The Pop Group We Are All Prostitutes on Colored 7" Vinyl
Remastered from the Original Tapes & Reissued on Colored 7" Vinyl!
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.
The Pop Group reissue their vital post-punk statement "We Are All Prostitutes" on colored 7" vinyl packaged in its original sleeve artwork. Flipside "Amnesty International Report" is a similarly audacious dispatch in which the torture of Irish prisoners by the British Army is directly quoted from Amnesty literature. A timeless nerve-obliterating insurrection, "We Are All Prostitutes" was released in 1979 to a climate of political unrest.
On hearing it for the first time Nick Cave commented, "It's one of those moments when the cogs of your mind shift and your life is going to irreversibly change forever. It was "everything that I thought rock & roll should have...it was violent, paranoid music for a violent, paranoid time." A great demonstration of "We Are All Prostitutes'" enduring relevance was its recent pick for The Washington Post's ‘Week In A Song' feature when bribery and corruption were hot topics of the week.