Pop Will Eat Itself

Box Frenzy

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A hint (some might say warning) of what was to come on its follow-up record, the sample-heavy Box Frenzy is a fury of hip-hop, rock, and dance. Pop Will Eat Itself had yet to fully develop their wildy eclectic sound and satirization of politics, so there's a few odd numbers here. Among those is "Inside You," an innocent pop song that borders on cheesy new wave. Box Frenzy's imaginative sampling is culled from unlikely places and the band openly admits to lifting sounds from television and other artists. They even describe how they sample in the comical "Hit the Hi-Tech Groove." Much of this wouldn't have gone over too well in the late '90s. Considering this was released in 1987, it's rather impressive.

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