‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’ By HEAVEN 17 – Released in 1981…

2 March 2020

Band: Heaven 17 (UK)
Single: (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – debut single
B-side: Decline Of The West  
Released: 6 March 1981
Album:  Penthouse And Pavement  – the band’s debut LP
Note: The lyrics of the song refer to two political leaders of the time,
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan and
include denunciations of both racism and fascism.  The BBC banned
the single because it defamed Ronald Reagan (totally ridiculous!!)
Score; Due to the ban the single reached only #45 in the UK

The studio recording…

A live performance…

HEAVEN 17: Facebook

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