- The Pop Group
Infobox Musical artist
Name = The Pop Group
Background = group_or_band
Post-punk, Punk jazz, Noise rock, Punk funk, Avantgarde
Years_active = 1978-1980
Rip Rig & Panic
Past_members = Mark Stewart
Dan Catsis Gareth Sager Simon UnderwoodJohn Waddington Bruce Smith
Formed in 1978 by Mark Stewart (lyrics, vocals), John Waddington (guitar),
Gareth Sager(guitar), Simon Underwood (bass) and Bruce Smith (drums, percussion), they issued their debut single, "She is Beyond Good and Evil" on Radar Recordsthe following year.
Their debut album "Y", was produced by reggae veteran
Dennis Bovellto 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 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 Honsingeron cello. This was followed by 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's a Will...", with
The Slits, a band with whom they now shared a drummer and managers (Christine Robertson and Dick O'Dell), as well as a growing interest in exploring musical genres such as dub and funkrhythms.
The band split in 1981, after legal wranglings and internal disagreements. Members of the group went on to form bands including
Pigbag, Maximum Joy, Head and Rip Rig & Panic, the latter notable for the involvement of Neneh Cherry.
Singer Mark Stewart, meanwhile, collaborated with the
On-U Soundposse, issuing records firstly as Mark Stewart and Maffia, then as a solo artist.
The Pop Group and associated bands started a Bristol 'scene' that would later spawn
The Pop Group's poster for "We Are All Prostitutes" featured prominently in episode 2 of the
BBCseries "Ashes to Ashes", which led to a fan of the band blowing up his father's pub.
* "Y" (album, 1979,
Radar Records; reissued on CD by Radar in 1996 and Rhino Recordsin 2007)
* "She Is Beyond Good and Evil" (single, 1979, Radar Records)
For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?" (album, 1980, Rough Trade Records- includes collaboration with The Last Poets)
We Are All Prostitutes" (single, 1980, Rough Trade Records)
Where There's A Will..." (single, 1980, Rough Trade (split release with The Slits: "In the Beginning There Was Rhythm"))
We Are Time" (album, 1980, Rough Trade semi-bootleg compilation of live tracks, demos and out-takes)
We Are All Prostitutes" (retrospective compilation album, 1998, Radar Records)
Idealists In Distress from Bristol" (official bootleg compilation album, 2007, Vinyl Japan, double CD , Japan only release)
* "The Great Alternative and Indie Discography" (Martin C Strong)
* [http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZhOcd9rD9E Trailer The Pop Group/Mark Stewart documentary]
* [http://www.wedigdixon.com/public_html/pop_group/index.php Fan site]
* [http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/review/299 Review of "Y" on HeadHeritage,
Julian Cope's site]
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