Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Pop Will Eat Itself ‎– This Is The Day... This Is The Hour... This Is This! As Requested By Blureu



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After the band's enthusiastic if somewhat stumbling transformation into a sort-of English Beastie Boys on Box Frenzy, Pop Will Eat Itself transformed itself into a much superior beast on the brilliant, underrated This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This! The secret ingredient was Flood, who brought his considerable production skills to the fore and helped shape an album that was its own sprawling but self-contained universe. While calling the bandmembers skilled MCs in a conventional sense would be pretty silly, their own particular mesh and mix of U.S. and, importantly, U.K. pop culture in with the metal riffs, disco backing, monster drum stomps, and more are their own reward. The band's sound has never been thicker and more detailed, and while the sampling and arranging are always clearly a product of their late-'80s times, like the Beasties did that year with Paul's Boutique, PWEI comes up with its own sharp synthesis. The brilliant, shuddering singles alone are worth the price of entry -- "Def. Con. One," a ridiculously goony but very catchy portrayal of Armageddon Judge Dredd style, the propulsive "Can U Dig It?" and its cataloging of everything the band loves from DJ Spinderella to Dirty Harry, and particularly the wonderful "Wise Up! Sucker," as perfect a frustrated love/hate song of the era as anything else, with a sharp, mocking backing vocal from the Wonder Stuff's Miles Hunt. Then there's the wickedly bizarre "Not Now James, We're Busy...," a sort of anti-tribute to the Godfather of Soul and his legal troubles of the time. But beyond those deserved highlights, there are all sorts of intriguing surprises throughout the album, including a fair dollop of moody goth/post-punk touches that inadvertently predicts where Massive Attack partially ended up. The murky beginning and breaks of "Inject Me" and the collapsing inward drones and feedback of "Wake Up! Time to Die..." certainly give the lie to the idea that PWEI was only ever a one-dimensional cartoon.

17 comments:

blureu said...

Thanks!

acidted said...

great album

Martin L. Gore said...

soooo good and extremely underrated! Thank you for this great share! Do you also have their first album? http://www.discogs.com/Pop-Will-Eat-Itself-Box-Frenzy/master/3798

Aid00 said...

Hello Martin L. Gore Here's Box Frenzy

http://www8.zippyshare.com/v/LgkZMMMK/file.html

blureu said...

Any chance that you have the Cure for Sanity reissue too?

Anonymous said...

please upload this one.. thanks in advance.. http://www.discogs.com/Pop-Will-Eat-Itself-Box-Frenzy/release/3017177

Aid00 said...

Hello Anonymous Here's Box Frenzy Remastered

http://www59.zippyshare.com/v/aWGJYm8u/file.html

Anonymous said...

Hi Aid00 thank you so much by the 'Box Frenzy Remastered' but unfortunatelly the download did not come with the mix that i'd expected for 'Def Con One (Doomsday Power Mix)'. I search this mix in an decent digital format for a long time and only find poorly converted from vinyl. So if this mix come in this box, make a upload for me please. Kindest regards. ;D

Aid00 said...

Hello D Here's Box Frenzy (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition
With Def Con One (Doomsday Power Mix)

http://www57.zippyshare.com/v/RHkk6QTz/file.html

Anonymous said...

Brilliant !! Fantastic !! ;D

Anonymous said...

These expanded reissues of PWEI are great! Do you happen to have the "This Is The Day..." expanded reissue?

Aid00 said...

Hello Anonymous Here's This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! Expanded http://www79.zippyshare.com/v/rjmylvVw/file.html

Anonymous said...

Thanks! :)

Dragonhead said...

Hi

Just come across these posts - don't suppose you have a link for 'Now For a Feast' expanded edition to complete the set?

Many thanks for these in any event

Kev

Aid00 said...

Hello Dragonhead Here's Now For A Feast Expanded Edition

http://www21.zippyshare.com/v/z8Jlx4sE/file.html

Dragonhead said...

Thank you sooo much

Poppies say Grrr!

biopunk said...

Thanks for all the Poppies Aid00!

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