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In 1986, Pop Will Eat Itself burst onto the UK and European independent scene with a flurry of energetic, punk infused singles, including their self pressed and distributed debut, Poppies Say GRRrrr! and others released by Chapter 22. During that year they became mainstays of the UK music press and blazed a trail towards the hip-hop tinged direction they would take with their second album, Box Frenzy . This set charts this first year of the band’s career, including seven previously unheard demos and live cuts from the band’s own archives and a number of later b-sides. Including a previously unreleased song ( Summer Girl ), early incarnations of tracks re-recorded and released in later years and demos of the impossible to find debut EP by Wild and Wandering (the name the band operated under before becoming PWEI), this really is a treasure trove for fans and collectors.

Produced with full co-operation and support from the band members, and including both an essay and sleeve-notes from keyboardist/guitarist Adam Mole, as well as never before seen archive shots and press clippings, this package is the first 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 their back catalogue in their set. Seven previously unheard recordings, Two rare B-sides Sleeve-notes from keyboardist/guitarist Adam Mole Archive photographs and press clippings Packaged with reversible US/UK original artwork.


“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)

Weight 200 kg


I'm Sniffin With You Hoo / Sick Little Girl / Mesmerized / There's A Psychopath In My Soup / Candydiosis / Black Country Chainstore Massacree / Monogamy / Oh Grebo I Think I Love You / Titanic Clown / B-B-B-Breakdown / Sweet Sweet Pie / The Devil Inside / Runaround / Lovemissile F1-11 / Orgone Accumulator / Everything That Rises / Like An AngelBonus Tracks Dust Me Down (Wild And Wandering Demo) / Johnny Ray (Wild And Wandering Demo) / Apple Tree (Wild And Wandering Demo) / Summer Girl (Live At Birmingham Uni, 1986) / Inside You (Pre-Beat Box Demo) / Picnic In The Sky (Pre-Beat Box Demo) / Pyschopath In My Soup (Early Version) / Everything That Rises (New Version) / Oh Grebo, I Think I Love You (New Version) / Bubbles / Ugly


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