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  Crass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crass were amongst the progenitors of the anarcho-pacifism that became pervasive in the punk music scene (see also anarcho-punk).
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crass   (2879 words)

Crass were a punk rock band formed in 1977, based around Dial House, an anarchist community near Epping in England.
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'.
This caused Crass to fundementally 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.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/cr/Crass.html   (1431 words)

 Learn more about Crass in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
In October 2003 The Crass Collective changed their working title to Crass Agenda, and continue to perform on a regular basis at the Vortex Jazz Club in Stoke Newington, North London.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/cr/crass.html   (1685 words)

 Last Amendment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crass_Agenda   (505 words)

 Penny Rimbaud
Penny Rimbaud is the nom de plume of Jeremy John Ratter, 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 disolved in 1984, Rimbaud continues to write and perform both as a solo artist and as a part of the Crass Collective alongside other ex members of the band as well as other artists and musicians.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pe/Penny_Rimbaud.html   (210 words)

 Barbelith: Music: Crass: Still Relevant in 2002?
And no punk retrospective would have been complete without Crass, who I would argue were matched only by the Sex Pistols in terms of importance and influence, although the two bands were worlds apart.
Crass’ belief in anarchy and peace — more evolution than (bloody) revolution — is still my utopia.
Penny Rimbaud, arguably the heart of the band despite Crass’ insistence on near facelessness, can be very direct (see his excellent autobiography, Shibboleth) but still knows how to cut a short story long, as Oh, America proved.
www.barbelith.com /cgi-bin/articles/00000060.shtml   (855 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By the band's 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" http://www.lyricstime.com/lyrics/50021.html and Rimbaud's essay Crass at the Roxy http://www.southern.com/southern/label/CRC/anthem1/anthem1_4.html.
Their painted and collage-art fl-and-white record sleeves produced by Gee Vaucher themselves became a signature aesthetic model, whilst their stencil style graffitti can be seen as an influence on later artists such as Banksy (Banksy and Vaucher have latterly collaborated http://www.artofthestate.co.uk/banksy/Banksy_Santas_Ghetto_2004.htm) and the subvertising movement.
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.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Crass   (2850 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.
Love Songs, published in March 2004, is the definitive and official anthology of Crass, collecting the lyrics of every song they ever wrote (all 82), plus further shock slogans and mindless token tantrums of the collective.
www.southern.com /southern/band/CRASS   (740 words)

I must mention here that one particular band closely aligned to Crass featured two rabid anarchists as vocalists with a bass player and drummer both of whom claimed to be involved in… or were accused of being members of...
However the Crass and Oi brigade rarely sat within toluene-fumes distance of each other, when they did meet then the anarcho-pacifists would shout vitriolic abuse at the reptilian hordes while they ran away… although, to be fair, the Oisters weren’t exactly bristling with bravery either.
Crass organized what turned out to be the very first squatted live music concert in the British Isles.
www.uncarved.org /music/apunk/autcent.html   (7452 words)

 Crass Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From
Crass: a rural-based collective formed in 1977 of a diverse and eclectic group of individuals who operated...
Crass are remembered as the most notorious agitpropsters of the 70s and 80s, for being founders of...
Crass always intended to disband in 1984, and true to their ideals as always, they did exactly that when that year came...
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/c/Crass.html   (1505 words)

 Crass (band) - JnanaBase
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.
In November 2002 several former members of Crass collaborated under the name of The Crass Collective to arrange Your Country Needs You, a concert of "voices in opposition to war" held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank.
jnana.wikinerds.org /index.php/Crass   (613 words)

 Left Turn: Notes from the Global Intifada
A San Francisco writer and organizer originally from a middle-class suburb in ultra-conservative Orange County, he seeks to bridge anarchist theory and practice with an analysis of power involving the topics of race, class and gender.
The goal of his book, Crass says, is to advance debate and discussion about some of the challenges facing the contemporary anarchist/social justice movements.
Crass takes on those big questions that often confront organizers, such as, “how can we speak radical politics in a way that will be both understood and appealing to the people most negatively affected by global capital?” and “how is an anti-racist, multi-racial movement against global capitalism developed?”
www.leftturn.org /Articles/Viewer.aspx?id=752&type=M   (651 words)

 Free Society Collective
Indeed, what is most prominently outrageous in this disaster is the powers' that be crass disregard and indifference to the immediate and long-term needs of the people that have been affected by this disaster, especially those left behind in New Orleans.
The Free Society Collective’s (FSC) seminar series aims to provide an independent space for ongoing inquiries into social, political, cultural, economic, historical, and other fields of study from an anti-authoritarian left perspective.
Formed in 2002, the Free Society Collective is a small, radical Left tendency based in central Vermont.
www.freesocietycollective.org   (1082 words)

 IDEASFACTORY UK: Crass-penny Rimbauld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He is best known for Crass: a rock'n'roll band that emerged out of Punk's promise that the world was going to change.
This led to Crass appearing on BBC Radio to discuss their views with Tory MP Tim Eggar.
But their legacy, and influence from what they achieved, and the tactics they adopted, can be seen at the roots of global resistance and anti-capitalist groups around the world today.
www.ideasfactory.com /careers/features/car_feature11.htm   (1361 words)

 Crass, Best Before 1984, Crass Records, LP
An excellent starting point for those new to Crass and a reminder of how relevant their influence is today.
20 tracks collecting together all of Crass' singles and extra highlights from their career chosen by the band.
Also included is the in depth history of their career 'In Which Crass Involuntarily Blow Their Own'.
www.secondlayer.co.uk /index/p51.htm   (87 words)

 BBC - collective - john currin
Take one look at John Currin's paintings and you could assume he likes stupid women with big tits.
to access audio and video on collective you need real player.
Note: some of the content on collective is generated by members of the public.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/collective/A1164971   (288 words)

 Crass Collective Community Crashpad Cash Crisis! - Thumped
Although over the years some members of the band have moved on, three remain at DIAL HOUSE, maintaining their anarchist lifestyle and sharing it with what over time has grown to be a massive extended family.
CRASS was perhaps our most renowned enterprise, seconded by the creation of the first STONEHENGE FESTIVALS.
If you know anything about CRASS, you will know that despite selling thousands of records, profit was never on the agenda.
www.thumped.com /bbs/showthread.php?t=1670   (1366 words)

 Collective Liberation On My Mind
I'll come clean right off: Chris Crass is a friend and collaborator, and I'm not an objective observer of his life and work, both of which I unabashedly admire.
This collection of essays by a young anarchist probes the issues of white supremacy and sexism as he observes them not only in the society at large but also in our social justice movements and in himself.
Chris Crass, now in his late twenties, has been engaged in anarchist organizing since his high school and junior college days on the border of South Central Los Angeles and infamous (for its rabid white supremacy and reactionary Americanism) Orange County.
www.kersplebedeb.com /mystuff/books/reviews/clomb_clamor.html   (853 words)

 Aversion.com Feature: Worst. Concept Albums. Ever.
From a do-it-yourself and social activist stance, Crass set the bar for punk rock.
That gap between the British punk collective?s heart and its musical ability never sounded so impassible as the band?s 1983 tirade against the Falklands War.
gets off to a reasonable (for Crass, at least) start with a couple collective-punk anthems surly enough to capture the band?s indignation with the war, government and British culture in general.
www.aversion.com /features/feature.cfm?id=9   (1180 words)

 Anarchy Watch
- Campaigning and social centre, for people who wish to take control of their lives by working collectively against ecological injustice and exploitation.
- A collective that raises money for grassroots political projects around the globe through the art of homebrewing beer.
- Homepage for the collective, distro, action group and project for free minds in a fucked up world.
www.zmag.org /AWatch/awatch.htm   (1204 words)

 Voting: The Great American Hoax - Indymedia Ireland
By, Dispencer, who is a member or the Northstar Anarchist Collective in Minneapolis, and has been in Anti-Racist Action since 1998.
The pamphlet Beyond Voting by Chris Crass is an in-depth, well-thought out essay around the politics of radicals and voting.
In this essay, Chris Crass goes on to say that, “I know that thousands of Anarchists around the country vote”, and that an analysis of this “is still largely absent from what is considered Anarchist theory”, and footnotes several Love and Rage articles.
www.indymedia.ie /newswire.php?story_id=68256   (4179 words)

 Pomona Books :: Crass - Love Songs
Crass Hunter Davies Boff Whalley Trevor Hoyle Ray Gosling Bill Nelson Barry Hines Gee Vaucher Christopher Barker Clancy Sigal Fred Eyre
Love Songs collects the lyrics and poems of anarchist band Crass; a band which, though largely bypassed by the mainstream music business, sold over a million records from its own staunchly independent label, and inspired a massive underground following from 1977 - 1984.
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.pomonauk.com /books/crass/moreinfo.php   (313 words)

 Crass - FullSearch.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Even the somewhat crass line “You say you love me, and you do it again” is backed up with such musical passion that the end product is an emotional
Such crass, if not criminal (in the event of a pandemic) negligence has been compounded by the knowledge that the drug takes up to two
How to remain motivated If you're struggling to stay ahead of the game, and want the benefit of crass American cliched catchphrases to get you out of a hole, then you've come to just the right place.
www.fullsearch.co.uk /search-Crass   (359 words)

 96gillespie.com - information - gallery information 'about 96 gillespie'
gee vaucher was the artist with CRASS, the UK anarcho peace punk outfit from the 70/80's.
pat graham & melanie standage exhibited their polaroid collection entitled 'past perfect'.
singer/songwriter with CRASS & accomplished performer with the ongoing 'crass collective'.
96gillespie.com /information/96_gillespie.htm   (472 words)

 Beware: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
One of only two American bands to release a record through the U.K. collective Crass Records (MDC's Multi-Death Corporation was the other), Sleeping Dogs released the four-song EP Beware in 1982.
One of only two American bands to release a record through the U.K. collective Crass Records (MDC [+]'s Multi-Death Corporation [+] was the other), Sleeping Dogs [+] released the four-song EP Beware [+] in 1982.
The set ends with two early demos recorded by Bad Boy [+] and Dirty Dog [+] that are experimental punk at its most minimalist.
www.music.com /release/beware/5   (270 words)

 291 Gallery - Current Programme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Penny Rimbaud: Founder, lyricist, and percussionist of legendary anarchist punk band CRASS and author of Shibboleth: My Revolting Life (AK Press).
Rimbaud has recently worked with Crass Collective at the South Bank, London, and read at the Stockholm Literary Festival.
The Reverend Steven Johnson Layba is a Native American visual artist and performer whose work uses magical ritual and Church of Satan philosophy to attack corporate America and to defend the rights of indigenous cultures.
www.291gallery.com /291/dbpages/eventdetail.asp?id=137   (365 words)

 Collective Liberation on my mind
Introduction: The essays collected together in this pamphlet are intended to further debate and discussion about some of the challenges facing the contemporary anarchist/social justice movements.
The challenge of developing a critical political analysis and organizing practice based in an understanding of how white supremacy, patriarchy, heterosexism, capitalism and the state interconnect.
Published by Kersplebedeb in May 2000, this 64-page pamphlet brings together essays by Chris Crass, a writer and organizer working to bridge anarchist theory and practice with race, class and gender analysis of power.
www.kersplebedeb.com /mystuff/books/collectiveliberation   (352 words)

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End Bit =============================================================================== NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS =============================================================================== ** The Crass Collective ** On Friday, November 8th, the Crass Collective held a festival in opposition to war at The Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank.
This is a poem written by Penny Rimbaud and performed by John Sharian and The English Chamber Choir.
It will be released on December 2nd on Exitstencil, a new record label set up by original members of Crass, Penny and Gee Vaucher.
www.southern.net /southern/word/200211.txt   (2484 words)

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