Can U Dig It?

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"Can U Dig It?"
Single by Pop Will Eat Itself
from the album This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This!
B-side Poison To the Mind
Released 1989
Format 12", 7", CD, Cassette
Recorded 1988
Genre Grebo, hard rock, industrial rock
Length 4:32
Label RCA
Writer(s) Veston Pance
Producer(s) Flood
Pop Will Eat Itself singles chronology
"Def. Con. One"
(1988)
"Can U Dig It?"
(1989)
"Wise Up! Sucker"
(1989)

"Can U Dig It?" is a popular single by British Grebo band Pop Will Eat Itself, released in 1989 from the bands second album This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This! and it peaked at #38 in the UK Charts.[1]

The sample in which a male voice is heard yelling "Can you dig it?" several times and the female voice at the beginning of the track saying "Let's get down to it, boppers..." were vocals taken from the cult classic 1979 US action film The Warriors.

Music video[edit]

An accompanying music video was made for the single. It features Clint Mansell and Graham Crabb singing the song against various changing backgrounds while in other parts the rest of the band members perform the song with stacks of TVs behind them.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pop Will Eat Itself

12"

A Side
No. Title Length
1. "Can U Dig It? (12" Version)"   6:25
2. "Poison To the Mind"   2:45
B side
No. Title Length
1. "Radio P.W.E.I (Acapella)"   1:10
2. "The Fuses Have Been Lit (Instrumental)"   2:07

7"

A Side
No. Title Length
1. "Can U Dig It?"   3:15
B side
No. Title Length
1. "Poison To the Mind"   2:45

CD

No. Title Length
1. "Can U Dig It?"   3:15
2. "Poison To the Mind"   2:45
3. "Radio P.W.E.I (Acapella)"   1:10
4. "Can U Dig It? (Twelve)"   4:25

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Chart 38

Personnel[edit]

Clint Mansell - Vocals
Graham Crabb - Vocals
Adam Mole - Guitar
Richard March - Guitar
"The Buzzard" - Wild Guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PWEI UK Charts". Official charts. 2013-04-12. 
  2. ^ Video on YouTube

External links[edit]