Monday, September 22, 2008

Bookmarks: Some stuff to read on the internet

A well-deserved (but oddly unsigned) piece questioning why Mark Stewart is without honour in his own land has just arrived on the Guardian music blog:

True, Bristolian music-makers haven't forgotten their debts to their progenitor - Massive Attack included him in June's Meltdown festival, while Tricky has said "Mark Stewart: he is my chaos". But beyond that, mention Stewart - and On-U Sound and Adrian Sherwood, his collaborators since 1981 - and you'll likely receive the same bemused stare from your indie record retailer as I did. It's been five years since the hamstrung On-U Sound got a release out, or even one from its outstanding back catalogue, much to Sherwood's frustration. While Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel's White Lines remains a dancefloor staple, the trio that formed Sugarhill Records' house band is still Stewart's Maffia.

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