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Once they got chucked out of the Human League, synth guys Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh wanted to show that Phil Oakey a thing or two and so formed Heaven 17 with Glenn Gregory. As well as (sort of) making pony tails look cool (see cover pic of 'Penthouse and Pavement') they made big funky synth pop with left leaning lyrics. This, their debut from 1981 was banned by notorious Radio 1 'disc jockey' Mike Read presumably because it didn't fit with his Conservative/proto UKIP political views. Still, unlike Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'Relax' this didn't catapult it to hit status. Heaven 17 had to wait for the pounding, soulful 'Temptation' before they were accepted into the charts.    

12" £14.49 4765330

RSD2016 item. Limited reissue 12" on Universal.

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