Mark Stewart & Maffia - Learning To Cope With Cowardice 2LP NEW
Mark Stewart & Maffia - Learning To Cope With Cowardice
Mute U.S. Records
Learning To Cope With Cowardice - the groundbreaking 1983 debut solo album by visionary post-punk iconoclast and founder of The Pop Group, Mark Stewart - is given a definitive colored double vinyl reissue alongside The Lost Tapes, a newly discovered cache of unreleased material. Learning To Cope With Cowardice is a vital chapter in the legacy of Mark Stewart & The Maffia, a project that would prove to be a revolutionary benchmark for many, from the innovators of the "Bristol Sound" (The Wild Bunch, Smith & Mighty, Tricky, Massive Attack) through to the likes of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. Collected together, this set realizes an expansive restoration of one of Stewart's most audacious statements. As it was in the early 1980s, so it is now, Learning To Cope With Cowardice is a masterwork of mutant design and a rude awakening of extraordinary bite.