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"Brothers, sisters we DO need this facist groove thang",
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This review is from: Penthouse And Pavement (Audio CD)
I've always loved this album from synth pop pioneers Heaven 17 and here it is, re-released with a digitally re-mastered sound, plus bonus tracks and all at a reasonable cost.
Although Heaven 17 are a synth band, their sound is also very soulful and funky, and this combined with the album's experimental electronic rhythmic grooves doesn't sound too disimiliar to House Music (on certain tracks). For example: 'We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thing', 'Penthouse And Pavement' and 'Play To Win' which incidently, combined with 'Let's All Make A Bomb' are the highlights of this exceptional cd.
With regards to the bonus tracks, I'm sure they're all really excellent, but at the time of writing this, the cd is still a few days from being released, and all I know about is the classic 'I'm Your Money' which is great and has a Kraftwerk vibe to it, plus the spoken bits are in various European languages including German and English.
Finally, the front cover is quite iconic because you have the band dressed up in smart, but casual suits, networking in the city. They're like prototype Yuppies.