The Story of Crass

The Story of Crass

by George Berger
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The Story of Crass by George Berger

In-depth interviews with the main movers in the punk rock movement—Crass members Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and Steve Ignorant—detail the face of the revolution founded by these radical thinkers and artists. When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rules by 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 that were rarely photographed and remained contemptuous of conventional pop stardom. As detailed in this history, their members explored and finally exhausted the possibilities of punk-led anarchy. This definitive biography of the band not only gives backstage access to their lives, philosophies, and the movement that followed, but also to never-before-seen photographs and rare dialogues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604860375
Publisher: PM Press
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 392,840
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

George Berger is the author of Levellers: State Education/No University. He has written articles for Amnesty International, Melody Maker, and Sounds.

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Story of Crass (Large Print 16pt) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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eric11 More than 1 year ago
Fans of Crass will very much appreciate this book. There are a lot of things about the bands origin that will catch you off guard. There are great stories told by band members and people who were "there back in the day" - George Berger does a nice job with the setting, giving the reader a good idea of what life was like during the rise of consumerism in the UK without drowning the story out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago