The Pop Group to Release Album of Unreleased Live Recordings

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.

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 Exploded will be released through Freaks R Us on Friday 27th May 2016.

The album's track listing is as follows:
01. We Are All Prostitutes (Live Milan 1980)
02. Justice (Live Cologne 1980)
03. How Much Longer (Live Cologne 1980)
04. Blind Faith (Live Sheffield 1979)
05. Forces of Oppression (Live Cologne 1980)
06. There Are No Spectators (Live Cologne 1980)
07. Feed The Hungry (Live Cologne 1980)
08. Rob A Bank (Live Milan 1980)
09. Shake The Foundation (Live Cologne 1980)
10. 73 Shadow Street (Live Helsinki 1980)

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 15th 1980 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.

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.

The band have once again teamed up with Pledge Music for a campaign offering fans exclusive and very limited memorabilia via their facebook & twitter

The Pop Group released the We Are Time reissue and archival collection of previously unreleased material Cabinet of Curiosities in late 2014. Early the following year in February 2015 came Citizen Zombie their third studio recording and first release of new material in 35 years. Their long out of print second studio album, For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? was reissued in February this year.

www.thepopgroup.net



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