Pop Will Eat Itself
Pop Will Eat Itself (also known as PWEI or the Poppies) was a band formed in Stourbridge, United Kingdom with band members from Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country. An early version of the band formed in 1981 under the name From Eden; members included Clint Mansell, Adam Mole, Chris Fradgley, Malcolm Treece and Miles Hunt. Graham Crabb was recruited (Graham being the only respondant to replace the 'piss poor' Miles Hunt on drums). After From Eden splintered into two bands (Treece and Hunt went on to form The Wonder Stuff) Mansell, Crabb & Mole formed Wild and Wandering, recruiting Richard March on bass. ...show more
Pop Will Eat Itself (also known as PWEI or the Poppies) was a band formed in Stourbridge, United Kingdom with band members from Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country. An early version of the band formed in 1981 under the name From Eden; members included Clint Mansell, Adam Mole, Chris Fradgley, Malcolm Treece and Miles Hunt. Graham Crabb was recruited (Graham being the only respondant to replace the 'piss poor' Miles Hunt on drums). After From Eden splintered into two bands (Treece and Hunt went on to form The Wonder Stuff) Mansell, Crabb & Mole formed Wild and Wandering, recruiting Richard March on bass.
They eventually became Pop Will Eat Itself in 1986, taking the name from a quote in an NME article about Pop 'eating itself' suggesting that popular music continues to recycle ideas. The band honed their songwriting skills with a string of catchy two-minute pop songs released on EPs both as Wild and Wandering and Pop Will Eat Itself. With the help of DJ John Peel, these EPs saw some airplay and enjoyed some popularity among university students. After the band feared they had accomplished all they could with their sound, they found new influences in hip hop acts such as the Beastie Boys, Run DMC and Public Enemy.
Graham soon dropped the drum sticks for a mic and was replaced by a drum machine called "Dr. Nightmare." Their style continued to develop with classics such as "There Is No Love Between Us Anymore' and the anthemic "Def Con One". As a result, PWEI were signed to major label RCA and they achieved top 40 hits with "Can U Dig It?" and "Wise Up! Sucker" off the album This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This! RCA's larger studio budget allowed the band to develop its potential further, and they released 3 successful albums on that label. The first two (...This is This! and Cure for Sanity) were recorded with the aid of legendary producer Flood, known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, U2 and many other popular 90s groups. ...show less
Albums & Singles by Pop Will Eat Itself
Now for a Feast! (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition)
The Looks Or The Lifestyle
This Is The Day, This Is The Hour, This Is This
Box Frenzy (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition)
New Noise Designed By a Sadist
Now For A Feast
The Best Of
Weird's Bar And Grill/Live
The Looks Or The Lifestyle/New Midprice Version
Cure For Sanity
Product - 1986-1994
Wise Up Suckers
Dos Dedos Mis Amigos
16 Different Flavours Of Hell
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