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  Crass Agenda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Crass Agenda is the working title of a series of collaborations by ex-members of the anarchist punk band Crass and others.
Although Crass formally split up in 1984, Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, Eve Libertine, Steve Ignorant, Andy Palmer and Pete Wright came together in November 2002 to put on a concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank in opposition to the at that time proposed War on Iraq.
Others that have worked as part of Crass Collective/Crass Agenda include disability rights advocate and actor Nabil Shaban, Pianist Dylan Bates, saxophone player Ingrid Laubrock, John Sharian and others.
www.wapipedia.org /wikipedia/mobiletopic.aspx?cur_title=Crass_Agenda   (201 words)

  
  Crass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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'.
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.
Crass Agenda was declared in June 2005, to be 'no more', subsequently changing the name of the project to the 'more appropriate' Last Amendment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crass   (2640 words)

  
 Crass Agenda -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Crass Agenda is the working title of a series of collaborations by ex-members of the (An advocate of anarchism) anarchist (Substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)) punk band (additional info and facts about Crass) Crass and others.
The Crass Collective continued to put on gigs and performances, usually of a collaborative nature, on a regular basis throughout 2003 at the Vortex Club in (additional info and facts about Stoke Newington) Stoke Newington, London.
During 2004 Crass Agenda were at the forefront of a campaign against the closure of the Vortex jazz club, which has now relocated to (A carriage for hire) Hackney.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/cr/crass_agenda.htm   (323 words)

  
 trakMARX - Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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)

  
 Learn more about Crass in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
However Crass explained that their uniform appearance was intended to be a statement against the cult of the personality, so that, in contrast to what was the norm for many rock bands, no member would be identified as the group 'leader'.
It 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.
This caused Crass to fundamentally question their approach to making records, for as a group who's very reason for existing was to comment upon political issues, they felt they had been overtaken and made to appear redundant by real world events.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/cr/crass.html   (1685 words)

  
 Crass Agenda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Although Crass formally split up in 1984, Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, Eve Libertine, Steve Ignorant, Andy Palmer and Pete Wright came together in November 2002 to put on a concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London 's South Bank in opposition to the at that time proposed War on Iraq.
Crass Records Discography Listing of releases on the band's label, with details on Crass' records.
Crass Interviews Interviews with G Sus and Penny Rimbaud by Richie Unterberger.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Crass_Agenda.html   (388 words)

  
 SOUTHERN | crass
And although many will remember the Crass sound as being ’unlistenable cacophony’ and their lyrics as ’shock slogans and mindless token tantrums’ (copyright: The Sun), listen to these records now and what you hear may surprise you, as what went on the studio was actually quite revolutionary in more than just the political sense.
Crass began as a rural collective of diverse and eclectic individuals based in Essex in 1977, who used art, literature and film, as well as music, to share information and ideas.
At the centre of their philosophy were themes of free thought, enthusiasm, creativity, ingenuity, peace, and yes, love – a radical standpoint for a band set within the generally nihilistic context of punk rock.
www.southern.net /southern/band/CRASS   (771 words)

  
 Crass - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Taking literally the punk manifesto of "anyone can do it," 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 blind consumerism.
Other members of the household began to come onboard, and it was not long before Crass performed their first live gig as part of a squatted street festival at Huntley Street, North London.
The band has stated that their musical antecedents and influences were seldom drawn from the rock music tradition, but rather from classical music (particularly Benjamin Britten, from who, Rimbaud states, some of Crass' riffs are direct plagiarisms!), dada and the avant-garde such as John Cage as well as performance art traditions.
www.open-encyclopedia.com /Crass   (1991 words)

  
 Last Amendment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last Amendment (formerly known as The Crass Collective and Crass Agenda) is the working title of a series of collaborations by ex-members of the anarchist punk band Crass and others.
During 2004 Crass Agenda were at the forefront of a campaign against the closure of the Vortex jazz club, which has now relocated to Hackney.
In June 2005 the project was renamed Last Amendment, with their website [1] declaring the name Crass Agenda as being "no more".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crass_Agenda   (450 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Matt Black   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
He is a founding member of VJ group The VJamm Allstars and continues to perform shows with them.
Black has also worked alongside Crass Agenda as part of the Savage Utopia project.
VJ or veejay (from Video Jockey, by analogy with disc jockey or DJ or deejay) is a term coined in the early 1980s to describe the fresh faced youth who introduced the music videos on MTV and MuchMusic.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Matt-Black   (575 words)

  
 Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Crass countered that their uniform appearance was intended to be a statement against the "cult of thepersonality," so that, in contrast to the norm for many rock bands, no memberwould be identified as the 'leader'.
Using such deliberately mixed messages was also part of Crass' strategy of presentingthemselves 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.
Crass all but retired from the public eye after becoming a particularly irritating thorn in the side of Margaret Thatcher 's government following the Falklands War.
www.therfcc.org /crass-46239.html   (1743 words)

  
 SOUTHERN | crass > biography
Crass members have been involved in since the band finished in 1984.
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...
www.southern.com /southern/band/CRASS/biog.html   (4593 words)

  
 Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Crass' name came from the David Bowie song "Ziggy Stardust" (the line "The kids was just crass").
By the bands' own account this was a drunken debacle, ending in the group being ejected from the stage, and immortalised by their song "Banned from the Roxy" [1] and Rimbaud's essay Crass at the Roxy [1].
A "new" Crass track (actually a remix of 1982's "Major General Despair", with new lyrics), "The Unelected President", is also available [1].
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/crass   (1998 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Crass
Crass formed in 1976, based around Dial House, an anarchist community near Epping, Essex, in England.
Crass' first release was in 1977 on the Small Wonder label.
For the band's part, they have stated that their musical antecedents and influences were seldom drawn from the rock music tradition, but rather from classical music (particularly Benjamin Britten, from who, Rimbaud states, some of Crass' riffs are direct plagiarisms!), dada and the avant-garde such as John Cage as well as performance art traditions.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Crass   (1859 words)

  
 Penny Rimbaud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jeremy John Ratter (born 8 June 1943, Northwood, Middlesex, England), better known under his pseudonym of Penny Rimbaud, is a drummer, writer, poet, former member of performance art group EXIT and co-founder of the anarchist punk band Crass with Steve Ignorant in 1977.
He was later released, but appeared to have been seriously mentally damaged by his experiences, especially the side effects of prescription drugs that he had been administered, and subsequently committed suicide.
Although Crass disbanded in 1984, Rimbaud continued to write and perform both as a solo artist and as a part of the Crass Collective alongside other ex members of the band such as Eve Libertine, Gee Vaucher and Steve Ignorant, as well as other artists and musicians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Penny_Rimbaud   (462 words)

  
 Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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 http://www.peace-not-war.org/Music/Crass/index.html.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Crass.htm   (2456 words)

  
 Crass cd music
Although not as musically capable as contemporaries, Crass are unmistakably brilliant with an absolutely unique sound.
Often overlooked in favour of Sex pistols and co, Crass were the first real u.k band to live by example.
Their steadfest stance, although at times naive and leaning a little heavily on cliched leftist rhetoric, pays testament to music as a life changing and political force.
www.m-zine.com /shop/Crass/B000001U09.htm   (375 words)

  
 Crass Agenda - Art History Online Reference and Guide
The Crass Collective continued to put on gigs and performances, usually of a collaborative nature, on a regular basis throughout 2003 at the Vortex Club in Stoke Newington, London.
Others that have worked as part of Crass Collective/Crass Agenda include disability rights advocate and actor Nabil Shaban, Pianist Dylan Bates, saxophone player Ingrid Laubrock, John Sharian, Julien Siegel, Gene Calderazo, Ed Jones and others.
During 2004 Crass Agenda were at the forefront of a campaign against the closure of the Vortex jazz club, which has now relocated to Hackney.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Crass_Agenda   (349 words)

  
 Crass Agenda Penny Rimbaud How? Babel
Penny Rimbaud from the Crass Agenda (ex-collective), a loose collective of musicians, performance artists and poets formed in 2003 by the leaders of the seminal anarcho-punk outfit Crass that split in 1984, has written HOW?, giving a twenty-first century voice to mystical beat poet Allen Ginsberg's most politically epic poem written in 1955 'Howl'.
With the musicians hearing the lyrics only a few hours before the live recording, this was an expressively spontaneous performance typical of Crass Agenda's regular, highly successful gigs at the Vortex with a loose network of jazz musicians, dancers, poets and film-makers since the beginning of 2003.
When Crass disbanded in 1984, Vaucher felt the need to explore other areas of work, abandoning the tightness of her more 'overt' political statements in favour of a more loosely expressed personal politic.
www.babellabel.co.uk /The%20Babel%20Label-2451.htm   (867 words)

  
 Sexual Orientation Policy & Denial of Faith Policy
The Muslim Community in the GTA is outraged by the crass political agenda by the TDSB under the banner of Equity.
These are conveniently used terms to mask the real political agenda of the TDSB.
Their function is to provide a safe environment and sound education to our children for the good of society.
tdmea.tripod.com /dec99.htm   (1170 words)

  
 Crass - InformationBlast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The database is read-only and using an older copy while some serious problems are fixed, sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
[1] (http://www.lyricstime.com/lyrics/50021.html) and Rimbaud's essay Crass at the Roxy [2] (http://www.southern.com/southern/label/CRC/anthem1/anthem1_4.html).
A "new" Crass track (actually a remix of 1982's "Major General Despair", with new lyrics), "The Unelected President", is also available [3] (http://www.peace-not-war.org/Music/Crass/index.html).
www.informationblast.com /Crass.html   (1964 words)

  
 Channel4.com - SlashMusic - Feeding Of The 5,000
Never a mere rock group, Crass was a collective of sorts, with a political agenda and an artistic unity of vision.
Here, Crass strips punk down to a new, revitalising level; this sound would become their trademark.
While the message, not the music, is perhaps the band's greatest concern, the songs on FEEDING OF THE 5000 stand on their own and represent an interesting point in the early history of DIY punk.
www.channel4.com /music/music-core/album.jsp?albumId=29718   (168 words)

  
 Spinwatch
Awful wars are waged for crass motives, yet they are sold on the basis that they are driven by benevolent intent.
For its opposition to the war, opposition to the Trident boondoggle, calls for subsidized education, and its pro-independence agenda, the party was well placed to rake in the votes from the remnants of the Scottish Left on top of its traditional, more conservative, nationalist constituency.
Meaningful commitments are few and far between in Gordon Brown's agenda for curbing political spin.
www.spinwatch.org.uk   (2159 words)

  
 Podhoretzes vs. Rothbard
Reagan was the cold warrior par excellence, but he ended the grain embargo against the Soviet Union for crass political reasons." [Now, I wonder if Poddy Jr.
knows anything of crass political reasons, or would such low-life considerations be altogether beyond him.
He wouldn't have a crass political agenda behind anything he says, would he?]
www.lewrockwell.com /orig2/white8.html   (903 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions
Regardless of the crass overtones of its name, I think this program has the potential to mobilize a great number of young people to God's agenda.
In catching their attention with an eye-catching name, perhaps we are a bit disingenuous, but the curriculum and setup we have prepared is anything but that.
Young people need to have an opportunity to get on board with God's agenda in a way that is missiologically sound and organized by people recognizing that we go as learners, servants and story tellers.
www.theworldrace.org /index.asp?filename=frequently-asked-questions   (1548 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Penny Rimbaud's How: Music: Crass Agenda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The intoxicating combination of jazz and spoken word as part of the American beatnik counter-cultural movement of the 1950s is here resonantly reanimated for the 21st century.
Penny Rimbaud from the Crass Agenda (ex-collective), a loose collective of musicians, performance artists and poets formed in 2003 by the leaders of the seminal anarcho-punk outfit Crass that split in 1984, has written HOW?, giving a twenty-first century voice to mystical beat poet Allen Ginsberg's most politically epic poem written in 1955 'Howl'.
This was an expressively spontaneous performance typical of Crass Agenda's regular, highly successful gigs at the Vortex with a loose network of jazz musicians, dancers, poets and film-makers since the beginning of 2003.
www.amazon.co.uk /Penny-Rimbauds-How-Crass-Agenda/dp/B0007UMMUY   (334 words)

  
 Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Also Placing second was redshirt freshman Josh Crass (Medford, Wis.) who competed at 133 lbs.
As he stood in a hotel ballroom Tuesday night, basking in his double-digit mauling of hapless Doug Forrester, Jon Corzine was on a roll.
This week in video, Tim Burton's take on a classic story proves to be a sweet surprise, while Tim Allen's latest Christmas movie turns out to be as...
www.wikiverse.org /crass   (2087 words)

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