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  SOUTHERN | crass records
Our stencilled messages, anything from 'Fight War Not Wars' to 'Stuff Your Sexist Shit', were the first of their kind to appear in the UK and inspired a whole movement that, sadly, has now been eclipsed by hip-hop artists who have done little but confirm the insidious nature of American culture.
Crass Records was created and we kicked off with a single from Zounds [actually, Penny, Donna and The Kebabs was first...
We knew that we were disliked by EMI, they'd sent out a circular to their AandR departments forbidding all contact with 'Crass personnel' and their HMV shops have not touched any of our material since they took exception to the poster on Bloody Revolutions.
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  Crass - Feedback to article.
So to condemn Crass for introducing the gloomy fl and white world of their artwork and clothing again fails to recognise the role of the audience - just because Crass wore fl does not explain why that particular look was adopted by so many people.
If I was to follow the ten commandments of Crass I would have plastic shoes eat vegetarian food, not be married to a woman who does not wear make up' shave her armpits etc or wear high heels, believe in anarchy and peace and so on and so on.
Ok Crass were preaching an impossible dream of Anarchy Peace and Freedom (a contridiction in terms\ to most people) but their hearts and minds were surely in the right places and they seemed to genuinely beleive in what they were sayin.
www.punk77.co.uk /groups/crassfeedback.htm   (1744 words)

  Crass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crass was an influential English anarchist punk rock band.
Crass formed in 1977, based around Dial House, an 'open house community' near Epping, Essex, in England.
Crass countered that their uniform appearance was intended to be a statement against the "cult of the personality", so that, in contrast to the norm for many rock bands, no member would be identified as the 'leader'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crass   (2663 words)

 trakMARX - Crass
CRASS badges and anarchy symbols became de rigueur for all committed smash the system punks, the length of the spikes of their hair grew along with the influence of CRASS.
CRASS dropped their own bomb,"How Does It Feel (To Be The Mother Of 1000 Dead)?", in response to the Falklands War, The Belgrano and the fascist regime of the Iron Lady.
CRASS introduced thousands of people to that concept, and whereas government has not collapsed as a result, I believe that we are just a little bit closer to the possibility of it doing so as a result of our efforts.
www.trakmarx.com /2001_01/crass.htm   (1783 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Crass
Crass espouse all the proper causes — anti-war, anti-nuclear, feminism, flushing out hypocrisy in organized religion — with blood-curdling vehemence on their own records and on the numerous singles and albums by likeminded bands they've released (or inspired).
The group was frequently embroiled in legal battles with various government agencies but, in an era largely typified by apathy, Crass stands as a remarkably successful model of dead-serious political commitment in rock.
Fitting eighteen songs on a 12-inch 45, it is typical of Crass' shock tactics: the first cut is a sneering recitation of "Asylum," an irreverent dismissal of Christ as anybody's lord over droning guitar feedback.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=crass   (522 words)

 CMT.com : Crass : Biography
But they were also afflicted by considerable tension between the medium and its message -- not more than a few thousand people were exposed to Crass' very broad social concerns, and their musical inflexibility guaranteed that the band would be preaching to the converted almost exclusively.
An undiluted lyrical message was far more important to Crass than commercial considerations, and until 1984 they cranked out anarchist-leaning recordings without much variation in their attack.
Crass always intended to disband in 1984, and true to their ideals as always, they did exactly that when that year came around.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/crass/bio.jhtml   (498 words)

 Crass Discography and Songs at CD Universe
Never a mere rock group, Crass was a collective of sorts, with a political agenda and an artistic unity of vision.
Berry / Crass / Freni / Gedda / Ghiaurov / Klemperer / Ludwig / New Philharmonia Orches / Watson
Crass / Janowitz / Ludwig / Munchener Bach Orchestera / Richter / Wunderlich
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/artist/Crass/a/Crass.htm   (269 words)

 Crass Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crass Records was an independent record label set up by the anarchist punk band Crass.
However, this incident prompted Crass to set up their own record label so that in future they could control all aspects of the production of their material.
As well as lyrically addressing political themes from a broadly anarchist perspective, they were always low priced and usually produced by Crass drummer Penny Rimbaud and engineered by John Loder at Southern Studios in north London.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crass_Records   (589 words)

 Amazon.com: Stations of the Crass: Music: Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crass may rub listeners different ways, but their completely uncompromising approach to their words and music is often inspiring.
Crass live in a commune south of London that abides by the principles of "anarchy and peace," and each song is a rough-hewn composition that shows extreme commitmemt.
Crass doesn't take kindly to "sell-outs." Although that may seem to be an overused, possibly obselete term these days, I have noticed that sell outs DO exist.
www.amazon.com /Stations-Crass/dp/B000001U0D   (1410 words)

 KFTH - Crass Page
Crass, the band whose name and image is synonymous with the genres of "anarchopunk" and "peace punk," emerged in the second wave of punk rock which began immediately following the Pistols in 1976.
As a band, label, and collective Crass delivered on many of the ideas which were posited but never fully explored by the original punks: they made punk an explicitly ideological, revolutionary enterprise and they applied that ideology to every aspect of their art.
Crass the band was comprised of individuals who, by and large, came from an earlier generation than most of their audience.
homepages.nyu.edu /~cch223/uk/crass_main.html   (2291 words)

 Crass commodities . Popular Music and Society - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What Crass was about was an attempt to carve out a non-commodified cultural space inside a late capitalist economy that seemed capable of co-opting any cultural production, no matter how aesthetically or economically resistant to the commodity market, for its own ends.
In order to grasp the significance of Crass to the field of punk, it is first necessary to sketch out, in broad strokes, the "punk history" from which the band emerged.
One of these is the anarcho-punk scene that Crass initiated in the outskirts of London in 1977 and which continues to exist in 2002, although Crass does not.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2822/is_3_27/ai_n6330582   (873 words)

Crass countered that their uniform appearance was intended to be a statement against the "cult of the personality", so that, in contrast to the norm for many rock bands, no member would be identified as the 'leader'.
Using such deliberately mixed messages was also part of Crass' strategy of presenting themselves as a "barrage of contradictions", which also included using loud, aggressive music to promote a pacifist message, and was in part a reference to their own Dadaist and performance art backgrounds.
As well as their own material, Crass Records released recordings by other performers, the first of which was the 1980 single "You Can Be You" by Honey Bane, a teenage girl who was staying at Dial House whilst on the run from a children's home.
www.artistopia.com /crass   (2228 words)

 Crass interviews   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Their legacy lives, however, in the countless hardcore punk bands that emerged in Crass' wake, who found inspiration not only in their lyrics and lifestyle, but also in their striking fl-and-white album graphics, which were emulated by countless other releases, albeit without as much style as the fold-out posters designed by Crass' G Sus.
There was a lot of mystique built up around Crass in the United States, where their records were only available as imports, and where vague rumors circulated about this bizarre hippie-punk commune in the country that was getting harassed by the British authorities.
G Sus and Penny Rimbaud talked at length about Crass' history and significance near the end of 1996, in an interview conducted for the Crass chapter in UNKNOWN LEGENDS OF ROCK'n'ROLL, a volume examining sixty cult rock artists, which was published by Miller Freeman in the spring of 1998.
www.furious.com /perfect/crass.html   (361 words)

 crass retrospective
Crass started in 1977 as a band but quickly grew into something much greater and by the time of ceasing operations in 1985, had become a powerful voice for anarchy in Britain and abroad.
The Crass label was responsible for releasing works by nearly 70 other artists, while they themselves issued eight LPs and eight singles, all of which were at odds with the ideals fed to us by our stagnating society.
It annoys me that in the press and TV when an article is done on punk we rarely get mentioned and although we probably didn’t contribute immensely to the rock and roll circus, in a cultural and ideological way we were the most powerful band in the country.
www.uncarved.org /music/apunk/offbeat.html   (997 words)

 Crass (band) - JnanaBase   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crass were a punk rock band formed in 1977 after recording their demos of 1976 for Feeding Of The 5000, based around Dial House, an anarchist community near Epping in England.
Crass, originally thus named as a reference to David Bowie's song "Ziggy Stardust" (specifically the line "The kids was just crass"), came together when Dial House founder Penny Rimbaud (real name Jerry Ratter) began jamming with Steve Ignorant who was staying at the house at the time.
Crass all but retired from the public eye after becoming a particularly irritating thorn in the side of Mrs.
jnana.wikinerds.org /index.php/Crass   (613 words)

 Franz Crass (Bass-Baritone) - Short Biography
The German bass-baritone, Franz Crass, studied with Chamber Singer Gerda Heuer in Wiesbaden and with Professor Clemens Glettenberg at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln.
In 1954 Franz Crass began his singing career at the Städtischen Bühnen Krefeld/München-Gladbach (municipal theatre in Krefeld), and since 1956 has been at the Landestheater Hannover (State Opera of Lower Saxony).
Franz Crass established just as much as of a reputation as opera and Wagner specialist as concert and oratorio singer.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Bio/Crass-Franz.htm   (367 words)

 Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For a short period of time they called themselves Stormtrooper, before choosing the name Crass, a reference to the David Bowie song "Ziggy Stardust" Crass was apart an anarcho-pacifism that became encompassed in the punk scene of the time.
Crass used a multi-media approach to transmit the message of libertarian socialism.
Crass performed their first live gig as part of a squatted street festival at
punk-rock-history.com /punk-bands/crass.htm   (133 words)

 My Crass Newspaper by Kristin Noelle 2002
Crass is the legendary old school punk band out of the UK known for their love of anarchy, and their radical political rants that they record into music, as well as books and artwork.
Crass were known to run an actual location of Anarchy, in a building devoted to the followers of this political belief.
Their e-mail didn't even work to supposedly "submit" work to, to become some kinda Crass artist...but NO, I had no plans of submitting mine...I had plans of making them a little newspaper on line, to glorify their creative juices, and to do a drawing in honour of this now almost mythical band known as Crass.
hometown.aol.com /julietbaz/myhomepage/news.html   (540 words)

 Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taking literally the punk manifesto of "Do It Yourself", Crass combined the use of song, film, sound collage, graphics and subversion to launch a sustained and innovative critical broadside against all that they saw as a culture built on foundations of war, violence, religious hypocrisy and unthinking consumerism.
Known as 'the Thatchergate tapes', this was a cassette featuring a faked conversation between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan alleging that Europe would be used as a target for intermediate range nuclear weapons in any conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union.
A "new" Crass track (actually a remix of 1982's "Major General Despair", with new lyrics), "The Unelected President", is also available [5] (http://www.peace-not-war.org/Music/Crass/index.html).
www.comicscomics.com /search.php?title=Crass   (2397 words)

 ART FOR A CHANGE - Punk Rock Album Cover Art - CRASS
CRASS were one of the most influential punk bands to have come out of England in the late 1970s, though to the casual observer they remain an obscure name.
From the very beginning, record albums and singles from CRASS were on their own independent lable and accompanied by the most beautiful artworks created by Gee Vaucher.
Sometimes her works were surreal images that begged for introspective analysis and interpretation, other times her works required no explanation...
www.art-for-a-change.com /Punk/punk8a.htm   (359 words)

 Crass - late punk with Anarchist lyrics. A Punk Rock History and Pictures.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For some Crass in their attitudes, music and beliefs were the first to crystallise the potential of punk as a political force and to effect change by challenging both the system and the individual.
Indeed Crass had the power to touch and change people's lives in ideas and thoughts.
For others Crass were the death knell to a movement that had progressed from having no rules and a scattergun approach to all philosophies and mores to what appeared to be a more rigid organised and political approach that was as restrictive and as intolerant as the very people and organisations it attacked.
www.punk77.co.uk /groups/crass.htm   (126 words)

 Jacob Crass, Sr
A Crass family tradition is to the effect that Jacob's wife spoke broken English, and that she drowned in the mill pond.
Daniel Crass married Avis Davis and their descendants are mainly located in the state of Washington.
The descendants of Absalom Crass and Elizabeth Wright Crass are mainly centered in Roane County, TN.
www.roanetn.com /jacobsr.htm   (539 words)

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They are all made domestically in the U.S. with sweatshop-free labor.
And, as with all Crass Commerce merchandise, they comply with...
The ubiquity of mass-marketing, with it's logo splattered ephemera, is a symptom of the over-reliance on consumption and materialism as a means to achieve personal fulfillment.
www.crasscommerce.com   (261 words)

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