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Do people find the band Crass's politics objectionable?
What are they?
I know who Crass are. GOD. (Just a band, innit.)
but pretty hardline anarchist as far as i'm aware.
No, I think I'd be pretty cool with that.
that's why i ask!
'ere sonny, wanna by some Original crass vinyl ;)
it's penis envy (lp) , and feeding of the 5000 (12 inch) both in fold out sleeves. Both in okay condition- few marks (more on the twelve), but play well
I just don't want them...if anyone wants to paypal me £2 apiece plus £2.50 postage, they're gone
They are WAY to recent for me...not even sure how I ended up owning them
i'd think you'd find them pretty right on.
am i wrong?
but i bought one of their albums once and didn't like it. also, i saw penny rimbaud (?) supporting the evens ages ago and he was ridiculous. i found his anti-george bush verbosity tiresome.
lyrically speaking, not so much in the music dept
their music ruled.
when I was about 15, the Feeding Of The 5000 album and it just knocked me out, the vitriol and attitude. Then got Stations Of The Crass on double vinyl. This is like 1983/84 and punk was still really split by the politics, Crass attracted more the arty, sensitive side, bands like The Exploited attracted the drunks and sluggers. Skinheads were still hanging around gigs, scenes etc, part of the fallout from Oi! which had given another excuse for the far right which had been hanging around Sham 69 gigs etc to hang around the gigs and scenes I mentioned. I saw and was involved in some really dodgy fights at or outside gigs when the skins showed up, it was worse at gigs outside of the cities, in the smaller towns. This just seemed to go on and on, even at the turn of the 90s there was still ongoing warfare between the Glasgow crusty punk side and the far right skins, we'd usually get ambushed coming home from gigs, they'd target stragglers, 2-3 guys with girls, always cowardly teamhanded tactics
So even though they sound a bit of their time now I'll always have a soft spot for Crass because they represented the side of punk which had moved on and delved deeper into the politics/alternative lifestyle options than the Sid clones and violent beer monsters with really fucking dodgy mates politics wise. Yes, maybe some of Crass stuff was preachy and patronising but it was better than hanging around with people with Combat 18 tattooed on their foreheads
Anyone into/interested in Crass should check out Discharge, peerless pioneers, no one else in the world sounded like that at the time, and bands like Icons Of Filth, Rudimentary Peni, Flux Of Pink Indians and MDC :)
and Dirt too.
'The Day The Country Died' by Ian Glasper is an interesting read and gives a pretty revealing insight into the whole late 70s/early 80s anarcho punk scene. The accompanying DVD is pretty good too.
and all that...
beating the shit out of a woman?
I hope the person who did that dies, soon, or is already dead