The Pop Group For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? on 180g LP + Download
Long Out of Print, This Will be the First Time the Highly Sought After 1980 Album Has Been Remastered & Reissued!
The Pop Group's arrival on the music scene in 1977 caused such a savagely radical commotion, that they are now seen as one of the most wildly innovative, groundbreaking bands of the whole post-punk era. With mystical fire, enraged by global injustices, the group delivered scathing political and society-indicting messages aboard an apocalyptic roller coaster, ferociously straddling their beloved influences such as free jazz, conscious funk, heavyweight dub and audacious experimentalism.
Theirs was the most confrontational distillation of punk's original ethos, running riot with unfettered animal instinct in areas only being traversed by the likes of Public Image Limited, This Heat and Throbbing Gristle. Their politically-charged lyrics boasted intellectual influences including Wilhelm Reich, situationism, French romanticism and the beat poets.
Originally released in March 1980 on their own Y label through Rough Trade, For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? spent 20 weeks in the Indie charts, peaking at #1. Produced and mixed by the band, the 9-track set represents the quintessential independent Pop Group album - untethered, entrenched and completely committed to challenging the political orthodoxy of the day and savagely denunciating its failings.
Pop Group singer and lyricist, Mark Stewart says: "Context is crucial. At the time The Pop Group were playing multiple rallies and benefits across Europe from Scrap SUS to Aid for Cambodia to our final blow out at the 500,000 strong Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament rally in Trafalgar Square." Declared a "revolutionary, anti-imperialist manifesto" by Mark Paytress (MOJO), the album has also been celebrated by Uncut as one of the 50 Greatest Lost Albums.