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Interview: Mark Stewart

By Andrew Perry, Contributor

Mark Stewart was the most caustic provocateur to emerge in the aftermath of British punk rock. In his native Bristol, still in his teens, he corralled the Pop Group, a volatile collective, whose jagged fusion of punk, reggae and funk outflanked punk's first wave for sheer sonic extremity, and pretty much defined what would later be termed "post-punk." Given that the band played many of their key gigs at late-'70s anti-racism/anti-nuclear marches, their music was astonishingly… more »