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Listen: Stewart Home spoken word recordings

November 2013

From Stewart Home's Epiphany in The Wire 357: "Arriving at the party I ran into a contingent from Class War. I loved the fact that there was a red flag flying in the garden but even better was the music. Mark had been on a vinyl buying trip to the US, and alongside the classic soul he had shipped back from warehouses, he’d also acquired some contemporary dance sounds, specifically house music from Chicago. I’d never heard it before but the noise blew me away."

Writer and artist Home has been an active member of the London scene since the late 1970s. Starting out running a short lived punk zine, Home then turned his hand to experimental writing, art, film and activism. He previously aligned himself with the elusive Neoist network of artists and activists (who often used shared monikers such as Monty Cantsin, Karen Eliot and Luther Blissett), but renounced them and founded the Neoist Alliance with himself as the leader and only member. His books include 69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess, Down And Out In Shoreditch And Hoxton and Blood Rites Of The Bourgeoisie. Home is also a sometimes blogger, writing about his various travels with irregular essays on London's radical art, drugs and political underground from the 60s on.

Home has an LP of readings of his poetry and prose, Proletarian Post-Modernism, set to be released on 23 November via Test Centre. To celebrate, there'll be a launch event at Test Centre's temporary space in London. Tickets available here.

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