Post punk provocateurs The Pop Group unveil their latest archival release, The Boys Whose Head Exploded. Compiled from unearthed basement tapes recorded during their incendiary performances of late 1979 and 1980, the compilation also includes a bonus DVD featuring film footage shot by legendary director Don Letts.
CD / LP TRACKLISTING
01/A1 –We Are All Prostitutes (Live Milan 1980)
02/A2 –Justice (Live Cologne 1980)
03/A3 –How Much Longer (Live Cologne 1980)
04/A4 –Blind Faith (Live Sheffield 1979)
05/A5 –Forces of Oppression (Live Cologne 1980)
06/A6 –There Are No Spectators (Live Cologne 1980)
07/B1 –Feed The Hungry (Live Cologne 1980)
08/B2 –Rob A Bank (Live Milan 1980)
09/B3 –Shake The Foundation (Live Cologne 1980)
10/B4 –73 Shadow Street (Live Helsinki 1980)
Post punk provocateurs The Pop Groupunveil their latest archival release, The Boys Whose Head Exploded.
Compiled from unearthed basement tapes recorded during their incendiary performances of late 1979 and 1980, the compilation also includes a bonus DVD featuring film footage shot by legendary director Don Letts.
The bulk of the salvaged live recordings comprise brawling versions of songs taken from the band’s recently reissued second studio album For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?The collection also features the previously unreleased 73 Shadow Street, and a surprise mutation of the Glaxo Babies’ Shake The Foundation.
The Boys Whose Head Explodedwill be released through Freaks R Us on Friday 27thMay 2016.
The accompanying film footage is a short feature that’s been hiding in Don Letts’ punk rock archives for the past 35 years. Filmed by Letts at Alexandra Palace on June 15th1980 at an all day festival
that featured the likes of John Cooper Clarke, The Raincoats and The Slits, the rare footage encapsulates the band’s molotovcocktail of punk, funk, free jazz and radical politics at its most artistically concussive.
The vinyl edition comes as a picture disc with a download code to access the film and hi-res audio content. The CD edition includes a DVD of the 1980 footage and a 12 page poster.
•Previously unreleased live recordings from 1979/1980
•Newly uncovered live rarities including Shake The Foundationand the previously unreleased 73 Shadow Street
•1980 Alexandra Palace Live Footage from the Don Letts Punk Rock Archives.
•CD + DVD + 12pp Poster
•Picture Disc LP + Download card(includes Film Footage + LP Audio)
FOR FANS OF
Viet Cong / Girl Band / Sleaford Mods / Fat White Family / Sonic Youth / Nine Inch Nails / Suicide / The Birthday Party / Throbbing Gristle / This Heat / The Fall / Swans / Fugazi/ Minutemen Available from 03.06.2016