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Bristol Fashion: Mark Stewart Of The Pop Group's 13 Favourite Albums
Julian Marszalek , March 22nd, 2012 06:44

Julian Marszalek talks to post punk agitator Mark Stewart about 13 favourite albums


Pearls Before Swine – Balaklava

This Tom Rapp guy is quite an interesting character. I don’t know how I found this… but I wouldn’t have been interested in psych folk when I bought this album. I think I got interested in Tom Rapp through Michael McClure and some of the stuff related to City Lights [SF Beat book shop]. There used to be this bookshop in London called Compendium and they had this little tiny record section at the back where I heard him. He’s a poet and I think he’s fantastic.

Has he made an impact on me as an artist? I don’t see myself as an artist but Devendra Banhart who I really love keeps Tom Rapp’s tradition going. Devendra’s really got it in his blood.