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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

03 December 2016


So we’ve kept up with Mark Stewart since Pop Group…with the Maffia & solo projects. Now we’ve had an in-depth view of Gareth Sager. But what of Bruce Smith? I’m not going into as much detail as the truly informative four-part saga from Jonder. I’m just too much a lazy sod, so I’m just lumping this stuff all together. It is, however, a great listen. Tried to accentuate the beats, man. I stuck some great Vivian Stanshall featuring drums via Bruce in the mix as an additional treat.

Here goes…

The Pop Group 1.0 – Mark Stewart, Gareth Sager, Simon Underwood [until he left to join Pigbag then Dan Catsis], John Waddington, & Bruce Smith.

The Slits – (Ari Up lead vocals, keyboards, & percussion, Viv Albertine guitar, vocals, Tessa Pollitt bass, & Bruce drums & percussion – Dennis Bovell 2,3,4,6,7 Dick O’Dell others)

New Age Steppers -

African Head Charge -

PiL -

Rip Rig & Panic -

Float Up CP -

Playgroup –

Vivian Stanshall (kinda 67%)
This record was recorded on 8 track equipment during August Bank Holiday 1983 in All Saints Road London W11.

Plus various one-offs –

Terence Trent D’Arby
The The

Recently Bruce has been pounding the skins for both PiL & The Pop Group again.

PiL 3.0

The Pop Group today: Mark Stewart – vocals; Gareth Sager – guitar, saxophone, & keyboards; Dan Catsis – bass guitar; & Bruce Smith – drums, percussion.

tracklist –

3’38 (She is Beyond Good & Evil 7")
Thief of Fire (Y)
Amnesty International Report (We are All Prostitutes 7")
Where There’s a Will (The Slits/The Pop Group split 7")
Rob a Bank (For How Much Longer do We Tolerate Mass Murder?)
God Problems Communism (live)
Hotter than 1000 Suns (live) (Idealists in Distress from Bristol 2xCD) – The Pop Group 1.0
Earthbeat (Return of the Giant Slits) – The Slits
Animal Space (The New Age Steppers)
My Love (My Love 7")
Painstaker (Threat to Creation) – New Age Steppers
In a Trap (Environmental Studies) – African Head Charge
Open & Revolving (Happy?)
Same Old Story (9) – PiL
Shadows Only There Because of the Sun (God 2xLP)
Go Go Go (This is It) (Go, Go, Go! (This is It) 7")
Take a Don Key to Mystery (I am Cold 2xLP)
Storm the Reality Asylum (extended mix) (Storm the Reality Asylum)
Sunken Love (Attitude) – Rip Rig & Panic
Ghost Train Drive (Kill Me in the Morning) – Float Up CP
Going Overdrawn (Epic Sound Battles-Chapter Two) – Playgroup
Sir Henry at Ndidi’s Kraal pt. 1
Sir Henry at Ndidi’s Kraal pt. 2
Sir Henry at Ndidi’s Kraal pt. 3 – Vivian Stanshall
Seven More Days (Introducing the Hardline...) – Terence Trent D’Arby
Helpline Operator (Dusk) – The The
Crying (Debut) – Björk
Things You’ll Never Know
Circles (Stage [2]) – Sweetback
One Drop (This Is PiL 2xLP)
Spice of Choice (What the World Needs Now…) – PiL now
Box 9 (Citizen Zombie)
Instant Halo
Days like These (Honeymoon on Mars) – Pop Group 2.0


1 comment:

  1. Nicely done! Mr. Smith and the late Style Scott, great drummers both.