Pop Group, The / Citizen Zombie
Album:Citizen Zombie Collection:General
Artist:Pop Group, The Added:Mar 2015
Label:Freaks R Us 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-05-02 Pull Date:2015-07-03 
Week Ending:Jun 7May 17May 10

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 18, 2015:In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand: Best of 2015 [FQ1511-2]
Mad Truth
4.May 13, 2015:Brownian Motion
The Immaculate Deception
2.Jun 02, 2015:In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [SPQ07]
Box 9
5.May 07, 2015:The Sunset Life
Age Of Miracles
3.May 14, 2015:A Visit From Drum
Age Of Miracles
6.May 07, 2015:meow
Mad Truth

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2015-05-07 
Citizen Zombie, the first release from Bristol’s The Pop Group in over 35 years, is an effortless, daring, and inspiring group of songs built around a sound layered with first generation post-punk, ambient-dub, funk rhythms, agitpop sloganeering, and, existentialist declarations played at the speed of paranoia and urgency. For being dormant for so long, The Pop Group sounds like they have never lost their intensity and most especially, their integrity.

RIYL: Gang of Four, Pere Ubu, The Slits, Urban Verbs, and, Delta 5.

Recommended Tracks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 10

1. (3:52) Citizen Zombie – Dense intro track. Slow, murky and with a repetitive chorus.
2. (3:48) **Mad Truth – Dancy number with tints of 21st century pop production. Great song!
3. (3:26) *Nowhere Girl – Dub meets industrial. Interestingly strange.
4. (2:45) **Shadow Child – Classic Pop Group sound – rhythm and noise over words with past and present references. Solid.
5. (4:25) *The Immaculate Deception – Music alchemy. Exciting exercise of harsh guitars and distorted vocal effects.
6. (3:56) s.o.p.h.i.a. – Upbeat attempt at pop music. Effective.
7. (3:38) *Box 9 – late 1970’s production approach gives this energetic piece a post-punk attitude. Think Public Image Limited.
8. (3:12) Nations – FCC (shit, fucking). Drum machine beat, catchy guitar riffs, and a long non-stop spoken word narration marinated in urgency.
9. (3:45) St. Outrageous – Another classic Pop Group sound piece. Lots of bouncy guitar parts, sound effects, choppy mobility and auditory chaos.
10. (4:11) **Age Of Miracles – Rhythmic exercise drenched in dub and 21st century pop production. Catchy as hell.
11. (3:01) Echelon – Slow apocalyptical track with whispery vocals.

Track Listing
1.Citizen Zombie 6.S.O.P.H.I.A.
2.Mad Truth 7.Box 9
3.Nowhere Girl 8.Nations
4.Shadow Child 9.St. Outrageous
5.The Immaculate Deception 10.Age Of Miracles