NEM#172: Mark Stewart (The Pop Group): Mad Processing w/ Haikus

Mark led the Pop Group through two albums in the late 70s two later reunion album and has released nine solo albums of trippy, experimental dance music. We discuss "Rage of Angels" (feat. Front 242) from VS (2022), "Age of Miracles" by The Pop Group from Citizen Zombie (2015), and "Liberty City" by Mark Stewart & the Maffia from Learning to Cope with Cowardice (1983). End song: "Cast No Shadow (Leather Strip Mix)" by Mark Stewart, Stephen Mallinder, and Eric Random from VS (2022). Intro: "She Is Beyond Good and Evil" by The Pop Group from Y (1979). More at markstewartmusic.com.

Watch the videos for "Rage of Angels" and "Cast No Shadow." Another collaboration on that album is with Lee "Scratch" Perry. Watch a live gig with The Maffia from 1985.

"She Is Beyond Good and Evil" had a video too. One of their other big songs is "We Are All Prostitutes." Here's The Pop Group live in 1980 and 2016.

Photo by Chiara Meattelli and Dominic Lee. Interview editing by Tyler Hislop of Pixel Box Media.

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