Crass were the most important punk band to emerge in the late 1970s. While the Sex Pistols ignited the punk music scene with songs such as "Anarchy in the UK", Crass actually lived the DIY punk ethos - living communally, running their own record label, becoming activists in a number of areas and defining a complete cross-media Crass aesthetic. I've had a long-time interest in the band and the other work produced by the members and have a modest collection of records, books, images and other media.
Most of what I have is not in digital form. However, there has been a recent growth in interested in the band recently and I've attended various exhibitions and events over the past few years and have uploaded various materials from these events here. I might digitise some of my other materials in the future.
Yes Sir, I Will
Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine performed a version of the 1983 Crass album Yes Sir, I Will at the Rebellion Festival in Blackpool on 7th August 2014.
No Sir, I Won't
Pictures from the "No Sir, I Won't" symposium at Oxford Brooks University on the 28th June 2013. See this blog post for more information.
In All Our Decadence People Die
A selection of pages from the catalogue of the In All Our Decadence People Die exhibition at the Boo-Hooray gallery in New York in October 2011.
Crass stencils photographed at the "Some Day All The Adults Will Die" exhibition at the Hayward in October 2012.
Some Day All The Adults Will Die
"Some Day All The Adults Will Die" exhibition of punk art at the Hayward Gallery in London in October 2012.
Steve Ignorant - The Last Supper
Steve Ignorant plays Crass songs at The Last Supper at Shepherds Bush Empire on 19th November 2011. With surprise guests Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine!
Feeding of the 5000
Feeding of the 5000 was a weekend event (24th/25th November 2007) of anarcho-punk headlined by a full rendition of the classic Crass album 'The Feeding of the 5000' by former Crass singer Steve Ignorant and backing band. Fantastic.