Free Download: Mark Stewart's Apocalyptic 'Nothing Is Sacred'

Get his politically inspired new track here

December 5, 2011 11:15 AM ET
mark stewart mp3
Mark Stewart

Click to listen to Mark Stewart's 'Nothing Is Sacred'

Spurred to action by the ongoing news about excessive greed and corruption, Mark Stewart teamed with Crass vocalist Eve Libertine and Slope and Dan Catsis from the Pop Group to produce this indictment of corporate greed, "Nothing is Sacred." The angry funk of this political track evolved from Stewart's studio sessions for his forthcoming album. Stewart, co-founder of the Pop Group, explained his inspiration to write such an intense track: "Allen Ginsberg once accused me of exaggerating the apocalypse. In this age of anxiety and in these days of rage, nothing – I repeat, nothing – is sacred," he says.

Mark Stewart's single "Nothing is Sacred" is available for free here.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

More Song Stories entries »