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    Default The Pop Group is Reuniting.

    British experimental post-punk band The Pop Group—inactive for roughly 30 years—is reuniting, frontman Mark Stewart tells The A.V. Club. The band, last heard on 1980's For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?, plans to release a new album called (The Alternate) and play some live dates. There's no word yet on which members are part of the reunion or where and when any live dates will happen, though the album is tentatively scheduled for September.
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    Default Re: The Pop Group is Reuniting.

    whoa

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    Hate to be that guy but.............who?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    Hate to be that guy but.............who?
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    Hate to be that guy but.........Google. Or Wikipedia. Or, say, the first post in this thread.
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    Default Re: The Pop Group is Reuniting.

    Touché
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    Default Re: The Pop Group is Reuniting.

    This is good news.

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    So apparently, everyone is assuming this has something to do with ATP.
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    I would not be unhappy with that. Not the least bit.
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    Yeah, that seems fairly likely to me. I think I'd see them, but I dunno. I'm not sure they could still channel that energy they had on the first album.
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    Default Re: The Pop Group is Reuniting.

    Yeah, it's tough to be so angry 30 years later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Yeah, that seems fairly likely to me. I think I'd see them, but I dunno. I'm not sure they could still channel that energy they had on the first album.
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    Yeah, it's tough to be so angry 30 years later.
    You disappoint me, both of you. It's this sort of judgment that makes these reunions scarcer than they should be.

    Also, if any of you are curious as to what the band sounds like, check the MLBMOTW thread/blog and grab it from there.
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    I have faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    Hate to be that guy but.........Google. Or Wikipedia. Or, say, the first post in this thread.
    I don't think they were asking because they wanted a snarky response.

    They were going more for "oh they were this band from .... that sound kind of like ... that if you're into .... then you might like." That's the kind of response I would have given, at least.
    9/17 - Buzzcocks - Fonda (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    I don't think they were asking because they wanted a snarky response.
    Yeah. You are right. They are asking because they were being lazy. I guess that distinction is worth pointing out.

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    Oh come on. If you asked who a band was, wouldn't you want someone familiar with them to be like "Yeah, most people don't know who they were. They have this one really great album called ___ that you should really check out."

    Or some kind of more civil response like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Perhaps if the first post didnt have an album mentioned and no examples of songs.
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    No one starts a sentence with "Hate to be that guy but..." without knowing that what they're doing is at least a little unreasonable.
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    And while I would agree that my post was a little unreasonable I would argue that it was not uncivil; me copying WTLF's form and as such opening myself to a similar rebuke is, in my mind, a signal of playfulness, not malice.

    And, beyond all this bullshytt, my point was entirely valid. There're any number of resources out there to answer such questions including, as Brandon mentioned, the original post with its good examples of what they sound like.

    If this were chat I can understand asking before googling but a message board is not chat and, with the response over an hour after the original post it wasn't even approximating chat.
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    The only thing uncivilized in this thread is Whythelongface's signature.
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    Default Re: The Pop Group is Reuniting.

    To be perfectly honest, I've never loved the Pop Group. Y is a good album, but I don't think it's great, and I think there were bands that had a similar sound but with better execution. As a result, I don't know that they'd be able to bring the requisite energy, anger and force that would really make me interested in seeing them.

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    That is a better answer.
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    I will agree with you that everything other than Y is a bit... lackluster.
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    Yeah, that's what makes me question a reunion. I like Y, don't love it, and I don't care for anything else they've done. It seems like they had lost the spark before they split, but who knows. Maybe they can regain it. It's a good time for righteous anger.
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    I think it will be good.. kinda like a Gang Of 4 reunion!

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    Don't Look back tour of Y and the new album would be quite adequate. Mark Stewart is apparently weird as fuck, I'm sure it will be great. Thief of Fire live alone will make it worthwhile.
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    I'd kill to see Y live. But really... Do you like Excepter much? I've always kind of considered them a follow up.

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    I love Presidence, but I haven't heard anything else.
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    You should check out Debt Dept...

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    Cool, I'll check it out on my flight tomorrow.
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