Is there a more-beloved bassist here at Dangerous Minds than the supremely dubby-minded Jah Wobble? As we all everyone minus Richard (who scored one early) awaits yet another remastered incarnation of PIL‘s Metal Box (for its 30th anniversary!), check out this incredibly rare, circa ‘84 interview with Mr. Wobble himself.
This one’s a must for all post-punk junkies! The name of singer/industrial hip-hop pioneer Mark Stewart may not be instantly familiar, but his influence is felt the world over. From his early days with confrontational post-punk pioneers The Pop Group to his myriad collaborations with acts like Trent Reznor, Massive Attack and Primal Scream, Stewart has provided ghostly beats and haunting vocals for over thirty years, and shows no signs of stopping. German filmmaker T?ɬ?ni Schifer, who followed Stewart with a camera for three years, has crafted a detailed, intimate portrait of the artist, supplemented by interviews with Stewart himself, his Pop Group co-horts Dan Catsis, Gareth Sager and John Waddington, Keith Levine (P.I.L.), Janine Rainforth (Maximum Joy), Douglas Hart (The Jesus & Mary Chain), Fritz Catlin (23 Skidoo), Daniel Miller (Mute Records), Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Massive Attack and many others, plus some terrific never-before-seen vintage performance footage.
Well, as post-punk authority Simon Reynolds says, reading an interview with The Pop Group was like “having your brain set on fire.” And If that’s not enough enticement, here’s the trailer for ON/OFF: