Can U Dig It?

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"Can U Dig It?"
Can u dig it? pwei.jpg
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"
Released1989
Format12", 7", CD, Cassette
Length4:32
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Clinton Mansell
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 band Pop Will Eat Itself, released in 1989 from the band's second album This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This! and it peaked at #38 in the UK Charts.[1]

The lyrics include a litany of references to movies, comics, music, and television. 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 taken from the cult classic 1979 U.S. 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 (many of which reference the song lyrics,) 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.TitleLength
1."Can U Dig It? (12" Version)"6:25
2."Poison To the Mind"2:45
B side
No.TitleLength
1."Radio P.W.E.I (Acapella)"1:10
2."The Fuses Have Been Lit (Instrumental)"2:07

7"

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

CD

No.TitleLength
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 (1989) 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]