Penthouse And Pavement

Label
Virgin UK
Release date
2 Oct 2006
Running length
19 tracks
Running time
81:24

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:18 1,332
2 Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement (2006 Digital Remaster) 6:22 1,344
3 Heaven 17 - Play To Win (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:33 773
4 Heaven 17 - Soul Warfare (2006 Digital Remaster) 5:03 256
5 Heaven 17 - Geisha Boys And Temple Girls (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:32 385
6 Heaven 17 - Let's All Make A Bomb (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:06 335
7 Heaven 17 - The Height Of The Fighting (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:00 158
8 Heaven 17 - Song With No Name (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:35 194
9 Heaven 17 - We're Going To Live For A Very Long Time (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:27 192
10 B.E.F. - Groove Thang (2006 - Remaster) 4:09 79
11 Heaven 17 - Are Everything (12'' Version) (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:26 134
12 Heaven 17 - I'm Your Money (12'' Extended Version) [2006 - Remaster] 5:11 1,141
13 B.E.F. - Decline Of The West (2006 Digital Remaster) 7:11 733
14 B.E.F. - Honeymoon In New York 2:15 320
15 Heaven 17 - Are Everything (7'' Version) (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:04 64
16 Heaven 17 - I'm Your Money (7" Version) (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:32 54
17 Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (Censored Version) (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:18 77
18 Heaven 17 - Let's All Make A Bomb (12" Version) (2006 Digital Remaster) 5:08 144
19 Heaven 17 - Song With No Name (12" Version) (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:14 56

About this album

“Penthouse and Pavement” is the debut album by the English group “Heaven 17”, released in 1981.

(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” was released as a single, but did not achieve chart success, partly due to a ban by the BBC. The album sold reasonably well, but was not a commercial success on release. It has since been regarded as “an important outing”, is included in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”, and was re-released in 2010 in a 3-disc special edition.

Whilst the singles charted poorly, the album charted at No. 14 and remained in the Top 100 for 77 weeks. It was certified gold (100,000 copies sold) by the BPI in October 1982.

Dan LeRoy in a retrospective review for AllMusic felt that the album combined electropop with good melodies, and that Glenn Gregory was able to handle the “overtly left-wing political” lyrics without sounding “pretentious”.

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  • BatalhaV

    One of the Best Pop Albuns Ever Made. The Track Geisha Boys and Temple Girls have One the Most Prodigious Work of Synths. Great from the first track to the last.

    11 Jan 1:08pm Reply
  • CMBFlor20

    Decent tunes here and there. I'm not sure I agree with the hype surrounding this album, or band. Nice grooves here and there with a nice cheese-filled Roger Rabbit sound. Opening track is hilarious. "Evil men with racist views". I'm not really sure which is more racist ... a) disliking someone who just happens to be a different race ... or b) actual fascist policies that force the majority to kiss the asses of minorities who spit in their face. Seems ... assbackwards ...

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Other_Voice

    Happy 30th anniversary, Penthouse and Pavement! Great album!

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • dschr

    Got this one together with Haircut 100's Pelican West as a gift from my local music dealer. She said: "Take them with you. Nobody will buy them and I can't return them." Good deal.

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Sonni16

    Ein ALLZEIT Favorit - kommt mit auf die Insel!

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
  • rod32lop

    Great! Soul and synthpop!

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • android1985

    so fucking good

    8 Feb 2011 Reply
  • hammerman121

    its music ya never get tired of good times and good jams

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • WeatheredWall1

    still ove this album!!!!!

    24 Jan 2011 Reply
  • HelmaBeerbaum

    Vinyl rocks the pop way ;-D Love to do the same Lesscities, hehe!!!

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Lesscities

    Absolutely cool!!!We're going to live is my favourite...It plays endless on LP!!!I love this version on vinyl,haha!!!

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • dogmansuede

    friggin excellent album!

    31 Jul 2007 Reply

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