Just a game​/​No songs tomorrow


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This 7-inch is part of the Sacred Bones reissue series that has so far covered albums from 13th Chime, Carl Simmons and The Cultural Decay. UV PØP were from North Country UK, Sheffield to be exact. They crafted morose, jagged punk songs about the political climate of their country at the time. This single was originally released in 1982 on the legendary PAX Records in an edition of 1000 individually designed silk-screened covers. It was produced by Cabaret Voltaire and charted on Rough Trade but in America the band remained largely obscure. They have recently reformed and we also look forward to bringing to light their original full-length, No Songs Tomorrow early next year.

7″, Pax, 1981

Well, if you’re going to call on some outside help for your first proper post-punk/electronic single, who better than Cabaret Voltaire? Sheffield saxophonist & multi-instrumentalist John White had been playing and recording demos for a few years, generally accompanying himself on multi-tracked tape. Pax is an odd label to find him on, incidentally – most notable for the Wargasm album of anti-war protest anarcho-punk, UV Pop stick out like a sore thumb amongst the hardcore ramalama stuff, despite the equally political nature of White’s lyrics.

A screenprinted front cover made up of a bunch of elements meant that none of the 1000 copies were quite the same.


released June 1, 1983

7" U.V. PØP
Just A Game / No Songs Tomorrow
1982 - PAX9
A1. Just A Game
A2. No Songs Tomorrow

Recorded at Western Works.
Produced by Cabaret Voltaire and U.V PØP
Lyrics and all instruments John K. White
Cover designed and individually silk
screened by Klive


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UV POP Yorkshire, UK

The sound of U V PØP has always been a sophisticated blend of sadness; with morose North Country sense and a humorous confrontational sensibility.
Back again with new material and a carefully polished back catalogue there is evidence still of the melancholy that gave us all hope for today and tomorrow.

© J-P Shea.2010
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