This release collects singles and scarce tracks from the Mark Stewart-fronted
punk-funk unit, titled after its defining Rough Trade single. At ten
tracks and around 36 minutes running time, this certainly leaves you
wanting more of the band's agitated post-punk sound, which was the seed
of Mark Stewart & the Maffia and Rip Rig & Panic.
"We Are All Prostitutes" is one of the vital non-expendable singles
from the early-'80s era of neo-dub, punk, and funk as propagated by the Slits, A Certain Ratio, and African Head Charge.
The Pop Group remain one of the most looked and underrated and
politically charged bands of the era. This is an utterly inspired
release, and fans of Public Image Ltd., the Ex, Gang of Four, and Crass should give close attention to the innovations of the Pop Group. (AMG)