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PENNY RIMBAUD ON PUNK, PHILOSOPHY AND CRASS’ LEGACY

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SAVAGE UTOPIA Crass drummer, activist and philosopher Penny Rimbaud has endured and survived as an outsider of society throughout his life. Back in ’67 he drove his motorbike around the English countryside looking for an abandoned building to live in and found an old barn in Essex where he established[…]

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WHEN RAY GUN MET CRASS

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Change your fucking attitude. The first way of changing the world is changing your attitude to it. – Penny Rimbaud, Crass The revolution isn’t men behind guns its people saying; “Yeah, I can do that!” – Penny Rimbaud, Crass The firemen are striking; the high street is a ghost town.[…]

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REVIEW: SKA RARITIES – TREASURE ISLE

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SKA RARITIES: TREASURE ISLE (Trojan) Epically strong collection highlighting the founding fathers of ska. ★★★★★ This 3 CD set with 86 tracks in total includes Duke Reid, Stranger Cole, The Zodiacs, Basil Caral and Derrick Morgan among many others. It comes beautifully packaged in a bright 10-page booklet giving you[…]

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REVIEW: DESERT SESSIONS VOL 11 & 12

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DESERT SESSIONS VOLS. 11 & 12 (Matador) John Homme and all-star guests rip riot. ★★★☆☆ 16 years on from the last volume, Josh Homme and a fresh group of artists have recorded 8 inspired experimental tracks in the Cali desert including Carla Azar, Matt Berry, Les Claypool, Billy Gibbons, Mike[…]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ANTI-FLAG – 20/20 VISION

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ANTI-FLAG 2020 VISION (Spinefarm) Politically charged 12 album of uncompromising pop punk. ★★★☆☆ The four-piece are on their 12th album and its full throttle, guitar fuelled hardcore pop punk. If it was released in 2003 they’d be the biggest band in the world. Honest and engaging with an abrasive vocal[…]

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