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  crass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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 Crass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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, sexism, religious hypocrisy and unthinking consumerism.
This incident also prompted Crass to set up their own record label, Crass Records, in order to retain full editorial control over their material, and "Reality Asylum" was shortly afterwards issued in a re-recorded and extended form as a 7" single.
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   (2636 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)

 Crass : Crass Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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, aggresive music to promote a pacifist message.
Crass' first release was in 1978 on the Small Wonder[?] label.
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 Dischord | About | Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Crass were a hugely important British punk band, so we were flattered by his interest in releasing the Minor Threat "Out of Step" 12" in Europe.
Because he was able to press records on credit (instead of C.O.D.), and because it was so much cheaper to do so in Europe, we asked him if he thought he could help distribute the record in the U.S. as well.
The demand for the record was much higher than we had anticipated, and we didn't have enough money to keep it in print.
www.dischord.com /about/page03.shtml   (399 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)

 Crass Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Singles released on the Crass Records label had a distinctive 'corporate identity'.
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   (871 words)

 Crass Music Web Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Crass Interviews - Interviews with G Sus and Penny Rimbaud by Richie Unterberger.
Crass Records Discography - Listing of releases on the band's label, with details on Crass' records.
Crass Records - Official site for the band's label, with history, label discography, and mail order.
www.searchmusicnetwork.com /Styles_Rock_Punk_Bands_and_Artists_C_Crass.html   (1791 words)

 Crass - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Crass   (2418 words)

 Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Crass were a punk rock band formed in 1977, based around Dial House, an anarchist community near Epping in England.
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.
Crass all but retired from the public eye after becoming a particularly irritating thorn in the side of Mrs.
www.city-search.org /cr/crass.html   (1791 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | John Loder
As "the ninth member of the band", John became our recording engineer and financial manager: the music was bad and so was the money, but it was fun.
Within a couple of years Crass albums were dominating the alternative charts, and John's garage had become Southern Studios.
Crass Records became the label that every aspiring punk band looked to, Southern Studios their destination, and John their engineer of choice.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/news/obituary/0,12723,1552086,00.html?gusrc=rss   (785 words)

 SOUTHERN | crass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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Crass was formed in 1978 by drummer Penny Rimbaud and singer Steve Ignorant at Penny's farmhouse in North Weald, Essex, which was in fact a large, open commune of about a dozen like-minded individuals.
In the end, in order to release their record, the band agreed to delete the offending article and instead replaced that track with a two-minute silence which they aptly dubbed Free Speech.
Crass Records were characterized by Do-It-Yourself artwork, photocopied sleeves which doubled as anarchist propaganda, and a unique cataloguing system which involved a coundown to 1984, a year of clear symbolic significance because of its Orwellian origins.
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 No Doves Fly Here: The Mob
Punk music had hit its second wave, and bands like Crass and Conflict were making a political statement with music, turning punk into an anarchist movement - for real, fusing political theory into the lyrics of their music and creating the anrcho-punk genre.
In the beginning their records appeared mainly on All the Madmen Records, their own label, but CRASS Records did release "No Doves Fly Here" 7".
Some of the other English post punk bands that shared a similiar vision musically and lyrically with The Mob were the Southern Death Cult, UK Decay, Theatre of Hate, and Flux of Pink Indians, not to forget Rudimentary Peni.
www.deathrock.com /mob/about.html   (295 words)

 Directory - Arts: Music: Styles: Rock: Punk: Bands and Artists: C: Crass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Crass  · iweb · cached · A fan page with a band history, pictures, an interview, discography and links.
Crass Records Discography  · cached · Listing of releases on the band's label, with details on Crass' records.
Crass Records  · iweb · cached · Official site for the band's label, with history, label discography, and mail order.
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 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)

Although all that has been underneath Crass from the start it hasn't always been clear that Crass itself is trying to push things onto a different stage.
If they went out and bought an ABBA record then all that would happen is that the values that are generally offered to them at school and by most parents would be reinforced.
And whether the person who buys the record is a 12 year old punk or a middle-aged civil servant (it does happen!) the change occurs by being beside and facing in the same direction.
www.uncarved.org /music/apunk/crass.html   (3759 words)

 Alternative Dance Downloads - Download Alternative Dance Music - Download Alternative Dance MP3s
After the record's release, Angus immersed himself in the emerging acid house/hip-hop club scene, which prompted the departure of Derek McKenzie; he was replaced with William Sinnott, who helped reshape the band's sound into a dense, rhythmic pulse that relied heavily on samples, drum machines, and loud guitars.
At the age of 11, her eponymous first album was released; the record contained covers of several pop songs, including the Beatles' "Fool on the Hill," and boasted artwork from her mother and guitar work from her stepfather.
When that record was greeted with indifference, they returned to dance-rock fusions with 1997's Vanishing Point, which re-established the group as a major force in British rock.
www.mp3.com /alternative-dance/genre/304/subgenre.html   (4787 words)

 Crass Records
The band set up the label after encountering problems over the release of their first 12" EP, The Feeding Of The 5000on the Small Wonder label in 1978.
However, using money from a small inheritance that had been left to one of the band, "Reality Asylum" was shortly afterwards re-recorded and released as a 7" single (NB.
Others who recorded for the label included Zounds, Flux Of Pink Indians, Conflict, Icelandic band KUKL (who included singer Bjork), classical singer Jane Gregory, and the Poison Girls, a like-minded band who worked closely with Crass for several years.
www.ukpedia.com /c/crass-records.html   (223 words)

 Crass Records Discography (HOW DOES IT FEEL)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A member of Crass, Andy Palmer, said that he did not accept that the record was obscene.
MANY BANDS, especially since the advent of punk rock, have recorded music with political, violent or obscene content, but the charge that it is done "just for publicity" is a foolish one.
In a statement issued by Crass, the band asserted that they "accept (Tim) Eggar's accusations and claim that they fully intend to insult those parties as it was them that has insulted "decent consciousness" with their futile, unnecessary and barbaric little war." Referring to their song as "a violent but considered attack on Mrs.
www.southern.net /southern/label/CRC/09422b.html   (1036 words)

 It's no bullshit. It is NAPALM DEATH
NickBullen was the only original member from this recording who got to recordNapalm Death's first album in 1986, when the band had already changed it'ssound a lot.
This record was released as a double LP in 1984.
Crass records do not print this recordanymore, so it is OUT OF PRINT.
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 Annie biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born in New York with no intention of a career in the arts, she pursued numerous jobs, criss-crossed the continent, and generally earned her poetic license until she found herself on stage at the legendary ‘Max’s Kansas City’, fronting the atonal, savage dance-rthymed ASEXUALS at the sneak-in-the-back-door age of 16.
She recorded her first of many recordings there, the still avant-garde BARBED WIRED HALO (a collaboration with Crass drummer PENNY RIMBAUD for CRASS RECORDS).
She is currently residing in her hometown of New York, where she is recording her next lp for DAVID TIBET’s DURTRO RECORDS (produced by ANTONY of ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS and JOE BUDENHOLZER of BACKWORLD), painting for her Urban Saints, God and Science, and September Skyline series, and editing her self-penned autobiography.
www.brainwashed.com /anxiety/bio.html   (310 words)

 Crass interviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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 K.U.K.L. - The Eye - RUTHLESS
For those of you not in the know, Bjork has been making records since before her Debut CD, since before the Sugarcubes even, infact she's been making records from such an early age that her first release should have been called "The Umbilical Years".
Originally released on Crass Records a little short of twenty years ago, this has been recently re-issued by One Little Indian Records (Bjork's old label) so I guess Steve Ignorant has run out of cash and needs to stock up on fl shirts again.
Being on Crass Label you would expect some all out anarcho-punk gubbins a la Zounds, Crass or The Mob but that's where you'd be very wrong, I can just imagine the look on some glued up mohawkers face as he and his friends gathered round the communal stereo to eagerly await the latest Crass release.
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 Amazon.com: Music: A-Sides, Pt. 1: 1982-1984   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Its a compilation of some of the bands that recorded on crass records.
Crass has always been able to maintain its status as the most intelligent a-political band yet.
This particular album has about the same quality of any crass album (terrible) if not worst, but considering the fact that they had no musical talent and mostly revoloved their practices around alcoholic consumption, they did pretty good.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000001U04?v=glance   (427 words)

 LITTLEANNIECHRISTMAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After meeting Steve Ignorant from the band Crass on her doorstep a year later, she went to the United Kingdom for a two-week visit and stayed over a decade.
After a short stint with the American-owned major, Atco Records, where she released "Sugar Bowl," which was produced by Ray Shulman, she started working with the moniker Little Annie.
She is presently recording an LP for David Tibet's Dutro Records, produced by Antony of Antony and the Johnsons and Joe Budenholzer of Backworld.
www.lamama.org /ArchivesFolder/20012002/LITTLEANNIECHRISTMAS.htm   (533 words)

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