Monday, 14 December 2015

The Pop Group – For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?

In the absence of younger artists willing to become the nation's conscience in the face of ongoing austerity culture, The Pop Group returned in 2010 to reclaim their oppositionist mantle. During the five years since, the Bristol-sired post-punk incendiarists have co-opted PledgeMusic to fund both a reissue of their explosive 1980 compilation album, We Are Time, as well as this year's Citizen Zombie, the first new Pop Group recordings in thirty-five years.

Now the quartet of sooth-saying vocalist Mark Stewart, guitarist Gareth Sager, bassist Dan Catsis and drummer Bruce Smith resurface with another campaign for the first ever CD release of their provocatively named 1980 album, their second, For How Much Longer Must We Tolerate Mass Murder? This is accompanied by a separate limited edition release of their equally in-yer-face 1979 single, We Are All Prostitutes.

With the album's urgent dispatches such as Forces of Oppression, There Are No Spectators and Rob A Bank lobbed like musical hand grenades into enemy territory, the PledgeMusic campaign may already be half done, but there's still time to dig deep, as flying pickets used to say.

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/forhowmuchlonger

Product, December 2015

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