Wednesday, 19 November 2014
(We don't need this) Fascist groove thang - Heaven 17
In the lyrics fascism and racism are described in an ironic fashion, using the lexicon of funk music. The lyrics of the song also reference the UK and US political leaders of the time, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan, respectively, and include denunciations of both racism and fascism. The song was banned by the BBC due to concerns by Radio 1's legal department that it libeled President Reagan.
My collection: 7" single no. 5402
Tracks: '(We don't need this) Fascist groove thang' / 'The decline of the west'