Nights At The Roundtable with Heaven 17, featuring their debut single (and the one to get banned from the BBC) - "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang".
October 11, 2011

Heaven 17 - Banned at the starting gate, but memorable.

The 80's were also political. Heaven 17 were ample proof of that. Blazing the trails of Techno/Dance/Electronica, Heaven 17, a three piece from Sheffield, managed to get themselves tossed off the airwaves right at the starting gate.

Their debut single, and the one we're proudly featuring tonight, was a reaction in 1981 to the Thatcher government and the about-to-become Reagan Years. (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang was almost instantly banned from the BBC and turned what could have been a sizable commercial hit into an underground classic.

Given the events of the past couple of weeks, this track certainly sparks interest.

Protest you can dance your ass off to.

Has a nice ring to it.

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