One of the most important British bands of the 1970s, are back with arguably their best ever album Citizen Zombie.
The Pop Group formed in Bristol in 1977 out of a sense of disenchantment with the increasing conservatism of punk and released their Dennis Bovell debut album, Y, in 1979. Their second album, For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? arrived in 1980 before the band imploded in the same year.
Mark Stewart has graced the Ramsgate Music Hall stage not once, but twice already with old muckers Adrian Sherwood and the dandy due Skip McDonald and Doug Wimbish (also rhythm section of the famed Sugar Hill Gang), the backing band for his ‘Mark and the Maffia’ outfit the formed after the The Pop Group disbanded.
Are we lucky, that’s one way to describe it. Thrilled and excited is another.
In support we have Mass Lines from Folkestones’s Hot Salvation Records. A perfect accompaniment from a great local label.
Listen to Anthony Fantano’s 9/10 review of this masterpiece. Hey he’s the Internets busiest musical nerd!