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, 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.
Love Songs may seem to some an ironic title for the words of Crass, who are often dismissed as “angry shouty noise” by those Continue reading
Someday All The Adults Will Die: Punk Graphics 1971-1984, curated by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, provides a comprehensive overview of punk graphic design, highlighting imagery before, during and after the punk years, drawing upon previously unseen public and private archives and collections.
Punk and post-punk graphic design is illuminated by examples of homemade cassettes, fanzines, posters, handbills, records and clothing.
Highlights include original artworks by Gee Vaucher, Jamie Reid, Gary Panter, John Holmstrom and Penny Rimbaud alongside numerous anonymous artists.
The exhibition coincides with the publication of Punk: An Aesthetic by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, published by Rizzoli.
September 13 – November 4, 2012
Hayward Gallery, London
It’s a delight and simultaneous feeling of liberation to finally announce the release of Crass’ Christ, The Album LP reissue, which is now available for pre-order on the Southern web shop.
Released in 1982 with unplanned irony as the Falklands War raged on, Christ, The Album, another double vinyl half-studio/half-live release, once again aimed to take no prisoners. It’s controversial and boundary pushing style has been at the crux of critic and fan discussions for the years that followed, but admittedly received unquestionable respect and admiration. Harry Sword phrases it best: “Christ, The Album is too good for the TV punk documentaries, that’s why it’s still relevant and dangerous now.” Read his thoughts as the album marks it’s 30th year in the sonic ether.
“By 1981 Crass had been in existence for four tempestuous years. In that time we’d encouraged punk to grow from being no more than just another ‘great rock’n’roll swindle’ into a genuine movement for change. Anarchy had been rescued from the dusty libraries of academia and the equally dusty dreams of barstool bullshitters to become the catchword for a whole new generation of streetwise activists.” – Penny Rimbaud
Cut to new lacquers at Abbey Road studios from the untouched original analogue vinyl master, this double LP comes with the original book (“A Series Of Shock Slogans And Mindless Token Tantrums”), original poster and the addition of a download card giving you free access to an mp3 download of the album. All of the original tracks remain intact, including recording of their 1981 summer gig at the 100 Club in London, as well as other studio tracks, demos, radio broadcasts and cassette recordings, leaving no Crass gem unturned.
Available to pre-order from the Southern web shop now.
It is a pleasure to announce the second edition of Penny’s deeply profound series of poems from 2005-2007. Published by Bracketpress in association with Exitstencil Press, this issue comes in a sleek 144 page paperback book completely redesigned with a recently added new introduction from Penny Rimbaud.
“Whereas I might once have believed that the poems in this book represented the universal whole, I now consider them at best to be a description of a journey towards it, cartographic works whose value is in their articulation of process. May your journeys bring you to a deeper self.”
– Penny Rimbaud, Spring 2012
A very limited amount available now in our web shop.