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Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

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“(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” is a song written and performed by British synthpop band Heaven 17. It was a minor hit in the UK in 1981, despite being banned by the BBC. It was also a minor dance hit in the US.

“(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” was written by Heaven 17 members Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh and Glenn Gregory and included on their 1981 debut album Penthouse and Pavement. It was the first single released by the band.

In the lyrics fascism and racism are described in an ironic fashion, using the lexicon of funk music. The lyrics of the song also reference the UK and US political leaders of the time, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan, respectively, and include denunciations of both racism and fascism. According to the book Banned!: Censorship of Popular Music in Britain, 1967-92, the song was banned by the BBC due to concerns by Radio 1’s legal department that it was extremely offensive to Ronald Reagan as he was the new US President at the time of the song’s release.

Despite being banned by the BBC, “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” reached number 45 on the UK singles chart. It debuted on that chart on 21 March 1981 and peaked one week later. The single peaked at number 72 in Australia, and was also a minor dance hit in the US, reaching number 29 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart in 1981.

SIDE A:
(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang 4:53

SIDE A:
The Decline Of The West 7:04

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
198 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #22

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin– VS 400-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Packaged By] – B.E.F. In Association With Bob Last
Bass, Guitar [Rhythm] – John Wilson (2)
Producer, Arranged By – Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Martyn Ware
Synthesizer, Saxophone – Ian Craig Marsh
Vocals – Glenn Gregory

NOTES:
‘Decline Of The West’ From the cassette package Music For Stowaways by The British Electronic Foundation.

Made In England

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Heaven 17 – Let Me Go! (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th May 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted April 29, 2010

“Let Me Go” (labelled as Let Me Go! on the sleeve of the single) is a single by Heaven 17, taken from (and released several months before) their second album The Luxury Gap. It actually first appeared on the band’s American self-titled compilation, Heaven 17, which was released in 1982. It reached #41 on the UK singles chart, the lowest chart placement among the singles from that album but their highest at the time of the single’s release.

The song also spent five weeks at #4 on the American dance chart in 1983. Allmusic cites it as “a club hit that features Glenn Gregory’s moody, dramatic lead above a percolating vocal and synth arrangement.”

It was one of the first commercial releases to feature the Roland TB-303, a bass synthesiser which later played a pivotal role in the later acid house movement.

The song appeared at #81 on Q101 Top 500 Songs of “All Time”

SIDE A:
Let Me Go! (Extended Version) 6:13

SIDE B:
Let Me Go! 4:16
Let Me Go! (Dub Version) 4:54

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Let Me Go U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #74
1983 Let Me Go U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #32
1983 Let Me Go U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– SP 149
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Sleeve] – B.E.F./Jamie Morgan/Assorted iMaGes
Backing Vocals – Hereafter, The
Drum Programming [Linn Drum], Programmed By [Roland System 100], Synthesizer [Jupiter 8, Casiotone] – Martyn Ware
Electric Guitar – Admiral John Wilson*
Engineer – Greg Walsh
Lead Vocals, Percussion – Glenn Gregory
Mastered By – TC*
Piano – Nick Plytas
Producer – B.E.F.* , Greg Walsh
Programmed By [Roland Bass Line, Roland System 100] – Ian Craig Marsh
Written-By – Gregory* , Marsh* , Ware*

NOTES:
For Promotional Use Only. Not For Sale.

Recorded at the Townhouse Studios & Air Studios
Mastering by Frankford/Wayne New York

From the U.S. debut album of Heaven 17

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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