A lovely bloke and great pictures.
Rebellion is one of my favourite all ages indoor festival with 7 stages (including the Rebellion Introducing Stage), over 350 bands, art exhibition and tatooist it caters for everyone. But what makes this festival truly special is the Rebellion team/family that runs it and the people that come.
For me it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends from all over the world, listen to good music and make some new friends.
Excellent quality, 100% cotton Classic Fit Polo with embroidered Crass symbol with double-stripe contrast tipping on collar and cuffs. Two button placket with black buttons. Contrast taped neck. Side vents. Twin needle stitching. Available in S – 3XL.
Both the embroidery of the Crass symbol and the ‘Steve Ignorant’ label are done in the UK. Your order will be posted in a degradable poly mailer.
In December I did an interview with Matthew Hudson from ITV Anglia at the Birdcage. He has created two punk features which will be running on ITV Anglia coming Tuesday and Wednesday (9th & 10th January) at 6pm. I haven’t seen it myself but apparently I’ll appear in the first feature.
Looking forward to see both of them.
I did play with Crass in Norwich but can’t remember the venue, in 2015 I played with Slice Of Life at The Owl Sanctuary and in 2016 we played at the Birdcage. It’s a vibrant city and worth checking out the market with some fantastic vegan and veggie food stalls.
Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions “1977220174U” ltd edition live LP
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After much deliberation, rehearsal and nerves… Steve Ignorant and Paranoid Visions decided to celebrate Steve’s 40 years in the music industry with a special show at the wonderful Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, United Kingdom at 5.15pm August 5th 2017 on the 3000 capacity outdoor stage known as the Casbah. The set was regarded as one of the festivals highlights and the atmosphere, spirit of celebration and general love in the air was something that took everyone by surprise….
Included in the set for the first time officially in many years was material from Crass, mixed with Stratford Mercenaries, Conflict, Dirt, Poison Girls, Flux of Pink Indians and the bands own material nestling together showing a 40 year spread of material Steve has been associated with.. or just adored!
As luck would have it, somebody bootlegged the entire set, and as even more luck would have it the sound captured was fantastic and really captured the feeling of being right there at the show… at the front… which is exactly where he was. Even more luck strikes when Crass collaborator and the man behind the re-masters of the Crass albums volunteered to spend many hours improving the sound.
And so here it is…. a limited edition, numbered 1 – 500, RED vinyl with insert and download “official bootleg” release
track listing is…
DO THEY OWE US A LIVING
JOIN THE DOTS
BANNED FROM THE ROXY
WHERE IS LOVE?
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
WHAT A SHAME
NO MORE RUNNING
BIG A LITTLE A
I’m really pleased to announce that I’ll be back with Slice Of Life at Rebellion next year . Thank you all for supporting us and coming to see us this year. It was great to see you all. Check out the photos taken by Simon Balaam.
A special set celebrating 40 years shouting down a microphone and remembering some of the very special people we lost this year.
Thank you all so much for your ongoing support over the years. Even if you were not there on the day you still were very much a part of it.
It’s great to see all the footage and many photos that have been taken.
STEVE IGNORANT WITH PARANOID VISIONS – Casbach Stage 5.8.2017 Rebellion Copyright © Kilco 2017, https://www.facebook.com/Punk.cz
Posted by Dušan Kilčo Matějček on Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Photos taken by Simon Balaam
I had no idea when I chased off some skinheads that were having a go at an Asian punk at our Crass gig in Birmingham that I would meet him again at the Louder Than Words Festival in Manchester, November 2014 when I was interviewed by John Robb.
One of the things I mentioned during that interview was that I’d always wanted a tailor made suit and could never afford it. Afterwards Upender came up to me and said: “I’ll make you a suit”. I jumped at the chance and during my visits to his Bolton Mill, where he designs and makes clothing for one of his labels Liberty Freedom, we got to know each other really well and have been close friends ever since.
Upender was born and raised in Birmingham City in the 70s. He would hang out at gigs and clubs as one of the only Asians who would go to punk venues, for him punk was all embracing; linking music, political thought and lifestyle. He, as so many others, would wear clothes not in a ‘conventional’ way but customising old work-wear and Army Surplus clothing (because it was cheap to buy).
He still considers himself to be a “punk” as he still holds the same values and principles.
I’m incredibly grateful and happy to say that Upender has designed a ‘Steve Ignorant’ label that will be in all my T-shirts & hoodies and also designed the latest T-shirts TO THE STARS . . . . . AND BACK.
Keep an eye out for some new traditional designs later in the year.