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Postby JJ » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:09 pm

Vinyl / records - both are correct. And welcome. :)
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Postby Circus-of-Death » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:21 pm

Thanks ;)

OK, same word in French : "vinyles" :)

(nice joke on the JOHN THE REVELATOR's song by Depeche Mode, JJ ! :D )
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Postby BlueJ » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:12 am

Hello Circus-of-Death and welcome from me too. Great to see that there are younger fans of Heaven 17!

I'm a devoted fan since long myself but basically only listen to the first three albums, on the others there are only a few songs that I like. "Penthouse and Pavement" and "The Luxury Gap" are brilliant, classic albums with many fantastic songs but I must say that "How Men Are" is also great! From the soul pop of "Sunset Now" and "This Is Mine" and funkier tracks to the emotional "The Skin I'm In" I think there are much variation on this album too. Although I prefer the single version, the 10 minute version of "And That's No Lie" is really an amazing highlight along with "Five Minutes.." and "Shame Is On The Rocks". I think this album, like "The Luxury Gap", have some very fascinating arrangements and details you sometimes don't discover until you have listened to it many times. While not being as strong as the first two albums i'd recommend you give it many more listens. I thought it was rather disappointing the first time I heard it but now I think it's a classic!

Hope you enjoy the Heaven 17 concert in March!

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Postby Circus-of-Death » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:03 am

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Postby humanracer » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:10 am

I am still looking for the demo tape of how men are, a rare fan club only release.
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Postby One Man » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:05 pm

I have won tickets for 6 Music's show featuring Heaven 17 and La Roux on 26 Jan 10. Anyone else going?
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Postby loveaction » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:48 pm

dont appear to have been one of the lucky ones
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Postby StevieD » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:23 pm

me neither
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Postby PDC » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:35 pm

I didn't win any either
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Postby One Man » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:15 pm

I nearly forgot about this 6 Music thingy last night but so glad I went. It was held in the BBC Maida Vale studio, Steve Lamaq presenting and it's going to be on at 7pm Friday. It should also be available on BBC TV via the red button at the same time.

Set up was a studio floor, both bands equipment sharing the space and an audience of 50-70. Really intimate and a great experience.

Heaven 17 on first - Glenn, Martyn, guitarist, drummer (good-looking bastard - the girls will go mad for him not to mention gentlemen of a certain pursuasion) and two singers. They sang Fascist Groove Thang (requested by BBC despite it's original ban), Geisha Boys and Temple Girls (30th year plug), Let Me Go (their favourite song). They then did Temptation with Elly from La Roux which was actually quite good - she doesn't have as full a sound as Carol Kenyon or which ever singer sings it live nowadays, but it was still a good effort.

La Roux - Elly, Ben, a synth player and a drummer. Sang Tigerlilly, Cover My Eyes (with H17 singers) and Bulletproof. Then sang In For The Kill with Glenn and Glenn sang most of it. It suited him and I wouldn't be surprised if they don't include it in a future set. Never really been one for La Roux but she was better live than she is on CD. She's not all miserable - she comes across quite well. Not sure I could go to a full gig though.

Heaven 17 and La Roux - Sign Your Name (Terence Trent D'Arby cover). Chosen because La Roux based her song Cover My Eyes on it, Glenn likes the song and Martyn produced the album it came from. So perfect fit - but it wasn't that good! It was okay but not my thing.

The concept of the show works well and it was good to be there. If HL ever did it I'd kill for a ticket!!
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Postby cs15 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:43 pm

Thanks for that One Man. I was under the illusion that they'd be covering songs by each other. Don't know where I got that idea from. So they only did 2 songs together then?
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Postby One Man » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:08 pm

3 together. In For The Kill, Temptation and Sign Your Name. Although, Sign Your Name was the only song to have both full bands on. The other two just had the guest singer on.
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Postby Jet Packs 2 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:38 pm

Heaven 17 in the Sheffield star tonight and online Video here:

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Postby MTBLeague » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:04 pm

Things are looking good for H17 too, good luck to them, I see they have revamped their website quite a bit, in prep for big thing this year!
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Postby PDC » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:46 pm

or better still, press the red button when watching any BBC channel on your TV, and get it in decent def.
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Postby Simplemind » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:43 pm

Anyone have a clue who H17s 'special guest performances' are going to be at the mm / penthouse and pavement shows leamington & Magna, would be nice to see la roux pop up but i doubt that they have the time at the moment!
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Postby cs15 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:04 am

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Postby robgrillo » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:35 pm

Looking forward to seeing Claudia Brucken on stage with them !
Andy McClusky & Richard H Kirk doing DJ sets too !
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Postby loveaction » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:47 pm

just how good was last nights gig, few rough edges, but superb song selection and several not played live before, including one that the original league were working on up to the split!
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