Category Archives: Crass

Penny Rimbaud gigs in Montreal and London

Penny Rimbaud is on the loose again, with two June gigs, one on either side of the Atlantic!

FESTIVAL SUONI PER II POPOLO - SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2012

The Suoni Per II Popolo in Montreal, Canada is a community based music festival which presents local and international musicians performing in a variety of styles such as free jazz, improvisation, avant rock, noise and 20th century classical work.

Penny Rimbaud and Louise Elliott will play and perform with the dance company We R Dying 2 Kill U.

Doors open 8pm with two sets of 45 minutes at Sala Rossa.

Sala Rossa
4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal, Québec
(514) 284-0122

Penny is also holding a workshop on 12th June from 1pm to 3pm at Casa del Popolo.
Full details from the festival website.

The Vortex – 27th June

Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment presents Reason Veils the Absurd. Following a five year recluse in the metaphorical woodshed, Rimbaud returns to the Vortex on a quarterly residency feeling ‘none the wiser and all the better for it’. Expect a heady mix of musings, magnificence, nonsense, improv, outprov, fusion, confusion, poetry and jazz. Standing (and oftimes falling) at the forefront of the neo-romantic avant-garde, Rimbaud is joined this evening by co-conspirators Eve Libertine (vox), Charles Webber (signal generators), Louise Elliott (sax’n’flute), Kate Shortt (cello), Jennifer Maidman (bass), Gene Calderazzo (drums) and Gee Vaucher (visuals).

You can ignore them, but, thank the Lord, they won’t go away.’ Vice Magazine.

Oh dear, they’re at it again.’ Jazz Weakly.

Doors open 8ish. Tickets £8.

Vortex
11 Gillett Square
Dalston
London N16 8AZ. Tel: 0207 254 4097.
nearest rail: Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction

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Consummatum Est

Now that all six of the original Crass albums have been reissued on CD for the Crassical Collection, we are able to fit together the pieces of the puzzle that make up the Crass symbol from the covers.

The symbol is from a photographer of one of Crass drummer Penny Rimbaud’s old bass drum heads.

And if you like, you can also hang it on your wall, by way of a poster designed by the band’s artist Gee Vaucher.

We’d like to thank Crass fan Alan Jones for suggesting it!

Available for pre-order now in the Southern shop.

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Ten Notes On A Summer’s Day

And so we arrive at number six in the series of re-releases of Crass’ now classical albums remastered and with additional related material. This edition includes the original Crass album plus additional tracks featuring Eve Libertine, Hit Parade, A-Soma and Penny Rimbaud, and comes with a specially designed fold-out poster and an illustrated booklet containing lyrics and contextual notes.

Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day – The Swansong.  Recorded at Southern Studios Winter 1984–Summer 1985.

From the liner notes by Penny Rimbaud:

“Just as throughout our seven years’ existence as a punk band we had made concerted efforts to avoid specific political pigeonholing (‘left wing, right wing, you can stuff the lot’), so, musically, we attempted to push the barriers, always avoiding the obvious. In one respect alone we were absolutely consistent; our inconsistency. If the essentially rowdy Feeding of the Five Thousand and Stations Of The Crass had established Continue reading

Sheep Farming

I was really scared at that point. Firstly, I didn’t want to be involved in party politics, but I also felt that if I was becoming too much of a nuisance for the Government, it wouldn’t take too much for me to just disappear one night.

- Steve Ignorant on the events surrounding the release of the Crass single Sheep Farming In The Falklands, The Independent

Read the full article about protest songs in The Independent.