At the time of writing this is the only substantial work on Mark Stewart and the Maffia on the web. I've spent a lot of time and effort putting it together and have thoroughly enjoyed doing this. Some of the text is just ripped off from other sources (mostly credited below). Obviously all of the graphics are stolen from various places, but many of them have also been scanned and/or manipulated by me.
It would therefore be ridiculous (and against my principles in any case) for me to claim copyright on this text. However I would ask that if you quote from it, or use it as part of your work (particularly if you are an academic or paid journalist) that you give credit, preferably in the form of the url <http://www.uncarved.org/music/maffia/>. I would prefer it if the article was not reproduced on other web sites (what's the point?) but if you want to publish it elsewhere just get in touch and we'll work something out.
Please also get in touch if you have any corrections, comments, or suggestions about the piece.
John Eden - March 2002
email - "hello at uncarved dot org"
The text was updated on 25th August 2002 to include 'Consumed - The Remix Wars'.
It was further updated/corrected in May 2005, when everyone from DJ /Rupture to All Tomorrow's Parties started linking to it.
NOTE: These pages are not intended to be an exhaustive up to date source of Mark/Maffia material...
I am also seriously indebted to Richard Davies for pointing out some errors in the original version of the text - not least the involvement of Roots Radics players in "Cowardice".
Thank you to everyone who emailed to say that I'm wrong about both "Learning to Cope with Cowardice" ('cos it's great) and the "Mark Stewart" LP ('cos it isn't). I haven't changed my mind... yet.
Tackhead - thoroughly recommended official site
- various On-U rarities including live Maffia
- recommended On-U
Interview in New Musical Express 6th July 1985
Interview in Progress Report issue 4
in Robots and Electronic Brains: http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Backstage/
Adrian Sherwood's "Invisible Jukebox" in The Wire issue 161
Detached Incident Sigil by Mark Stewart in Tape Delay Charles Neal (ed.), SAF Publishing, Harrow 1987.
as Anti-Capital: Mark StewartÕs As the Veneer of Democracy Starts
to Fade by Mark K-Punk:
THE POP GROUP
of Discontent by Flint Michigan (excellent review of the "We are
all Prostitutes" retrospective CD) in Datacide:
THE BRISTOL SOUND
Melody Maker Jan 29 1994