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The Pop Group

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Bristol, England (1977 – 1981, 2010 – present)

The Pop Group are a band which formed in 1977 in Bristol, England. They consisted of Mark Stewart (vocals), John Waddington (guitar), Gareth Sager (guitar), Simon Underwood (bass) and Bruce Smith (drums).

The band reformed in 2010 for a reunion tour. In November 2014, the Pop Group announced that they would release an album of new material titled “Citizen Zombie” on 23 February 2015. The album was produced by Paul Epworth.

Their uncompromising, dissonant sound spanned , , and 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.

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