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Human Drama was, in many ways, the personal vehicle for singer/songwriter Johnny Indovina, who guided the band through a variety of lineup changes and stylistic experiments. During their lifespan, Human Drama released a series of recordings built around Indovina’s passionate singing and dramatic melodies.

Indovina and Human Drama began their career in New Orleans in the early 80s as The Models, releasing two singles along with compilation appearances. A mid-’80s move to Los Angeles and the discovery of an already existing Australian band also named The Models set the stage for Indovina and company to begin their new incarnation.

The newly renamed Human Drama became a member of the “Scream scene” of the mid-’80s, which sprang up around the short-lived Los Angeles underground goth/metal club that brought Guns N’ Roses and Jane’s Addiction to the world. Human Drama contributed a song, “Wave of Darkness”, to the 1987 Scream Compilation LP, which led to a major label deal with RCA.

1989 saw the release of the debut Hopes Prayers Dreams Heart Soul Mind Love Life Death EP and the full length Feel LP. Both releases featured a electric guitar-oriented approach. Indovina felt that RCA wasn’t properly promoting the band, and the band and label parted ways.

Moving to the independent Triple X label, the next Human Drama release was 1992’s The World Inside. Stylistically different from the first two releases, Indovina moved Human Drama into a quieter, more strings-based sound. This album is widely regarded as Indovina and Human Drama’s most important work.

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  • CyberMusicLover

    The first time I had ever discovered this amazing Band was back in 1990 when I first bought their Album: Feel. The Album has and always will be a special masterpiece for me. As I was undergoing a tough time emotionally when I had purchased this brilliant Album! I love it today as much as I had loved it back then...Perhaps more today than back then. Love grows stronger through the passages of time! At least for me it does. Underrated Band and I cannot understand why people fail to love such Bands and so beautiful of Music.

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Kiffia

    That Voice! <3

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • Midrel

    The fact that so few people know of this is an absolute crime...

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ProjectPickaxe

    we need more bands like this in the goth scene. and less bouncy techno crap.

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • DiegoGarage

    terriblemente infravalorados

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • minstrelka

    underrated

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • palebblueeyes

    their songs seem from the beginning so familiar to me..did anybody have the same first impression? however, great lyrics

    9 May 2011 Reply
  • kompresor8

    Marcaron una etapa de mi vida

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Purppleorquid

    Grandes, muy grandes...

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • luceroeo

    Sta banda es simplemente genial!! amo sus canciones!! this band is great!!

    26 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Hellraiser917

    underrated..

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Cocteaulady

    Sweet memories of smoking clove cigarettes for the first time and going to Spanky's in Riverside, CA.

    23 Feb 2010 Reply
  • chaoselph

    Listened to "The World Inside" as a whole album for the first time in several months, I'd almost forgotten how good the cd is.

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • carlos165

    human drama es genial

    3 Dec 2009 Reply
  • alexreer

    why Human Drama has so many latin fans? and why OH WHY This Forgotten Love is not in the charts as the comment below says?

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
  • DemianBathory

    "This Forgotten Love" isn't in the charts you are kidding right ?

    20 Oct 2009 Reply
  • DemianBathory

    awesome band i love it

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • fredagsfil

    Human Drama is very very underrated. I rediscovered them yesterday.... Love them =)

    19 Jul 2009 Reply
  • eaog

    Ayer Johnny estuvo en Puebla - 27 de mayo 2009 - y estará en el DF el 29 y 30.

    28 May 2009 Reply
  • Draconysius

    Address Unknown is an infectious blend of first, second and third wave goth, complimented by layered bass, desolate atmospheres and symphonic movements.

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
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