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Cure For Sanity


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Taking their name from an NME feature on the group Jamie Wednesday (later known as Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine), the archetypal grebo band Pop Will Eat Itself formed in Stourbridge, England in 1986. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Clint Mansell, keyboardist Adam Mole, drummer Graham Crabb, and bassist Richard March, PWEI began their existence as a Buzzcocks-influenced indie guitar band, ... Read more in Amazon's Pop Will Eat Itself Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000VVJZ22
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 348,043 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Catalogue number PD 75023 on the RCA label with the following 19 tracks: 1> The Incredible P.W.E.I. Vs The Moral Majority [1:33], 2> Dance Of The Mad Bastards [5:30], 3> 88 Seconds... & Still Counting [3:53], 4> X Y & Zee (Electric Sunshine Style) [4:09], 5> City Zen Radio 1990/2000 FM [0:49], 6> Dr. Nightmare's Medication Time [3:10], 7> Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina (Edited Highlights) [7:42], 8> 1000x No! [2:37], 9> Psychosexual [2:10], 10> Axe Of Men [4:20], 11> Another Man's Rhubarb [4:11], 12> Medicine Man Speak With Forked Tongue [0:31], 13> Nightmare At 20,000 FT [4:12], 14> Very Metal Noise Pollution [1:26], 15> 92°F (Boilerhouse 'The Birth' Mix) [4:09], 16> Lived In Splendour: Died In Chaos [5:05], 17> The Beat That Refused To Die [1:39], 18> X Y And Zee [4:35], 19> 92°F (The 3rd Degree) [5:37].

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By roy ward on 9 July 2002
PWEI's Cure for Sanity was a strange animal. It split the fans as the Poppies went headlong after the hip-hop flavours that had been part of their sound since Box Frenzy (1987). Many moaned that they were just pop culture whores jumping someone else's train. The critics tended to agree, the press as a whole became indifferent.
YES - they were pop tarts and if that rankled some then they were missing the point. "Dance of the Mad B45t4rd5" was one of those rare classics that made you drive too fast. "Nightmare at 20,000ft" has a fantastic electronic bassline that still sounds fantastic now. "1000x No!" , "92degreesF" and even the much maligned "XYandZee" still sound superb in the twenty-first century (where the Poppies were all along). If you were one of the boo-boys, then shame on you - you're the loser.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karl Chambers on 21 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
PWEI's last great album finally got the reissue treatment it deserved. A proper remaster, tidying up the sound from the original release. As side 2 was still being recorded whilst side 1 was being mastered, it's fair to say that the original mastering wasn't great and that it was a bit quiet. This has been fixed, happily.

Now, if you are buying a PWEI remaster in 2011, I figure that you've heard the original album..if not.. it contains chart bothering cheesy hit X Y & Zee, classic track Dance Of The Mad, 92F, Italo-house football classic Touched by the hand of Cicciolina amongst many other definitive PWEI tunes and is one of the most cohesive, wildly diverse records I know. Sadly, that bit will only make sense if you own the record already. Anyway, when you are looking at buying albums you already own, you look for added value from the original release. What have we got here?

1. Heaps of extra tracks; remixes of the singles and more excitingly for me, unreleased tracks from the archives. Good news here is that some of these should have been released; 2 different versions of 'Dance of the mad and bad' are excellent; filled with different samples and odd snatches of lyric. Rock of Ages is a hyped up, amped up City Zen Radio 1990/2000 Fm. It benefits from having some massive drum samples and not being recorded in a train station. Good if dated remixes all over both discs and I'm thrilled with the inclusion of another one of the Poppies crappy covers - Rockahula Baby, by Elvis, gets fed through the PWEI blender and spat out as a disrespectful mess. For many, this would be a bad thing. For me, it works very well, albeit this wouldn't be the first PWEI track I'd play someone.

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By Matty on 4 Dec. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Excellent Remaster of an excellent album, Really well done, Extra layers I've not heard before jump out on every track. Worth it just for the sleeve notes, but you get a whole extra cd as well, chock full of extra tracks and mixes.
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