

I was barely out of nappies but the sounds he brought into the world played at home and in family dwellings, on TV, radio, on the stereo; the soundtrack to my extremely nascent youth.