We here at Southern are proud to announce the unearthing of a rare artefact, the reissue of a long-lost album by the world’s oldest surviving Canadian punk band. Yes, the great-great-great-grandaddies of punk, NoMeansNo, and their stupendous masterpiece Worldhood Of The World (As Such).
The album was discovered in an underwater cave deep in the Canadian wilderness by a Mountie who was looking for some lost children. When he found the boxes containing the masters, the Mountie (not pictured, right) said that he at first believed he had found some unreleased Neil Young tapes. “I could not believe it when I realised they were actually NoMeansNo tapes,” he said, “And I couldn’t wait to tell my mother. She was so proud. She remembers her mother talking about going to actually see NoMeansNo play, back in the day.”
Steve Ignorant is off to the New Country tomorrow with his band of merry men and women. Steve is doing a tour called The Last Supper, which he says is his celebration of Crass, the band he founded in 1977 with Penny Rimbaud. None of the other members of Crass are involved, but all gave their blessing. Steve’s band includes Gizz Butt (Destructors, English Dogs, The Prodigy, The More I See), Spike Smith (Morrissey, Conflict, Killing Joke, the Damned), Bob Butler (Schwartzeneggar, The Tone), and Carol Hodge (Electraglide, Synko, Bad Taste Barbies). The set includes all of Ignorant’s favourite songs from the period 1977-1984, when he feels the band were at their peak, and before things “got a bit heavy and horrible” due both to external pressures on the band resulting from their political activism, and internal strain on the band personally after seven years of living and working together in such a demanding atmosphere.
All gigs are listed with ticket links below.
After these dates the band visit Australia and New Zealand in June and then the tour ends in London on 19th November, which according to Steve, is the last time he will ever sing Crass songs.