She Is Beyond Good and Evil

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"She Is Beyond Good and Evil"
The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good and Evil.jpeg
Single by The Pop Group
B-side"3'38"
Released2 March 1979
Format7", 12"
Genre
Length3:23
LabelRadar
Songwriter(s)The Pop Group
Producer(s)Dennis Bovell
The Pop Group singles chronology
"She Is Beyond Good and Evil"
(1979)
"We Are All Prostitutes"
(1979)
Music video
"She Is Beyond Good and Evil"
on youtube.com

"She Is Beyond Good and Evil" is a song by English post-punk band The Pop Group. It was released as a single on March 2, 1979, through Radar Records.[3] This song has been covered by the indie rock musician St. Vincent.[4]

Lyrics[edit]

In discussing the song, Stewart described the lyrics as "being about unconditional love as a revolutionary force -- where idealism and energy mix poetic, existential, and political yearnings with the romantic idea of passing through nihilism and emerging on the other side with something positive, something beyond."[5]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
NME United Kingdom Singles of the Year[6] 1979 19
Sounds United Kingdom The 100 Best Singles of All Time[7] 1986 69
NME United Kingdom The Top 150 Singles of All Time[8] 1987 71
Paul Morley United Kingdom Words and Music, 210 Greatest Pop Singles of All Time[9] 2003 *
Pitchfork Media United States The Pitchfork 500 (1977-1979)[10] 2008 *
The Guardian United Kingdom 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear[11] 2009 *
Q United Kingdom 50 Ultimate British Songs[12] 2011 27
Treble United States The Top 200 Songs of the 1970s[13] 2012 49

(*) designates unordered lists.

Formats and track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Pop Group.

UK 7" single (ADA 29)
  1. "She Is Beyond Good and Evil" – 3:23
  2. "3'38" – 3:38

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander, Phil (1 April 2014). "20 Great Post-Punk Tracks". Mojo. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Citizen Zombie". Allmusic. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "She Is Beyond Good and Evil Single". thepopgroup.net. 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "St. Vincent - She Is Beyond Good and Evil (The Pop Group Cover) - Live @ Fallon [720p] - YouTube". YouTube.
  5. ^ Nickel, Larissa (March 24, 2014). "Paradise Lost: The Portal in California City". KCET. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  6. ^ "NME Singles - 1979". Rockerilla. Retrieved September 11, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Sounds All Time Top 100 Singles". Sounds. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "NME Writers All Time Top 150 Singles 1987". NME. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Greatest Pop Single of All Time". NME. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  10. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott; Schreiber, Ryan, eds. (November 2008). The Pitchfork 500. Simon & Schuster. p. 24. ISBN 978-1-4165-6202-3.
  11. ^ "1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear". The Guardian. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "50 Ultimate British Songs". Q. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  13. ^ "The Top 200 Songs of the 1970s". Treble. Retrieved September 11, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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