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
Members 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
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Discography of Pop Will Eat Itself:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Dos Dedos Mis Amigos 11 Audio 1994-00-00
2 Can U Dig It? 4 Audio 1989-02-09 RCA
3 The Looks Or The Lifestyle? 13 Audio 1992-10-27 RCA
4 Cure For Sanity 18 Audio 1990-08-01 RCA
5 Go Box Frenzy 12 Audio 1987-10-01 Rough Trade
6 Two Fingers My Friends! 11 Audio 1995-00-00 Infectious Records
7 This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! 15 Audio 1989-05-01 RCA
8 16 Different Flavours Of Hell 19 Audio 1993-10-25 RCA
9 Wise Up Suckers 17 Audio 1996 Camden
10 Wise Up! Sucker 4 Audio 1989-04-01 RCA
11 Very Metal Noise Pollution 4 Audio 1989-08-01 RCA
12 Dos Dedos Mis Amigos 11 Audio 1994 Liberation Records
13 Dos Dedos Mis Amigos 11 Audio 1994-09-19 Infectious Records
14 Karmadrome 4 Audio 1992-07-17 RCA
15 Two Fingers My Friends! 23 Audio 1995 Infectious Records
16 Box Frenzy 12 Audio 1987-10-01 Chapter 22
17 PWEI Product 1986-1994 34 Audio 2002 Castle Music
18 Can U Dig It? 2 Audio 1989-02-09
19 Cure For Sanity 17 Audio 1990-08-01 RCA
20 Def.Con.One 4 Audio 1988-07-01 Chapter 22
21 Amalgamation 7 Audio 1994
22 Def.Con.One 4 Audio 1988-07-01 Chapter 22
23 92° F / The Incredible PWEI Vs Dirty Harry 3 Audio 1991-05-23 RCA
24 The Radio 1 Sessions 1986-7 11 Audio 1997 Strange Fruit
25 This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! 14 Audio 1989-05-01 RCA Victor
26 Love Missile F1-11 4 Audio 1987-05-01 Chapter 22
27 This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! 14 Audio 1989-05-01 RCA
28 Box Frenzy 22 Audio 2003 Castle Music
29 92° F / The Incredible PWEI Vs Dirty Harry 4 Audio 1991-05-30 RCA
30 There Is No Love Between Us Anymore 4 Audio 1988-01-01 Chapter 22
31 Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina 5 Audio 1990-06-01 RCA
32 Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina (Replay) 2 Audio 1990-06-01 RCA
33 Dance Of The Mad 4 Audio 1990-09-01 RCA
34 Can U Dig It? 4 Audio 1989-02-09 RCA
35 Now For A Feast 14 Audio 1988-11-01 Rough Trade
36 Karmadrome / Eat Me, Drink Me, Love Me, Kill Me 4 Audio 1992-05-26 RCA
37 Def.Con.One 4 Audio 1988-07-01 Chapter 22
38 X Y & Zee 3 Audio 1991-04-29 RCA
39 Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina 3 Audio 1990-06-01 RCA
40 Amalgamation 7 Audio 1994 Nothing Records
41 Everything's Cool? 4 Audio 1994
42 There Is No Love Between Us Anymore 4 Audio 1988 Old Gold (3)
43 Go Box Frenzy 12 Audio 1987-10-01 Rough Trade
44 This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! 14 Audio 1989-05-01 RCA
45 Dos Dedos Mis Amigos 11 Audio 1994
46 Cure For Sanity 18 Audio 1990-08-01 RCA
47 R.S.V.P. / Familus Horribilus 4 Audio 1993-10-04 Infectious Records
48 Go Box Frenzy 12 Audio 1987-10-01 Chapter 22
49 Cure For Sanity 17 Audio 1990
50 Go Box Frenzy 12 Audio 1987-10-01 Chapter 22


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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