The Story of Crass

SKU: 9781604860375
Author: George Berger
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604860375
Published: 9/2009
Format: Paperback
Page count: 304
Size: 6 x 9
Subjects: Punk Rock, Anarchism
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Crass was the anarcho-punk face of a revolutionary movement founded by radical thinkers and artists Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and Steve Ignorant. When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rules and took it further, putting out their own records, films, and magazines and setting up a series of situationist pranks that were dutifully covered by the world’s press. Not just another iconoclastic band, Crass was a musical, social, and political phenomenon.

Commune dwellers who were rarely photographed and remained contemptuous of conventional pop stardom; their members explored and finally exhausted the possibilities of punk-led anarchy. They have at last collaborated on telling the whole Crass story, giving access to many never-before-seen photos and interviews. 

Praise:

“Lucid in recounting their dealings with freaks, coppers, and punks the band’s voices predominate, and that’s for the best.”
—The Guardian UK

“Thoroughly researched...chockful of fascinating revelations...it is, surprisingly, the first real history of the pioneers of anarcho-punk.”
—Classic Rock

“They (Crass) sowed the ground for the return of serious anarchism in the early eighties.”
Jon Savage, England’s Dreaming

About the Author:

George Berger has written for Sounds, Melody Maker and Amnesty International amongst others. His previous book was a biography of the Levellers: State Education/No University.

See reviews and other news on George Berger's page HERE

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