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
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.popwilleatitself.net, http://www.facebook.com/popwilleatitself, http://twitter.com/pweiofficial, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_Will_Eat_Itself

Discography of Pop Will Eat Itself:

# Release title Dwnld Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
101 Now For A Feast! ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1988 Chapter 22
102 Wise Up! Sucker ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1989-04-01 RCA
103 The Poppies Say GRRrrr! ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 5 Audio 1986 Desperate Records
104 Sweet Sweet Pie ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1987 Chapter 22
105 Def.Con.One ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1988 Chapter 22
106 Can U Dig It? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1989 RCA
107 Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1990 RCA
108 X Y & Zee ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1991 RCA
109 92° F / The Incredible PWEI Vs Dirty Harry ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1991-05-23 RCA
110 Karmadrome / Eat Me, Drink Me, Love Me, Kill Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1992 RCA
111 Unspoilt By Progress ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 18 Audio 1991 BMG Video
112 Wise Up! Sucker ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1989 RCA
113 Two Fingers My Friends ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1995
114 Two Fingers My Friends / Dos Dedos Mis Amigos ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 24 Audio 1995-03-06
115 At Weirds Bar And Grill ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 1993 RCA
116 The Looks Or The Lifestyle? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1992-10-27 RCA
117 This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This! ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1989-05-01 RCA
118 X Y & Zee ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1990 RCA
119 Wise Up! Sucker ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1989-04-00 RCA
120 Ich Bin Ein Auslander ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1994
121 I've Always Been A Coward, Baby ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1992 RCA
122 Can U Dig It? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1989 RCA
123 Can U Dig It? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1989 RCA
124 Very Metal Noise Pollution ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1989 RCA
125 There Is No Love Between Us Anymore ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1991 Chapter 22
126 X Y & Zee ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1991 RCA
127 Now For A Feast ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1988 Rough Trade
128 Love Missile F1-11 (Designer Grebo! Megamix) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1987-05-01 Chapter 22
129 R.S.V.P. / Familus Horribilus ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1993
130 X Y & Zee ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1991 RCA
131 The Poppies Say GRRrrr! ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 5 Audio 1986 Desperate Records
132 Can U Dig It? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1989 RCA
133 Dance Of The Mad ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1990
134 Def.Con.One ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1988 Possum
135 Karmadrome / Eat Me, Drink Me, Love Me, Kill Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1992 RCA
136 There Is No Love Between Us Anymore ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1988 Chapter 22
137 Very Metal Noise Pollution ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1989 RCA
138 Very Metal Noise Pollution (Radio Edit) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1989 RCA
139 Cure For Sanity ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 17 Audio 1991-01-21 RCA
140 Now For A Feast! ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1988 Chapter 22
141 Cure For Sanity ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 19 Audio 1991-06-24 RCA
142 Bulletproof! ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1992 RCA
143 R.S.V.P. / Familus Horribilus ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1993-10-04 Infectious Records
144 The Looks Or The Lifestyle? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio 1992 RCA
145 The Looks Or The Lifestyle? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1992-10-21 RCA
146 Box Frenzy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 21 Audio 2003 Sanctuary Records
147 The Looks Or The Lifestyle? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1992
148 X Y & Zee ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1991 RCA
149 The Justin Strauss Remix ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1989 RCA
150 This Is The Day, This Is The Hour, This Is This! ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1989 RCA


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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