15.06.2008

The Pop Group - We are all prostitutes


The reason for this post is quite simple: Mark Stewart and the Maffia are playing at Maria tomorrow. Its their only german gig.
Mark Stewart has been the mastermind of the Pop Group - the very influential Bristol Post-Punk-Funk-Band.
"We are all prostitutes" was released in 1980. Its powerfull slogan and the incredible flattering voice of Mark has become the trademark of The Pop Group (actually they already split up in 1981). People like Dj Hell, Carl Craig, Nick Cave or Massive Attack consider this track a piece of music history - and its even more.....Mark and his members of The Pop Group have been very influential for the whole Bristol Sound....Maximum Joy, Rip Rig & Panic, New Age Steppers, The Maffia, Adrian Sherwood....later projects and collaborators of the Pop Group and Mark set it up for bands like Portishead, Tricky, Massive Attack. Tomorrow, Mark Stewart is performing with the Maffia and its original members. The Maffia has been the backing band of The Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. Also on the lineup: Angie Reed and a bit of Shir Khan....I think i might be playing a bit of The Bug, Roots Manuva, Liquid Liquid, ESG, Public Enemy and maybe some techno.
EDIT is Mark Stewarts new solo-album....after 12 Years...I think its great! Go, get it and kiss the future!
BTW - on tuesday I have Mark Stewart in my radioshow on FRITZ (www.fritz.de) with an exclusive dj-set. This guy is playing with a minidisc-player and prepared minidiscs.
>>>THE POP GROUP - We are all prostitutes.mp3
And last but not least, see Crookers playing their club-version of "We are all prostitutes" that came out on my label Exploited last year......that remix got so fucking big!:

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