Pop Stress- So Good To Be In Love 7”

Here’s an excellent two track 7” from Montreal’s Pop Stress, a generous gift from Megon at Only Death Is Fatal. This single, the only release by Pop Stress, was released in 1981 on Micatube Records. At first glance, the band seems heavily inspired by Magazine’s first two pioneering records. The A-side is a nervous pop song with bouncy organ synths and rock ‘n’ roll rhythms. It’s perfectly enjoyable in its own right, but the real gem here is the flip; a dark, tom-heavy, claustrophobic number that really gets under my skin. The song was allegedly inspired by Janov’s Primal Scream.

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Pop Stress- So Good To Be In Love 7”.
1. So Good To Be In Love
2. Neurotic

*download it here*

It seems like I’m not the only one who prefers the b-side for this one, as a video for “Neurotic” was shot prior to the single’s release and premiered on a Canadian music program, with a short interview with the band’s vocalist at the end. Check it here:

2 Responses to “Pop Stress- So Good To Be In Love 7””

  1. Yep, the B-side is much better… Pop Stress actually did a full CD in 2013. It’s entitled «Full»… but in terms of originality, this CD is far from the cutting edge sound of the 45 rpm…

  2. so good to find news from you… i’ll pay attention to this, thanks again.

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