The Pop Group: The Boy Whose Head Exploded: Picture Disc

The Boy Whose Head Exploded: Picture Disc

The Pop Group

  • US $21.99  

  • Release Date 27 May 2016
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Product code
FREAK20LP
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Freaks R Us

THE VINYL EDITION COMES AS A PICTURE DISC WITH A DOWNLOAD CODE TO ACCESS THE FILM AND HI-RES AUDIO CONTENT.

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 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 molotov cocktail of punk, funk, free jazz and radical politics at its most artistically concussive.

Tracklisting

1. We Are All Prostitutes (Live Milan 1980)
2. Justice (Live Cologne 1980)
3. How Much Longer (Live Cologne 1980)
4. Blind Faith (Live Sheffield 1979)
5. Forces of Oppression (Live Cologne 1980)
6. There Are No Spectators (Live Cologne 1980)
7. Feed The Hungry (Live Cologne 1980)
8. Rob A Bank (Live Milan 1980)
9. Shake The Foundation (Live Cologne 1980)
10. 73 Shadow Street (Live Helsinki 1980)