Box Frenzy

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Box Frenzy
Box frenzy.jpg
Studio album by Pop Will Eat Itself
Released26 October 1987
RecordedJune–July 1987
StudioFon Studios, Sheffield
Length44:00
Label
ProducerRobert Gordon
Pop Will Eat Itself chronology
Box Frenzy
(1987)
Now for a Feast!
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Box Frenzy is the debut studio album by English rock band Pop Will Eat Itself. It was released on 26 October 1987 in the United Kingdom by Chapter 22 Records and in the United States by Rough Trade Records.

At the end of 1987, the NME ranked the album at number 49 in their list of the top 50 "Albums of the Year".[2] Q also included it in their unordered list of the year's 50 best albums.[3] In 2005, The Word included the album in the second part of its list "Hidden Treasure: Great Underrated Albums of Our Time."[4]

Content[edit]

The track "There Is No Love Between Us Anymore" samples the songs "When I Fall In Love" by Nat King Cole, and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by The Righteous Brothers. Their better-known track "Hit the Hi-Tech Groove" not only samples the techno-disco song "Respectable" by Mel & Kim, as well as the Whistle song "Just Buggin'", but defiantly boasts that the band steals (though they actually sample) as many varieties of sounds that they can get to make their music, ranging from other people's songs to television soundbites.[5][not in citation given]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Grebo Guru"Graham Crabb3:56
2."Beaver Patrol"Tim Archibald3:08
3."Let's Get Ugly"Clint Mansell, Richard March, Adam Mole4:00
4."U.B.L.U.D."Vestan Pance3:49
5."Inside You"Mansell2:37
6."Evelyn"Pance3:16
7."There Is No Love Between Us Anymore"Crabb3:55
8."She's Surreal"Pance4:09
9."Intergalactic Love Mission"Pance3:53
10."Love Missile F1-11"Martin Degville, Anthony Edward James, Neal Whitmore4:10
11."Hit the Hi-Tech Groove"Pance5:10
12."Razorblade Kisses"Pance1:50

Bonus Tracks

Samples[edit]

Let's Get Ugly

  • "Rock The Bells" by L.L. Cool J

There Is No Love Between Us Anymore

Hit the Hi-Tech Groove

Personnel[edit]

Pop Will Eat Itself

  • Clint Mansell – vocals
  • Graham Crabb – vocals
  • Adam Mole – guitar
  • Richard March – guitar
  • Dr. Nightmare – dance machine, sampling

with:

  • Ruth Joy - backing vocals on "Beaver Patrol" and "U.B.L.U.B."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Box Frenzy at AllMusic
  2. ^ "1987 Best Albums And Tracks Of The Year – NME". 10 October 2016.
  3. ^ rocklistmusic.co.uk/qlists.html
  4. ^ rocklistmusic.co.uk/steveparker/theword.htm
  5. ^ "TrouserPress.com :: Pop Will Eat Itself".

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