Pop (Tones on Tail album)

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A black background with a small square photo in the middle of a naked young girl standing on a log in a forest with the words "TONES ON TAIL" and "POP" above and below her, respectively, in white capital letters
Studio album by Tones on Tail
Released 6 April 1984
Recorded Beck, Wellingborough, England; Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales; R. G. Jones, Wimbledon, England
Genre Post-punk, gothic rock
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer Tones on Tail
Tones on Tail chronology
Burning Skies
Tones on Tail

Pop is the only studio album by English post-punk band Tones on Tail, a side project of Bauhaus members Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins (who later went on to form Love and Rockets with David J), and "Bauhaus roadie" Glenn Campling. It was released on 6 April 1984, through record label Beggars Banquet.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tones on Tail (Ash, Glenn Campling and Kevin Haskins).

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Lions" 3:57
2. "War" 3:18
3. "Happiness" 3:08
4. "The Never Never (Is Forever)" 3:21
5. "Performance" 4:12
Side B
No. Title Length
6. "Slender Fungus" 3:35
7. "Movement of Fear" 3:51
8. "Real Life" 5:06
9. "Rain" 8:27

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Trouser Press opined, "while Pop [...] reveals some draggy recidivist Bauhaus tendencies, it also has real songs of modern music that show taste, delicacy and moderate imagination."[2] AllMusic called it "an impressive, wide-ranging effort collaging a range of influences into an inspired, often unpredictable experience."[1]


Tones on Tail
Additional personnel
  • Juan Pedro Diego Ignatius Barraclough y Valls – rhythm guitar on "War"
  • Caroline Lavelle – cello on "Performance"
  • Ted Sharp – engineering on tracks A3 and B1–B4
  • Derek Tompkins – engineering on tracks A3 and B1–B4
  • Louis Austin – engineering on track A5
  • Mr. Atlas – album cover photography


  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Pop – Tones on Tail : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Robbins, Ira; Fasolino, Greg. "trouserpress.com :: Tones on Tail". trouserpress.com. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 

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