STUPID and Contagious

Our holiday home from stupidd.blogspot.com !

The Pop Group – We are all Prostitutes


Our children shall rise up against us

The Pop Group – “We Are All Prostitutes”
Single
1980
Rough Trade Records


Another incendiary classic from The Pop Group !

A love song for the greedy capitalist clusterfuck that was the awful Thatcher/Reagan era!

The Pop Group’s career with Rough Trade, to whom they moved from Radar Records after the release of their debut LP “Y” in 1979, commenced with this fine track, “We Are All Prostitutes”!

Probably their best-known single, “We Are All Prostitutes” features a guest appearance by free improviser Tristan Honsinger on cello.

It is a seminal piece, a hugely influential moment in modern music!

A song years ahead of its time!

Of course, the single did not sell very well, but has been lauded as a musical touchstone by countless great acts, from Nick Cave to Julian Cope to PJ Harvey … and on and on!

This was followed by the release of their second album, For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? in 1980, which included a contribution from US proto-rappers The Last Poets.



We are all prostitutes
Everyone has their price

We are all prostitutes
Everyone has their price

And you too will learn to live the lie
Aggression
Competition
Ambition
Consumer fascism

Capitalism is the most barbaric of all religions

Department stores are our new cathedrals
Our cars are martyrs to the cause

We are all prostitutes

Our children shall rise up against us
Because we are the ones to blame
We are the ones to blame
They will give us a new name
We shall be
Hypocrites hypocrites hypocrites


Lyrics (http://www.wedigdixon.com)

Tx Toimia

NOTE:

We do not host any files here. If this post contains a link to content hosted elsewhere, this is content found by a simple search on the worldwide freedom web. However, if for some valid reason, you object to a said content, or any content here, please let us know and we will remove the content in question.

Any content linked to here is only meant as a taster for the original work itself and is posted on the strict understanding that anyone who downloads the taster, deletes said content within 24 hours. We would assume that these fans will then buy the original work and we greatly encourage them to do so.

Mail us: stupidand@gmail.com

Home Art Babes Cartoons Dylan Editorial Music Videos Other

November 27, 2008 Posted by | Music_PostPunk, The Pop Group, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

The Pop Group – She’s Beyond Good and Evil

Like a dancing flame on a bed of nails She is one thing that you cannot buy

A stone cold classic by Bristol’s finest, the seminal and hugely influential The Pop Group!

The Pop Group were formed in Bristol back in 1978 by Mark Stewart (lyrics, vocals), John Waddington (guitar), Gareth Sager (guitar), Simon Underwood (bass) and Bruce Smith (drums, percussion).

They issued this, their debut single, “She is Beyond Good and Evil” on the Radar label the following year.

The band split in 1981, after legal wranglings and internal disagreements.


Members of the group went on to form bands including Pigbag, Maximum Joy, Head and Rip Rig & Panic, the latter notable for the involvement of Neneh Cherry.

When The Pop Group first came onto the scene in late 1978 they were being hailed in the UK press as one of the saviours of rock and roll, and with good reason as the group’s music made almost everything being created at the time seem old hat over night.

The Pop Group’s debut single “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” released in 1979 was an instant classic and one of the landmark recordings of the 1970’s, it was a seething tense piece of aggressive funk/punk/dub/free jazz that demanded attention.

It sounded like nothing in the world at the time of it’s release and gave me the same feeling as when I heard Public Image Ltd.’s first single, it seemed to hint at endless possibilties for rock and roll.

The B side “3:38” should also mentioned this was a pulverizing dose of mind-numbing dub that seemed to look ahead to Pop Group lead singer Mark Stewart’s trailblazing work in the 80’s with Mafia.

– Julian Cope

These abrasive, militant British punks raged against racism, oppression, hunger and anything else that’s a world problem; as usual, there’s no solution, only anger. The seminal Bristol band synthesized Beefheartian structures and tribal dance beats to create a didactic soundtrack that barely lets you breathe.

– PG fan

https://i1.wp.com/img363.imageshack.us/img363/8084/bgeart027hg.jpg
from the video game inspired by this great song!

My little girl was born on a ray of sound
My little girl was born on a ray of sound
Sleeps on water walks on ice
Sleeps on water walks on ice
got no father, immortal wife
I’d exchange my soul for her
there’s no antidote for her
I’d exchange my soul for her
there’s no antidote for her
my little girl was born on a ray of sound
my little girl was born on a ray of sound

Like a dancing flame on a bed of nails
She is one thing that you cannot buy
with zero reasons for living
with zero reasons for living
my little girl was born on a ray of sound

Our only defence is together as an army
I’ll hold you like a gun

Western values mean nothing to her
Western values mean nothing to her

She is beyond good and evil

NOTE:

We do not host any files here. If this post contains a link to content hosted elsewhere, this is content found by a simple search on the worldwide freedom web. However, if for some valid reason, you object to a said content, or any content here, please let us know and we will remove the content in question.

Any content linked to here is only meant as a taster for the original work itself and is posted on the strict understanding that anyone who downloads the taster, deletes said content within 24 hours. We would assume that these fans will then buy the original work and we greatly encourage them to do so.

Mail us: stupidand@gmail.com

Home Art Babes Cartoons Dylan Editorial Music Videos Other

November 27, 2008 Posted by | Music_PostPunk, The Pop Group, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment