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Chance Meeting
Friday April 28th, 2023 with Heavy Ben
Mark Stewart (The Pop Group, The Maffia, New Age Steppers)

Chance meeting on a crazy dream of struggle and oppression R.I.P. Mark Stewart 1960-2023 We are all prostitutes Everyone has their price And you too will learn to live the lie Aggression Competition Ambition Consumer fascism Capitalism is the most barbaric of all religions Department stores are our new cathedrals Our cars are martyrs to the cause We are all prostitutes Our children shall rise up against us Because we are the ones to blame We are the ones to blame They will give us a new name We shall be Hypocrites hypocrites hypocrites (to embiggen the show icon, right-click and choose "Open image in new tab")
Mark Stewart And The Maffia - Jerusalem 12" - On-U Sound - 1982
Forces Of Oppression
The Pop Group - For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? - Y Records, Rough Trade - 1980
Where There's A Will There's A Way
The Pop Group - In The Beginning There Was Rhythm / Where There's A Will... (split single w/ The Slits) - Y Records, Rough Trade - 1980
Liberty City
Mark Stewart And The Maffia - Learning To Cope With Cowardice - On-U Sound - 1983
Envy Of Politics
The New Banalists Orchestra ft Mark Stewart - Mammon - (self-released) - 2011
Shadow Child
The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie - Freaks R Us - 2015
Crazy Dreams And High Ideals
New Age Steppers feat. Mark Stewart - The New Age Steppers - On-U Sound - 1981
Mark Stewart - As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade - Mute - 1985
Thief Of Fire
Loop [orig. The Pop Group] - Collision 12" - Chapter 22 - 1988
Struggle (Adrian Sherwood / Mark Stewart Mutant Disco Vocal Mix)
Radio 4 (Adrian Sherwood / Mark Stewart Mutant Disco Vocal Mix) - Eyes Wide Open single - City Slang - 2003
She Is Beyond Good And Evil
St. Vincent [orig. The Pop Group] - (recorded live in France, not on album) - (not on label) - 2011
One Out Of Many
The Pop Group feat. The Last Poets - For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? - Y Records, Rough Trade - 1980
The Pop Group - 7" - Radar - 1979
The Puppet Master
Mark Stewart - Edit - Crippled Dick Hot Wax! - 2008
We Are Time
The Pop Group - Y - Radar - 1979
We Are All Prostitutes
The Pop Group - (single) - Rough Trade - 1979
Interactive CKCU
Dave Aardvark (host)
Thanks for doing this Ben. One of my all-time favourites. Sad that he has left us.

3:04 PM, April 28th, 2023
Tim Hortons is our Church! Parking lots full on Sundays @ 11! Donut, wafer, coffee wine. Not judgin' just noticed years ago & laughed! Tim Lives!! 32 Disciples! Shoot da Puck! Go leafs!!!

3:10 PM, April 28th, 2023
Napalm Dan
Been meaning to dive into The Pop Group for a while now. I think I sampled Citizen Zombie when it came out, but didn't really get around to further listening. Sad to hear of Mark Stewart's death. Thanks for putting together the mix! Some very cool tunes here. Good reference for future listening.

3:21 PM, April 28th, 2023
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks for tuning in. I was too busy serving my capitalist overlords to listen to my own show.

5:18 PM, April 28th, 2023
Thanks Ben for this special on Mark Stewart 👍. I hadn't heard some of those covers before.

8:37 PM, April 29th, 2023