Box Frenzy: EXPANDED 2011 EDITION - Pop Will Eat Itself

In 1987, Pop Will Eat Itself surprised the independent music world by morphing overnight from two minute, three chord indie pop wonders into hip-hop rock crossover pioneers. Years ahead of their time, PWEI produced Box Frenzy , a furiousmix of beatboxes, metal riffs, MC ing and pop songs. Featuring the notorious Beaver Patrol single, and the hugely successful There IsNo Love Between UsAnymore , the album brought the band a whole new audience and opened them up to as much praise as it did ridicule amongst a perplexed music press.Produced with the band’s assistance and approval, and featuring three never before heard home demos and three rare, never before on CD tracks, as well as an extensive sleeve essay, sleevenotes from keyboardist/guitarist Adam Mole and a wealth of unseen photographs, press clippings and so on, this release is a treasure trove for fans and collectors alike.

This package is the second in a series of Cherry Red Pop Will Eat Itself reissues, which will take in the band's entire catalogue, tell their story and see the release of dozens of unreleased, rare and never before on CD tracks.This unique band, whose influence touched the careers of acts such as The Prodigy and Nine Inch Nails, still has a large, strong following worldwide, and there is an active online community who have shown great interest in these titles thus far. A new PWEI album will be released this year, and the current incarnation of the group will be touring in support of this release, no doubt including plenty of these back catalogue tracks in their set. Three previously unheard home demos, Three rare, never before on CD tracks, Sleeve-notes from keyboardist/guitarist Adam Mole.


"Their earliest indie rock scuzz is collected on ‘88’s Now For A Feast!, by which time ‘87’s Box Frenzy had incorporated sampling and other hip hop moves into proto-indie dance off daffy joie de vivre. Both come engorged with bonuses, some of which seem to have been mastered off old cassettes.”  

-Ian Harrison (Q Magazine – November 2011)
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Code: CDMRED503
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Grebo Guru / Beaver Patrol / Let's Get Ugly / U.B.L.U.D. / Inside You / Evelyn / There Is No Love Between Us Anymore / She's Surreal / Intergalactic Love Mission / Love Missile F1-11 / Hit The Hi-Tech Groove / Razorblade KissesBonus Tracks Picnic In The Sky / Kiss That Girl / There Is No Love Between Us Anymore (Specially Extended Dance Mix) / Grebo Guru (Sonic Sounds Ep Mix) / Supersonic Human (Graham Shome Demo) / Intergalactic Love Mission (Graham’s Home Demo) / Def Con One (Clint Shome Demo) / Def Con One / Def Con One (Doomsday Power Mix)
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