One of the greatest rock groups ever, The Pop Group, is going to release their first album in 35 years. As promotion they’ve revealed the title track, “Citizen Zombie” which you can listen to here. The Pop Group is one of my favorite bands ever, but the new track isn’t all that impressive; it’s okay and certainly better than a lot of songs being released nowadays (it’s like a lesser version of the lead singer’s, Mark Stewart’s, collaboration with Primal Scream,) however it seems too calculated and the musical ideas aren’t all that interesting. I’m still eager to listen to the rest of the album when it’s released; according to Rolling Stone it’s going to be produced by the same guy that’s produced Coldplay and Adele, which is an interesting choice, I guess. I doubt the album’s going to be all that good (hopefully I’ll be proven wrong,) but at least more people might be turned on to The Pop Group’s previous albums.
In the meantime, here’s one of their more well-known songs, “We are Time” which is easily one of the greatest rock songs ever: