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

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December 5, 2011 11:15 AM ET
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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.

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