Teenage Kicks®

Teenage Kicks is The Current's weekly trip into our collective retro past, then is now as this show is the same as it never was, before Alternative wasn't, with a focus on the musical era from 1970s punk to '90s grunge, and everything that happened in between.

Heaven 17

Teenage Kicks for September 19, 2020
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This week we go back to the early '80s, and a split that led to two successful bands — when Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh picked up their synthesizers and left Phil Oakley and The Human League. Human League would go on to have an iconic hit with Don't You Want Me Baby, but Martyn and Ian would find success as well — as Heaven 17, who released their first album, Penthouse and Pavement, this week back in 1981. Besides Heaven 17, the duo also produced songs on Tina Turner's Private Dancer comeback album, and they cut a song that would, more than 30 years later, be relevant enough to be covered by LCD Soundsystem. Synth-pop legends Heaven 17 — this week on Teenage Kicks.


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