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Punks Against Sweatshops release campaign video

Punk Ethics, a collective project promoting the progressive elements of the global punk scene, recently released a campaign video, “Punks Against Sweatshops,” after working with the anti-sweatshop campaign No Sweat.  The video features members of many punk bands discussing the issue of sweatshops and the contradictions of punk bands singing about social justice and then using sweatshop produced T-shirts for their merch.

You can check out the video, which features Jello Biafra, Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud from Crass, members of Propagandhi, The Rebel Riot and more, below.  If you want to get more involved, you can check out the Punk Ethics website here.

Carol Hodge (Folk, UK) Streams Album “Hold On To That Flame”

Manchester-based singer/songwriter Carol Hodge is allowing fans to stream her latest work. The record is titled Hold on to that Flame and features eleven piano-driven, socio-political tunes.

Carol’s latest efforts might not be the punkiest thing we’ve ever covered on Dying Scene but she did collaborate with Crass vocalist Steve Ignorant on his Last Supper world tour – that’s pretty “punk”, right? She also sang for disco-punk four-piece Bad Taste Barbies.

You can listen to Hold on to that Flame below. If you like it, get it bought! You can pick up physical copies from September 3. Pre-orders and digital downloads can be found at Chopback Music.

Crass discography added to Bandcamp

Looks like 30 years after their break up, the legendary anarcho-punk act Crass has joined the modern world. Or, considering that they’re, y’know, broken up, someone over at Southern Records has. With the exception of the band’s debut album, The Feeding of the 5000, and the band’s posthumous ‘best of’ singles collection, Best Before 1984, the band’s entire studio discography is available to stream and / or purchase for anywhere between $5 and $10 via Bandcamp. It’s perfect anyone who has been meaning to brush up on the 80’s anarcho scene in the UK.

You can listen to a stream of the band’s second album, Stations of the Crass below, or just take a look at the Bandcamp page here.

Documentary Stream: “The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk” (2007)

For those of you punk fans with not much to do this Saturday here’s a great way to entercate yourself.  It’s a full stream of the 2007 documentary “The Day The Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk”.

“A surge of popular interest in anarchism occurred during the 1970s in the UK following the birth of punk rock. However, while the early punk scene appropriated anarchist imagery mainly for its shock value, the band Crass expounded serious anarchist and pacifist ideas, and went on to become a notable influence in the burgeoning Anarcho-Punk movement.

Many anarcho-punks are supporters of issues such as animal rights, feminism, the anti-war movement, the antiglobalization movement, and many other social movements.

The story of the movement is told by some of the most influential performers, including; Penny Rimbaud (Crass), Colin Jerwood (Conflict), Colin & Kevin (Flux of Pink Indians) Dick Lucas (Subhumans), Zillah Minx (Rubella Ballet), Gary Buckley (Dirt), Steve Lake (Zounds), Mark Wallis (Liberty), Gee Vaucher (Crass), Dave Hyndman (Hit Parade), Rob Millar (Amebix), Rodney Relax (Alternative), Stringy & Snout (Erratics) and Gerard Evans (Flowers in the Dustbin).

The interview footage is laced with both audio and visual music performance, some extremely rare, from the main performers on the scene including – Crass / Conflict / Subhumans / Liberty / Toxic Waste / Chumbawamba / Sacrilege / Inner Terrestrials & many more.”

Watch it here.

Video Interview: Penny Rimbaud (Crass)

Former Crass drummer Penny Rimbaud recently sat down to talk at The NEXNE Music Convention in Stockton. During the interview, he discusses his  life, his time in the hugely influential anarcho-punk band, and what influenced both the band’s and his own personal politics.

You can watch the entire interview (over an hour!) right here.

Crass officially disbanded in 1984. All of their studio albums have been reissued between 2010 and 2012.

Random Cover Song: Jeffrey Lewis – “Do They Owe Us a Living?” (Crass)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.  We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs.  Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs.  Good or bad.  Intriguing or mundane.  We’ll let you be the judge.

Today we’ve got anti-folk artist (and comic book artist) Jeffrey Lewis tackling the anarcho classic “Do They Owe Us a Living?”, originally performed by Crass. The original appears on Crass’ first album, “The Feeding of the 5000”, released in 1978. Lewis’ rendition comes from his 2007 album “12 Crass Songs” which, as the title implies, is comprised entirely of Crass covers (12 to be exact) and it’s a great way to get all of your pretentious folk-listening friends to start listening to anarcho-punk. If they dig this song, you might get them to like the entire album!

You can check out both versions here.

Watch full documentary “CRASS: There Is No Authority But Yourself”

Someone has uploaded the entire documentary “CRASS: There Is No Authority But Yourself” about Legendary British anarcho-punk band Crass.

You can watch it in all its glory here.

The band last released “Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day” in 1985.

Video: Original Crass members perform together for the last time

Legendary British anarcho-punk band Crass has been defunct in its original state since, well, since before most of our readers were born. As you may know, Steve Ignorant, one of the band’s founding members, recently embarked on a tour entitled “The Last Supper.” The goal of this tour was for Ignorant to play many of Crass’s tunes live for the last time; to give them an appropriate swan song.

At the tour’s last show (November 19th at The Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London), Ignorant was joined on stage Crass co-founder Penny Rimbaud and early vocalist Eve Libertine for an emotional goodbye. Thanks to the magic of YouTube, we can all pretend we were there. Click here and enjoy Crass live, for the last time.

Steve Ignorant (Crass) announces Australian dates for “The Last Supper” tour

Steve Ignorant of Crass will be taking The Last Supper tour to Australia for a short run of dates in June.  What started in the UK last September was Ignorant “celebrating the period of Crass’ work with which he feels most closely aligned – the period when he feels the band were at their strongest, most productive and most hopeful.”  He will be performing with a full band (not other members of crass) which includes:

Gizz Butt (guitar – Destructors, English Dogs, Janus Stark, The Prodigy, The More I See)

Bob Butler (bass – The Tone, Schwartzneggar)

Spike T Smith (drums – The Damned, Conflict, Killing Joke, Morrissey)

Carol Hodge (vocals – Bad Taste Barbies, Synco, Electraglide)

For full dates click here and to get more information on the tour and when you can get your hands on tickets head on over to the New Noise Agency website.