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Album Review

Abrasive, but interesting, the Pop Group's debut is perhaps the most succinct summation of their angry and defiant approach to rock & roll. Although at times resembling the discordant funk of fellow post-punk radicals Gang of Four, the Pop Group leave rhythm behind almost as quickly as they find it, and the result is a clattering din of sound resembling an aural collage. The longish, guitar-driven track "We Are Time" is the strongest cut, establishing a solid groove that won't let go.

Customer Reviews

Great stuff

Ahead of their time - any young guns into FFerdinand, AMonkeys should like this

In The Begining There Was Rhythm

At last The Pop Group's classic is reissued! An original "punk/funk" Lp, that's got all the funky spikey jazzy fire still intact with Mark Stewart's social lyrics still having meaning after nearly 20 years!! This album is up there with Gang Of Four's Entertainment, 23 Skidoo's 7Songs, Cabaret Voltaire's Red Mecca. I hope the Lp "How Much Longer" will get issued soon. Buy this album whole!


Formed: 1977 in Bristol, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '10s

However one might describe their music, the Pop Group most certainly were not a pop group, and while they rose to popularity as the first wave of British punk had yet to break, they weren't really punk either, through their aggressive fusion of funk, noise, dub, free jazz, proto-punk, post-beat poetics, and untold volumes of forbidden knowledge could probably have only coalesced in 1977, a time when the rules of rock and its subgenres seemed to have been temporarily suspended in the U.K. The Pop...
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