The Pop Group was a post-punk band from Bristol, England. An alternative sound with punk roots, bass lines picked up from dub and beyond - beautiful noise. The band originated in 1977, and in 1978 gained the full lineup of Mark Stewart (lyrics, vocals), John Waddington (guitar), Gareth Sager (guitar), Bruce Smith (drums, percussion) and Simon Underwood (bass). Dan Catsis took over bass after the first album.
Their debut album, Y, was produced by reggae musician/producer Dennis Bovell (The Thompson Twins, Alpha Blondy, Madness). Possibly their best-known single, We Are All Prostitutes, was released by Rough Trade in 1979. Hard-edged funky punk noise with a message. The band broke up in 1981.