Pop.Will.Eat.Itself* ‎– Def.Con One

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Pop Will Eat Itself's partially "Watchmen"-themed release: many of the lyrics are dialogue and lines directly appropriated from the classic mid-1980s graphic novel. The various mixes feature samples from "The Twilight Zone" TV show, "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by The Stooges, and "Funky Town" by Lipps Inc.

"Def Con One" was first issued on Chapter 22 as a single (approx. 3:44) prior to RCA signing the band. It was redone for the "This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This!" LP (aka "Def Con One 1989AD") (approx. 4:00, but the LP incorrectly says 4:39); the original 12" version from the Def.Con One 12" is 4:39. This extended mix wasn't on the concurrent CD single (the band's first single to also be released on CD), and first appeared on CD as "Pop Will Eat Itself At Def Con One" on Castle Music's 2003 UK/US CD "Box Frenzy" reissues (due to it pre-dating RCA); however, it does not feature in Cherry Red's 2011 PWEI Remastered And Expanded Reissues campaign - although "Def Con One (The Doomsday Powermix)" (5:58) does.

Tracklist

Def.Con One (12" Version) 4:40
Inside.You 2:38
She's.Surreal 4:20
Hit.The.Hi.Tech.Groove 5:01

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PWEI 12001 Pop.Will.Eat.Itself* Def.Con One(12", Maxi, Single) Chapter 22 PWEI 12001 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
P.W.E.I. 001 Pop.Will.Eat.Itself* Def.Con One(7", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Chapter 22 P.W.E.I. 001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PWEI 1 Pop.Will.Eat.Itself* Def.Con One(7", Single) Chapter 22 PWEI 1 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
TDS 496 Pop Will Eat Itself Def.Con.One(12") Possum Records TDS 496 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
PWEI L12001 Pop Will Eat Itself Def.Con.One(12", Single) Chapter 22 PWEI L12001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PWEI 12001 Pop Will Eat Itself Def.Con.One(12", Single, TP) Chapter 22 PWEI 12001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PWEI 12001 Pop Will Eat Itself Def.Con.One(12", Single, W/Lbl) Chapter 22 PWEI 12001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 040 Pop Will Eat Itself Def.Con.One(7") Rough Trade RTD 040 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
104943 Pop Will Eat Itself Def.Con.One(7", Single) Possum Records 104943 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
PWEI 001 Pop Will Eat Itself Def.Con.One(7", Single) Chapter 22 PWEI 001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PWEI CD001 Pop Will Eat Itself Def.Con.One(CD, Single) Chapter 22 PWEI CD001 UK 1988 Sell This Version

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June 30, 2019
referencing Def.Con One, 12", Maxi, Single, PWEI 12001
All three b-side tracks are live versions, recorded in Gothenburg in March 1988