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Pop Will Eat Itself

Clint Mansell, Adam Mole, Graham Crabb, Richard March

Also known as Incredible PWEI, The, P.W.E.I., Pop Will Eat It Self, Pop Will Eat Itself, The, Pop.Will.Eat.Itself, PWEI
Also there are session musicians of Pop Will Eat Itself: Adam Mole, Clint Mansell, Davey Bennett, Graham Crabb, Jason Bowld, Kerry Hammond, Mary Byker, Richard March, Richard Townshend, Tim Muddiman
Web site and social profiles: http://www.popwilleatitself.net, http://www.facebook.com/popwilleatitself, http://twitter.com/pweiofficial, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_Will_Eat_Itself

Discography of Pop Will Eat Itself:

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# Cover Release title Total tracks Download mp3 release Release date Label fo release
1 Pop Will Eat Itself - Dos Dedos Mis Amigos Dos Dedos Mis Amigos 11 mp3 1994-00-00
2 Pop Will Eat Itself - Can U Dig It? Can U Dig It? 4 mp3 1989-02-09 RCA
3 Pop Will Eat Itself - The Looks Or The Lifestyle? The Looks Or The Lifestyle? 13 mp3 1992-10-27 RCA
4 Pop Will Eat Itself - Cure For Sanity Cure For Sanity 18 mp3 1990-08-01 RCA
5 Pop Will Eat Itself - Go Box Frenzy Go Box Frenzy 12 mp3 1987-10-01 Rough Trade
6 Pop Will Eat Itself - Two Fingers My Friends! Two Fingers My Friends! 11 mp3 1995-00-00 Infectious Records
7 Pop Will Eat Itself - This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! 15 mp3 1989-05-01 RCA
8 Pop Will Eat Itself - 16 Different Flavours Of Hell 16 Different Flavours Of Hell 19 mp3 1993-10-25 RCA
9 Pop Will Eat Itself - Wise Up Suckers Wise Up Suckers 17 mp3 1996 Camden
10 Pop Will Eat Itself - Wise Up! Sucker Wise Up! Sucker 4 mp3 1989-04-01 RCA
11 Very Metal Noise Pollution 4 mp3 1989-08-01 RCA
12 Pop Will Eat Itself - Dos Dedos Mis Amigos Dos Dedos Mis Amigos 11 mp3 1994 Liberation Records
13 Pop Will Eat Itself - Dos Dedos Mis Amigos Dos Dedos Mis Amigos 11 mp3 1994-09-19 Infectious Records
14 Karmadrome 4 mp3 1992-07-17 RCA
15 Two Fingers My Friends! 23 mp3 1995 Infectious Records
16 Pop Will Eat Itself - Box Frenzy Box Frenzy 12 mp3 1987-10-01 Chapter 22
17 Pop Will Eat Itself - PWEI Product 1986-1994 PWEI Product 1986-1994 34 mp3 2002 Castle Music
18 Pop Will Eat Itself - Can U Dig It? Can U Dig It? 2 mp3 1989-02-09
19 Pop Will Eat Itself - Cure For Sanity Cure For Sanity 17 mp3 1990-08-01 RCA
20 Pop Will Eat Itself - Def.Con.One Def.Con.One 4 mp3 1988-07-01 Chapter 22
21 Pop Will Eat Itself - Amalgamation Amalgamation 7 mp3 1994
22 Pop Will Eat Itself - Def.Con.One Def.Con.One 4 mp3 1988-07-01 Chapter 22
23 Pop Will Eat Itself - 92° F / The Incredible PWEI Vs Dirty Harry 92° F / The Incredible PWEI Vs Dirty Harry 3 mp3 1991-05-23 RCA
24 Pop Will Eat Itself - The Radio 1 Sessions 1986-7 The Radio 1 Sessions 1986-7 11 mp3 1997 Strange Fruit
25 Pop Will Eat Itself - This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! 14 mp3 1989-05-01 RCA Victor
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About Pop Will Eat Itself

In 1986, the line-up of singer and guitarist Clint Mansell, guitarist and keyboardist Adam Mole, bassist Richard March, and drummer Graham Crabb formed as Wild And Wandering in the English town of Stourbridge. After some months and one e.p. they changed their name to Pop Will Eat Itself (PWEI) and earned attention from the indie scene for their first e.p., The Poppies Say Grrr! on Chapter 22. At the time they played short, fast, slightly psychedelic punk-pop tunes and went on with that for three more e.p.'s before starting to incorporate house and hip hop beats and samples on Beaver Patrol. By autumn 1987 PWEI released their first album, Box Frenzy, with some tunes leaning towards new wave, some towards hip hop and acid house. A drum machine called Dr. Nightmare was installed and Graham Crabb took the second microphone.

After the 12" Def.Con.One PWEI signed a deal with RCA and released Can U Dig It? in 1989, which would be the first of 12 PWEI singles going UK top 40. In the same year their seminal second album This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! appeared to public and critical acclaim for its witty fusion of rock and electronic music.
PWEI opted for an even more electronic, slightly darker and moodier approach on Cure For Sanity, their third album, which appeared in 1990 alongside PWEI's alternative soccer world cup theme, Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina, a fusion of dub and acid house.

Electronics took a backseat on 1992's The Looks Or The Lifestyle, when Fuzz Townshend was brought in as a drummer. PWEI reinvented themselves as grungey groovers and released Get The Girl! Kill The Baddies! as their highlight single. PWEI had been sacked by RCA at the time the single went number 9 in the UK in early 1993.

The band signed with Infectious in the UK and Nothing in the US and released R.S.V.P., Ich Bin Ein Auslander, and Everything's Cool as singles in 1993 and 1994. The tunes displayed a development from where they had left towards dark industrial rock. The mixture on their fifth album Dos Dedos Mis Amigos was received well and won the band many new fans.

Nonetheless, the band only released the remix album Two Fingers My Friends after that and collapsed upon the departure of Graham Crabb in 1996. Crabb released an album as Golden Claw Musics, Richard March went on to form Bentley Rhythm Ace, Fuzz Townshend went solo, and Clint Mansell has done film soundtracks. In 2005, a reunion tour and new songs were announced, but the reformation fizzled out by the end of the year.

In 2010, in the wake of the dissolution of Vile Evils, Graham Crabb announced his intention to reconstitute PWEI. By 2011, Crabb had recruited new band members, and PWEI released a new album, New Noise Designed By A Sadist, and went on tour.

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