Mark Stewart & The Maffia Live in Lausanne, Switzerland 1986 Performing We Are All Prostitutes Featuring Doug Wimbish & Steve Beresford!
The Pop Group’s current bassist Dan Catsis & erstwhile guitarist John Waddington were members of Maximum Joy and a collection of the group’s singles, produced between 1981 & 1982, has been collated by Blackest Ever Black / Idle Hands co-venture Silent Street. Recently hailed by Pitchfork as the ‘Best New Reissue’. Here’s some choice praise
Gareth’s Official Bandcamp page is now online. Featuring new & old solo material on Creeping Bent, Bristol Archive Records & Freaks R Us. More Info
‘I just developed my own individual voice. It’s no better than anybody else. It’s just me and you can hear when I’m playing it. The conceptual stuff I got from John Cage was enormous. That really was the thing that allowed me to ask something like, “What’s wrong with hitting the guitar with a bottle?”
Official Pop Group transmissions, rare footage & Mark Stewart interviewed (in French!) (via thepopgroup.net)
Punk, technology, the situationists & future possibilities. Read all HERE. Photo by Tyrone Lebon