- New Crass A History Site
- DIRT: Object Refuse Reject Abuse
- The Thatchergate Tapes
- Exit stencil card number 12
- LACK OF KNOWLEDGE – GREY
- Semi Detached the films of Gee Vaucher
- Exit stencil card number 11
- Penis Envy
- Exit stencil card number 10
- Reality Asylum Japanese single on Rough Trade Japan from 1981
Came with the Toxic Grafity zine
Square shaped flexi disc. Some copies with red print,
some printed in silver with a slightly different layout (2nd pressing)
“The Conway Hall gig also boosted one of the more extreme fanzines of the day. Toxic Graffity (sic) had been lined up as the benefactor of the next gig Crass was to play at the Conway Hall, but since they were now understandably persona-non-grata, they offered instead to give the fanzine a new track ‘Rival Tribal Rebel Revels’ – partly inspired by the Conway Hall events – for inclusion as a flexi-disc for the next issue.This proved such a popular move that Toxic Graffity sold tens of thousands, where purchasers were treated to page after page of anarchist ranting and newspaper cut-out invective. It was possibly a sign of one of the failings of the movement that the intelligent and eloquent young man who put the fanzine together considered constant dumbing-down and clichés as the best way to get his message over.” From the story of Crass.
The Toxic Grafity Fanzine which was the beneficiary of Crass giving it the rival tribal rebel revel Flexi.
Exit Stencil Postcard number 3
A statement against the Falklands war Issued 3rd June 1982 by the Mob and Crass
I like many other, felt the sad loss of Vi from the Poison Girls this week. Vi was an incredibly strong woman and performer and will be sadly missed.There’s a link to a beautiful piece about Vi from Penny here
I will be updating the pages over the next few months, so I have a call out to anyone who might have any rare Crass, fliers, posters, records etc that I haven’t posted on here to please scan them and let me post them, I would love a copy / scan of the loving magazine that the C.R,A,S,S Our Wedding flexi was advertised.
Also going back over the stats for the site the biggest single days visitors were 9210 and 16123 8th and 9th April 2013 which was the day of Margret Thatchers Death
Total Visits to date 1,234,456
Thanks for visiting
Pub. 14 February 2004 ISBN 1-904590-03-9 Published by Pomona Books
Friday 12 March 2004
Anyone who saw black-clad anarchist punks Crass play live, or took a cursory glance at their record sleeves, may be surprised that they considered their output to be songs of love rather than hate. It was easy to miss amidst the buzzsaw guitars and expletive-laden lyrics, but Crass never went about anything in an orthodox manner during their tenure as fomenters of dissent from 1977 to 1984. Living as a collective on the edge of Epping Forest, where growing organic vegetables was more important than tour schedules, Crass were on the end of a large amount of invective from the music press. This is why the likes of Garry Bushell and Tony Parsons come in for a fair bit of stick in this collection of the band’s lyrics set out as poetry and revealing which band member wrote which song. Previously the words were credited to the band as a whole, an important part of their “no celebrity” stance. Shorn of the music, the lyrics lose none of their power and act as an essential, insightful piece of social history. They also go a good way towards explaining how the band came to spawn the anti-globalisation and modern animal rights movements, as well as get up the nose of police, security services and politicians.
Update December 2012
Exit Stencil Press Gee and Pennys publishing house have produced a beautiful Hardback version of the book, Listed on the southern website as
Hardback, 304 pages, 12.7 x 19.5 cm. Litho printed, embossed heavy card cover bound with litho printed spine tape.
Love Songs is the book which compiles all of the words to all of the songs by Crass. Originally published by Pomona in 2004 as a paperback, and out of print for a couple of years and so we felt it was time for a resurrection. Love Songs seems a fitting endpoint to the Crassical Collection – the remastered and expanded CDs of Crass’ studio albums.
Photos curtesy of Southern.
There are still copies available from the southern web site
Flyer for the October 1980 Northern Tour, these were the last live gigs of 1980. Crass wouldn’t tour again until April 1981.