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This Is the Day, This Is the Hour, This Is This

Pop Will Eat Itself Audio CD
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1. Pwei Is A Four Letter Word
2. Preaching To The Perverted
3. Wise Up! Sucker
4. Sixteen Different Flavours Of Hell
5. Inject Me
6. Can U Dig It?
7. Fuses Have Been Lit
8. Poison To The Mind
9. Def.Con.One
10. Radio P.W.E.I.
11. Shortwave Transmission On Up To The Minuteman
12. Satellite Ecstatica
13. Not Now James, We're Busy...
14. Wake Up! Time To Die...
15. Wise Up Sucker (12in Yough Mix)

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If the lyrical snippet I used for the title of this review doesn't arrest your attention then I suggest you leave PWEI well alone and go back to your mass-produced MTV and TRL-endorsed pop outfits; the musical ingenuity and genuine wit found on this album will no doubt go straight over your head.
Back in the late 80s, industrial music had yet to make a name for itself in the mainstream (which wouldn't truly come to pass until Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson watered down the genre for mass consumption). Thanks to the likes of Ministry, Front 242 and Skinny Puppy, however, it was rapidly evolving into a more palatable form of music; a stark contrast with the freeform, atonal abstractions of Throbbing Gristle that dominated the scene a decade earlier. Enter Pop Will Eat Itself: they, along with Meat Beat Manifesto, where the first to inject a severe dose of hip-hop mentality into the genre and give it a new twist. And it is on this album that their style was best realised. "This is the Day..." is a towering slab of noise-funk; an electrifying concoction of sample-heavy industrial strength punk rock hip-hop that is, odd as it may sound, as uncompromising as it is accessible. Employing the same cut-and-paste techniques as the likes of the Bomb Squad (whose production skills sent Public Enemy into the stratosphere a year earlier), the Dust Brothers and the aforementioned Meat Beat Manifesto, PWEI knew exactly what they were doing - creating a dense wall of noise backed with simple, yet effective drum programming (think "Land of R*** and Honey"-era Ministry) and chunky guitar riffs. Very punk-influenced, with a dash of 80s thrash metal thrown in for good measure. Where the band really scores, however, is with the lyrics. They're smart, streetwise, irreverent, daft and unbelievably awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out of left field April 21 2002
By x_bruce
Format:Audio CD
When PWEI unleashed This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This in 1989 they brought a lot of ideas together at a time when music was fairly boring.
Going from a new wave past to this album's mixture of anglo rap and metal meets funk mix complete with sampled beats and loud guitars this was one of the first serious attempts to fuse rap to rock. It was exceptionally well done.
Standout tracks are Wise Up Sucker, Not Now James, We're Busy and Wake Up, Time To Die. PWEI show a political side that is laced with humor. The rapping works in it's own odd way, it's not exactly Public Enemy, but it fits well into the concept of the musical whole.
The beats are strong, the guitars are big and brash, this album rocks AND gets funky. Of course this concept was about a decade too early for the general public. It's a shame how neglected it still is. It has aged well, meaning it doesn't sound like a 13 year old record. Check out PWEI, give it a chance while keeping in mind it's not Linkin Park or Limp Bizkit. PWEI tend to be more arty and closer to a mixture of Manchester rock and hip hop.
This was way beyond most music of it's time and deserves to be heard. Vastly underrated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This CD to Kill The Baddies Aug. 29 2000
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This is the day to resist no longer! This is the hour to sit back and listen. THis is.....Pop Will Eat Itself (PWEI). England's own beastie boys. IF there's a Poppies album to own, it is this one! Every track on here are classics. If your radio station had any balls in the late eighties/early nineties they were playing stuff off this album (and thier follow- up to this "Cure for Sanity". Def Con One, Can U Dig it?, not now james, we're busy... all classics. This from a band who started out has a "punk band" (actually grebo, as their original style was once refered to as) to a band that mixed samples, with white boy rap, and mild sacarsm. Thier first album is for pure fans only! (now for a feast). Their second album, Box Frenzy, show's their maturing musical mayhem. THis is the day..... is the classic that should be in everyone's cd collections. as the nineties rolled on, trent reznor signed them to his label (nothing) and took them out on tour. Its been a while since new material has reached the american shores, but we still have our fond memories...........
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5.0 out of 5 stars I wanted 9999999999 stars Oct. 12 1999
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I grew up on PWEI...They started about 27 days before I was born (January 1 1986) I have been listening to them since I was five. This is the day This is the Hour This is This is my favorite CD next to SLIPKNOT...PWEI's The Fuses Have Been Lit is the ultimate song with the erie background sounds and FX with a really nice keyboard piano...its the age of a plane..I'll go by car...well..This CD ties with Slipknot in my collection.. PWEI Has changed the way you look at techno, rap, rock, pop, alternative, etc. They contain everything anybody likes from the heavy guitars of Ich Bin Ein Auslander to the soft/ yet compelling The Fuses Have Been Lit..Here is how I rate Each song.1. PWEI is a Four Letter Word : 1/5 Could they pick a lamer intro?2. Preaching to the Perverted: 4/5 Its a very nice song.3. Wise Up Suckers : 5/5 Excellent guitars and vocals.4. 16 Differnt Flavours of Hell: ??/5 I really don't know how to say this?5. Inject Me: 5/5 Nice song, great FX and background, lyrics are nice and easy to follow.6. Can U Dig It?: 5/5 Really cool, Lyrics are hard to follow but the song is cool.7. THe Fuses Have Been Lit: 3948394817/5 My favorite song by the Poppies..great FX, sounds, piano, erie music.8. Poison To the Mind: 1/5 I hate this it is annoying9. Radio PWEI: 5/5 VERY COOL..NOT THE BEST BUT CLOSE! LYRICS are easy to follow.10. Satilite something: 3/5 One of the very few "nonsong" I like.11. Satilte Estatica: 5/5 Talk about cool bondage lyrics. Easy to follow and nice sound12. Not now James We're Busy: 5/5 They rap pretty good in this one and they lyrics are nice and easy to follow.13. Glass Jaw Alchol Whore: 4/5 Okay so it isn't the real name but I can't remember that well.14. ??????: 5/5 it is a remix of Wise Up Suckers and it is pretty nice..well i think i forgot one but I am sure you get the point
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5.0 out of 5 stars All purpose nostalgic party album
White boy Brit rap melded with a hard rock/punkish edge(almost Run DMCish with heavier emphasis on the riffage), loaded with pop cult samples,party philosophy, and a must hear... Read more
Published on Dec 30 2002 by Ronald Battista
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites
Remember back in the days when musicians would sample bits of songs and never have to worry about it? Ahh the good old days! Read more
Published on Jan. 4 2002 by Michael Kumpf
5.0 out of 5 stars Frickin' Awesome
By far one of the best CDs I've ever spent my money...Please do yourself a favor and go out and buy this CD...immediately!
Published on Oct. 28 2000 by "_odelay_"
5.0 out of 5 stars PWEI - underrated
This album, "...This is This", and their followup "Cure for Sanity", are great. "Cure" is more polished, with a fuller sound, but either album rocks.
Published on July 2 2000 by Kim M Hainze
5.0 out of 5 stars cn you dig it !
pwei are cool ther funny and they rock do pick this cd up you wont be dissaponted!
Published on April 19 2000 by john d
5.0 out of 5 stars You need this
OK, its a bit dated now. But considering the age of the CD, its also surprisingly fresh. This blew my mind when it first came out -- and it blew the minds of everyone I played it... Read more
Published on Oct. 10 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars So original no one's figured out how to copy it yet
Never heard an album like this before. Can U Dig It? got a little airplay around here, so I took a chance, and after about a zillion listens, I'll call this one a landmark. Read more
Published on Oct. 6 1999 by J. Lawson
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