The name of PWEI
was stolen from an article in the NME
written by David Quantick
about a band named Jamie Wednesday
. The phrase was used to discuss how pop
music utilizes only the most successful
as its foundation
s, so eventually pop music becomes built on no musical tradition more far-reaching than a base
of that pop music which preceeded it, of the best-sellers
of all time.
Often misinterpreted by smart young folk, however, to refer to sampling.