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on the telly & the radio 
09:50am 09/08/2006
  heaven 17 were on gmtv last week, but their website doesn't have any clips up yet. they chatted with the hosts & lip-synched to temptation.

glenn gregory was on tom robinson's show yesterday. heaven 17 are re-releasing their first 3 cd's, totally remastered with bonus tracks. the dvd is due in october, but only in pal format. :~~( ah cry emo tears.

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human league documentary 
07:45pm 05/07/2006
mood: tired
bbc documentary from 1999

human league documentary part 1

human league documentary part 2

human league documentary part 3

human league documentary part 4

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hands up to heaven 
07:40pm 15/04/2006
mood: cheerful
good news this week...heaven 17 are back on the charts. #42 on the dance charts, bitches. maybe they'll play some dates in the usa?

HEAVEN 17 MUST HAVE SENT YOU: It was exactly 25 years ago this week that electronic-pop-dance trio Heaven 17 made its debut on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, with the controversial single "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thing." Just in time to celebrate their silver anniversary, the three original members of Heaven 17 return to the Club Play list this week, debuting at No. 42 with "Hands Up to Heaven" (Ninthwave), from the new album "Before After."

Heaven 17, composed of Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware, had a healthy run on the Club Play chart, with nine entries between 1981 and 1987. Then the band, a spin-off of the British Electric Foundation, which was spun off from the Human League, didn't chart again until 1993, when a remix of "Penthouse and Pavement" went to No. 26. "Hands Up to Heaven" is the trio's first appearance on the Club Play tally since the "Penthouse" remix charted 13 years ago.

Heaven 17's highest-ranked title to date is "Let Me Go," No. 4 in 1983, followed by "Contenders," No. 6 in 1987.

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the dignity of labour...not just a coolness font 
04:17pm 09/03/2006
mood: accomplished
this is a fun lil recording, but probably only for the hardcore human league/heaven 17/ fast product fan or collector. 'flexi disc' is in fact a 7'' flexi disc that was included with 'the dignity of labour' ep the human league released. the original purpose of the flexi disc was to explain what the sleeve of 'the dignity of labour' ep was suppose to be. what it ended up being was a discussion between the band members and their manager/label owner bob last, about what to put on the flexi disc. fret not tho sugahs, cuz at the end, phil does actually give a brief explanation of what the sleeve is about.

if yer having trouble figuring out what is being said, blind youth has a transcript of it on his site.

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video list update 
03:47pm 09/03/2006
mood: accomplished
here's an updated list o' videos that ah have uploaded to you tube. just click on the name to watch a video:

Heaven 17 - Come Live With Me

Heaven 17 - This Is Mine

Heaven 17 - Let Me Go

Blur - Girls & Boys [dance remix]

The Human League - Circus Of Death

The Human League - Rock 'n' Roll [TOTP]

The Human League - The Path Of Least Resistance

The Human League - Being Boiled [Live Granada TV 1978]

The Human League - Empire State Human

ah have more of mah cumputer, but ah dunno when ah'll get round to putting them up, but some pretty english boys are better than none, aye?

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heaven 17 videos 
10:27am 09/03/2006
  just a heads up...thomas overbeck's fab heaven 17 page has new & updated heaven 17 videos...they're really fab...some are even in divx format. the url is http://www.heaven17.de. just go to the multimedia section, then click on the video link...hours o' fun...  

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even more heaven 17 fun 
11:01pm 20/02/2006
mood: dorky
if anyone wants to see some old heaven 17 & human league videos, go here:

heaven 17 - this is mine

heaven 17 - let me go

the human league - being boiled [live on granada tv, 1978]

also, the boys [minus ian, of course], were interviewed on radio 2 today. you can listen to it here:


their interview starts about an hour twenty minutes into the show.

also, a [very] short clip of heaven 17 on totp with temptation [ah would kill for the whole clip]:


ah know ah'm a ian marsh fangirl but bloody hell glenn looks good...

of course, you can always go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/videoclips/artist/index_h.shtml and see more clips

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heaven 17 for the masses 
08:44pm 14/02/2006
mood: bouncy
ah was thinking about putting up some mp3's every now & then...songs that aren't readily available. unfortunately, mah cd's are a mess so ah cun't be arsed to search right now. however, ah do still have some stuff on mah cumputer, so ah thought ah'd be nice & upload a couple o' things.

first up we have 'Penthouse & Pavement [razormaid mix]' . razormaid use to [still does?] nifty lil remixes of new wave, synthpop & dance songs in the 80's. unfortunately, that's all ah know o' razormaid. anyhoo, this is a fab song, as you well know. dance music that you cun't actually dance to. that's what ah lurved about heaven 17. well, that and their politics and their pretention.

next up is a song bah goldpeople & glenn gregory called 'music don't stop [extended mix]'. actually, ah think this song is actually for sale, so if ya like it, ya may as well buy it. glenn could probably do with the extra money anyhoo. glenn's voice sounds lurvely as usual and every time ah hear it ah wanna dance.

for more info on how he came to be involved in it, visit http://www.etwel.de/heaven17/diot0005.htm.

maybe ah'll upload a heaven 17 or human league video next time. but which one?

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this is mine video 
12:25am 03/02/2006
mood: tired
if anyone wants to watch the video for heaven 17's 'this is mine' video, just follow the link:

it probably didn't get seen very much when it was released, but it's pretty nifty.

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heaven 17 live 
10:13pm 19/01/2006
mood: content
some people have all the luck

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heaven17.com expired 
11:53am 20/12/2005
  ah mean, seriously. who let that happen? ah'm volunteering to he'p the boys. ah'm willing to be ian marsh's slave for free. happiness in slavery, indeed.  

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Pop stars make anti-violence art 
09:23pm 16/11/2005
mood: happy
it's art that YOU can participate in

one thing ah've always lurved about heaven 17 is their feminism and politics and that they stick to their principles, even to the exclusion of selling massive amounts of records. martyn ware is rocking mah world right now.

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Before After 
03:14pm 21/09/2005
mood: busy
So, to the other three people in this community...

Who's got Before After? What do you think of it?

I'm really digging the first half of the album, but I'm not quite sure how I feel about the second. I'm sure it'll grow on me though.

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heaven 17 live 
07:23am 12/09/2005
  Just got this email...oh, to be in London...

Hooray!!! We’re pleased to be able to announce something very rare indeed for your enjoyment…..

ITB in association with SJM Concerts present:

Heaven 17 live.

On Tuesday 29th November Heaven 17 will play their first stand alone gig of the year, in fact it is their first stand alone gig in many years, in London at the Scala, Kings Cross.

Tickets are £15 in advance and subject to booking fee. Tickets go on general release on Wednesday 14th September at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com and 24 hour cc line 020 7403 3331.

However, as a thanks for your patience, website users will be the first to be able to buy tickets which will go on sale exclusively via the Heaven 17 site at 9am on Tuesday 13th September....that's tomorrow morning!!!

Heaven 17 Live in London on Tuesday 29th November

Support TBC

For Heaven 17 news visit www.heaven17.com

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heaven 17 video 
08:36pm 01/08/2005
mood: tired
heaven 17 have put up a nifty video on their official website...looks like a rehearsal and some interview footage - with a surprise revelation from ian marsh! or maybe he's just taking the piss. either way, it's pretty nifty.

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heaven 17 PA 
09:48am 18/07/2005
  from remembertheeighties.com:

GOLD opens at London's legendary Hippodrome club, Leicester Square, on July 29th featuring HEAVEN 17 playing a very special PA alongside eighties hits from resident DJ, the original Blitz Kid, RUSTY EGAN.

With a live band PA every week, plus guest DJs, competitions and giveaways, GOLD looks set to become London's premier night out for anyone who remembers the eighties! See you there!

To celebrate the opening of GOLD we've got together with the club's organisers to offer you the chance to win a pair of VIP TICKETS to the night of your choice between July 29th and August 26th...

JULY 29th
+ resident DJ Rusty Egan

+ guest DJ Toby Anstis

+ guest DJ Neil O'Brien

+ guest DJ Lindy Layton (Beats International)

+ guest DJ Nicky Holloway

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flexipop #24 interview 
02:50pm 03/07/2005
mood: amused
well sugahs, better late than never, here's the Heaven 17 interview from flexipop magazine, issue #24...

who doesn't lurve knobs?

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heaven 17 flexipop interview 
01:03am 30/06/2005
mood: amused
ah'm gonna be putting a heaven 17 interview up from the early 80's...it's a nifty one too. it's from a magazine called flexipop, issue 24. the article is called 'heaven & hell'. hopefully ah'll have it up later today. anyway sugahs, here's a preview [quotes & a picture]...

oooh, it's a big 'un...Collapse )

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my space blog 
07:24am 26/06/2005
  just a heads up: heaven 17 have a my space blog now. the url is http://www.myspace.com/heaven17bef .  

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new heaven 17 cd 
06:03pm 21/06/2005
mood: happy
synthpop music [lexicon magazine] has some very coolness heaven 17 news...

Song that samples Heaven 17 is a hit in the UKCollapse )

and of course, the best news of all - New Heaven 17 album - Before After due this summer!Collapse )

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