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The Pop Group were a post-punk band which formed in 1978 in Bristol, England. They consisted of Mark Stewart (vocals), John Waddington (guitar), Gareth Sager (guitar), Simon Underwood (bass) and Bruce Smith (drums).
Their uncompromising, dissonant sound spanned punk, free jazz, funk and dub music. Their lyrics were, more often than not, politically charged. In ‘79 they issued their debut single, “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” on the Radar label.
Their debut album Y, was produced by reggae veteran Dennis Bovell to critical acclaim but low sales figures. Although it did not chart, the album’s success was sufficient to convince Rough Trade to sign the band, but not before more line-up changes, with Dan Katsis, formerly a guitarist in the Glaxo Babies, replacing Underwood on bass.
The band’s career with Rough Trade commenced with what is possibly their best-known single “We Are All Prostitutes”, which featuring a guest appearance by free improviser Tristan Honsinger on cello. This was followed the release of their second album, For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? in 1980, which included a contribution from US proto-rappers The Last Poets.
Shortly afterwards The Pop Group released a split single, “Where There’...
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She Is Beyond Good and Evil
Savage Sea
Thief of Fire
We Are Time
Words Disobey Me
Don't Call Me Pain
Blood Money
The Boys From Brazil
Don't Sell Your Dreams
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Top 10 The Pop Group Albums
We Are All Prostitutes
We Are Time
For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?
She Is Beyond Good and Evil
How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?
The Very Best Pop Vol.1
The Very Best Pop Vol.2
Omaggio A Matia Bazar
Tahiti-Turai 1973
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