Box Frenzy

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Box Frenzy
Box frenzy.jpg
Studio album by Pop Will Eat Itself
Released 1 October 1987
Recorded 1987
Studio Fon Studios, Sheffield
Length 44:00
Label Chapter 22 (UK)
Rough Trade (US)
Castle (US)
Producer Robert Gordon
Pop Will Eat Itself chronology
Box Frenzy
Now for a Feast!
(1989)Now for a Feast!1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Box Frenzy is the debut album from UK based Grebo band Pop Will Eat Itself. It was released in 1987 by Chapter 22 Records in the UK and Rough Trade Records in the US, and re-released in 2003 with bonus tracks by Castle Records.

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.[2][not in citation given]

At the end of 1987, NME ranked the album at number 49 in their list of the top 50 "Albums of the Year".[3] Q also included it in their unordered list of the year's 50 best albums.[4] In 2005, The Word included the album in the second part of its list "Hidden Treasure: Great Underrated Albums of Our Time."[5]

Track listing[edit]

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

Bonus Tracks


Let's Get Ugly

  • "Rock The Bells" by L.L. Cool J

There Is No Love Between Us Anymore

Hit the Hi-Tech Groove


Pop Will Eat Itself

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


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


  1. ^ Box Frenzy at AllMusic
  2. ^ " :: Pop Will Eat Itself". 
  3. ^ "1987 Best Albums And Tracks Of The Year – NME". 10 October 2016. 
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