De term post-punk is veel omvattend, maar dit is een band die de benaming eer aan doet.
Irony, funk, dub, free-jazz, noise
met daar overheen de rauwe punksneer van zanger Mark Stewart zijn de
ingrediënten, en de productie van reggae/dub producer Dennis Bovell doet
Rusteloos, woekerend en spannend.
Remastered 40th Anniversary version of Y - the highly influential and
innovative debut album by The Pop Group, released in 1979. In the same
year The Pop Group released their single She is Beyond Good and Evil / 3:38.
The album was produced by reggae veteran Dennis Bovell to critical
acclaim but low sales figures. Emerging in the late-'70s post-punk era,
this militant gang of leftist radical politicos from Bristol specialised
in a funk-driven cacophony of sound that was abrasive, strident, and
ultimately very exciting. Railing against Margaret Thatcher's tory
government, the state of pop music, racism, sexism, etc., The Pop Group
ushered in the early post-punk era and those who checked them out found
an interesting melange of primitive rhythms and avant-garde guitar
racket. Led by Mark Stewart, the pop group were unabashedly and
stridently radical, and their first calling card was the classic single
She is Beyond Good and Evil.
3CD -3 Jewel Cases in Card Slip Case. Includes Y Live and Alien Blood. 30 Tracks.
4LP+ - 4x180 Gram Gold Vinyl, Cut at half speed Mastering on Y plus a
Live set of Y and Alien Blood, 12" Sized Booklet and Signed Art prints.
30 Tracks. Limited to 500 Copies.