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Crass

Crass are an English punk rock band that was formed in 1977, which promoted anarchism as a political ideology, way of living, and as aresistance movement. Crass popularised the seminal anarcho-punk movement of the punk subculture, and advocated direct action, animalrights, and environmentalism. The band both utilised and advocated a DIY punk ethic approach, producing sound collages, graphics, albums,and films. Crass also criticised mainstream culture and attempted to subvert it with messages promoting feminism, anti-racism, anti-war, andanti-globalisation.

Crass practiced "direc ...read more

Crass are an English punk rock band that was formed in 1977, which promoted anarchism as a political ideology, way of living, and as aresistance movement. Crass popularised the seminal anarcho-punk movement of the punk subculture, and advocated direct action, animalrights, and environmentalism. The band both utilised and advocated a DIY punk ethic approach, producing sound collages, graphics, albums,and films. Crass also criticised mainstream culture and attempted to subvert it with messages promoting feminism, anti-racism, anti-war, andanti-globalisation.

Crass practiced "direct action" by spray-painting stencilled graffiti messages around the London Underground system and on advertisingbillboards, coordinating squats, and organising political action. The band also expressed its ideals by dressing in black, military surplus-styleclothing, and using a stage backdrop which amalgamated several "icons of authority" including the Christian Cross, the swastika, the UnionFlag, and an Ouroboros.

The band were critical of punk subculture itself, as well as wider youth culture in general. Crass promoted the type of anarcho-pacifism thateventually became more common in the punk music scene (see anarcho-punk). They are also considered involved with the art punk genre, dueto their use of tape collages, graphics, spoken word releases, poetry and improvisation. « hide

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LPs
Acts Of Love (Fifty Songs To My Other Self)
1985

2.8
3 Votes
Yes Sir, I Will
1983

3.7
19 Votes
Christ: The Album
1982

3.4
29 Votes
Penis Envy
1981

3.9
67 Votes
Stations of the Crass
1980

4
60 Votes
The Feeding of the 5000
1978

3.8
99 Votes
Compilations
Best Before 1984
1986

4.1
4 Votes

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