The Pop Group Are Getting Back Together!

After disbanding for no reason (there probably was a reason) in 1981, The Pop Group have decided to give it another shot and have reformed to do some live dates, plus record an album if they can keep their shit together for long enough.

If you ain't already know, The Pop Group were a seminal post-punk band that got going right about as punk started happening, which makes them either (a) really, really ahead of the curve, or (b) not actually post-punk. Despite not being able to play their instruments particularly well, they managed to crank out two gems in "She Is Beyond Good And Evil" and "We Are All Prostitutes," plus a killer, noisy debut album, a pretty okay follow up and a split single with The Slits before the group disbanded due to internal differences. Their lead singer Mark Stewart ended up working with hellof dudes like Trent Reznor and other people who I can't think of right now, plus he kinda-sorta started trip-hop, so he's to be credited (or blamed, depending on who you're asking) for that.

Catch them in Italy and the UK this year (because you are definitely in Europe right now), or just gush to your friends that this super-obscure British band is getting back together even though you don't really know all that much about them (this is basically what I am doing), or if you actually like them, you already knew this was happening, which basically renders this blog post moot. Oh well, these are still some pretty good songs.

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