Taking their name from a fictional pop group mentioned in Anthony Burgess's novel, A Clockwork Orange, (where 'The Heaven Seventeen' are at number 4 in the charts with "Inside"), Heaven 17 formed when Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware split from their earlier group, The Human League, and formed the production company British Electric Foundation (BEF). ... Read more in Amazon's Heaven 17 Store
It incudes classics such as Temptation and Crushed by the Wheels of Industry. Very poppy considering that they broke away from Human League on the grounds that the latter had become too poppy. A successful blend of their synthesiser background and a soul-type horns section, and strong voices, though they rather lost it in the end as they turned more to white soul.