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Are there any good songs on H17's Teddy Bear, Duke & Pscyho

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Are there any good songs on H17's Teddy Bear, Duke & Pscyho

Postby WeLiveSoFastx83 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:15 pm

I know Heaven 17 started going downhill from Pleasure One, but there are still at least 3 songs from the album. I've just never heard anything about their 1988 album 'Teddy Bear, Duke & Psycho'. Are there any good songs on it?
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Re: Are there any good songs on H17's Teddy Bear, Duke & Psc

Postby MissingPersons » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:47 pm

Actually it was better than Pleasure One (their worst), and the best cuts are Snake And Two People and Dangerous. Also the CD version, has the instrumental Slow All Over.
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Re: Are there any good songs on H17's Teddy Bear, Duke & Psc

Postby negative1 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:24 am

it's a good album, but not great..

i like a few songs from it, including the mixes :


Big Square People 4:29
Don't Stop For No One 3:49
Snake And Two People 3:50
Can You Hear Me? 3:35
Train Of Love In Motion 4:46 => and remixes

later
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Re: Are there any good songs on H17's Teddy Bear, Duke & Psc

Postby humanracer » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:31 pm

Pleasure One had a few brilliant moments such as Trouble but TBD&S has no redeeming features for me. The songs are pleasant but anyone could have made them. You could spend your whole life avoiding this album and it would be fine.
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Re: Are there any good songs on H17's Teddy Bear, Duke & Psc

Postby MissingPersons » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:28 am

Trouble was actually the only good song from Pleasure One. They basically didn't sound themselves there, abandoning completely their Electronic roots. And sounding like a subpar version of Spandau Ballet.

Their best was How Men Are in my opinion, they found the perfect measurement between Electronic and acoustic instruments.

So on my list their albums would be:

1) How Men Are
2) Luxury Gap
3) Bigger Than America
4) Teddy Bear Duke & Psycho
5) Penthouse & Pavement (OVERRATED!)
6) Pleasure One
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Re: Are there any good songs on H17's Teddy Bear, Duke & Psc

Postby WeLiveSoFastx83 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:51 pm

Penthouse & Pavement overrated?!? :lol:

That's probably their most new wave sounding album though. "We're Going to Live for a Very Long Time"... aahh....
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Re: Are there any good songs on H17's Teddy Bear, Duke & Psc

Postby MissingPersons » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:47 am

Not so. It was their most Kraftwerkish album I'd say.

How Men Are was far better imo. Shame Is On The Rocks, The Fuse, Flamedown...so many great and catchy songs.
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Re: Are there any good songs on H17's Teddy Bear, Duke & Psc

Postby WeLiveSoFastx83 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:26 pm

I agree, it's up there with Luxury Gap. I also agree with your higher ranking of 'Bigger Than America'. "Designing Heaven" is a fantastic track.
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Re: Are there any good songs on H17's Teddy Bear, Duke & Psc

Postby MissingPersons » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:53 am

Bigger Than America is a highly overlooked and pretty unique album. That's how Synth-Pop would sound in the mid-90s I guess, but Synth-Pop was a dead genre by the time and such albums are rare.
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