…but not a lot of people know [the actual story of CRASS]
Because it’s so inspirational and so “anti-music” (in the sense that it was a total revolt against the established music industry of the time) we feel that everybody with even a passing interest in punk rock should hear it.
And so we interviewed founding members Penny Rimbaud and Steve Ignorant for a brief history of the group and to procure their ideas surrounding this issue’s theme.
During the talks between myself and Penny that preceded this interview I discovered that the unthinkable has happened and that Crass, the most anti-authoritarian, anarchy-endorsing free spirits in the history of punk music, are on the verge of going to Crown Court to ask lawyers and judges to intervene in a huge row over some remastered CDs.
Question to the author:
After you finished typing the words “a lot of you will be aware of their logo,” why did you feel that anything which followed, especially if it was related to money and lawyers, would be “unthinkable”?
Take your time.
PS: from our “I’ve been married to a communist and I’ve been married to a capitalist, and neither one of them would take out the garbage” files…
I wanted the blonde girls and the free drinks, which I never got. The only people I spoke to at gigs were spotty blokes in anoraks asking me about anarchy.