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What’s the story behind the book’s Cover?

Book review by Dolf for TRUST magazine.

References – Steve Ignorant with Matthew Worley

Lets start with the final question: „ Steve, what‘s the story behind the book‘s cover?“ „One of my favourite paintings is called Grande Odalisque by Ingres. There‘s always been controversy about it, this woman lying on her side but the spine is too long for the human torso. Couple of years ago now, I was in the pub in Sea Palling and there‘s a woman called Caroline who lives there. Now, she‘s got a different ability – a difability – if I can put it that way: she walks differently to me or you. And she was standing at the bar and I looked over and was like, ‚my god, that‘s Odalisque‘, so I asked her if she‘d mind having a photo taken. She said ‚yes‘ and that‘s why she‘s on the cover.

La Grande Odalisque

Now that this is out of the way lets focus on the rest, a book about Steve‘s lyrics. After a foreword by The Shend follows a conversation between Steve Ignorant and Matthew Worley. They talk about Steve‘s songs, the lyrics, what they mean, when they were written, why and how. It starts of with „Do they owe us a living?“ that was a Crass song, followed by 39 more songs, some of them Crass, others for Conflict, Schwartzeneggar, Stratford Mercenaries and his current band Slice of Life. For fans who want to know behind the scenes storys and anecdotes this is a great source, it is loosened with photos and original script. The reader finds out a lot about the person Steve Ignorant, where he is coming from and where he is at nowadays. In parts very interesting read, mixes with trivial and entertainment. 160 pages, 14,99 £ (Dolf)

Dimlo Productions Norfolk, www.steveignorant.com

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THE IGNORANT TOUR (CRASS)

The IGNORANT TOUR is happening, already planning & rehearsing. I’ll be performing CRASS songs with Jay Bagnall (drummer), Carol Hodge (vocals & keys), Pete Rawlinson (bass guitar) and Pete Wilson (lead guitar).

Tickets are selling fast. London is nearly sold out.
TICKET LINKS for THE IGNORANT TOUR
London https://www.the100club.co.uk/events/the-ignorant-tour/
https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-ignorant-tour
Scotland Calling https://www.seetickets.com/…/sco…/o2-academy-glasgow/1404352

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S.A.D.

Today is the perfect day for the song S.A.D. it will be released on our new album DON’T TURN AWAY in August.


Anyone that has suffered a loss or has to deal with depression and/or despair YOU are not alone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3eVyxFQE9Y

PHOTOS BY JOE FOX
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DON’T SAY IT, SPRAY IT

To celebrate the fact that One Little Indian are now distributing the Crass Catalogue on behalf of Crass Records, they handed out free Crass Stencils. Here are just a few photos of the results. What did you do with your stencil?

David Allder used the free stencil from One Little Indian on Amy’s shed and made his own stencil of the Anarchy & Peace symbol.
Photo taken of Nigel Adams at 17 in his bedroom.
Photo from Michael O’Neill
Sydney Opera House – photoshopped by Min Stokes
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CRASS remastered albums reviewed.

One Little Indian Records is now distributing the Crass Catalogue on behalf of Crass Records.

The albums have been remastered by Alex Gordon and Penny Rimbaud at Abbey Road Studios as close as possible to the sound of the original release “as it was in the beginning”

Review by The Arts Desk: https://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/reissue-cds-weekly-crass

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FREE FLEXI – ‘FIRST’N’LAST’

Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud perform ‘Do They Owe Us a Living’ in 1977 at Dial House rehearsal room and 2011 at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire – SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, DO THEY OWE US A LIVING? OF COURSE THEY FRIGGIN DO!!!! Got 10p to spare?

Available on Record Store Day Saturday 13th April.

Participating Stores:

Rough Trade WEST
Rough Trade EAST
Rough Trade BRISTOL
Rough Trade NOTTS
Specialist Subject -BRISTOL
All Ages – LONDON
Eel Pie Records – LONDON
World.of Echo – LONDON
Stranger than Paradise – LONDON
Probe – LIVERPOOL
Action – PRESTON
Piccadilly – MANCHESTER
Groucho – DUNDEE
Pie and Vinyl – SOUTHSEA
Sound it out – TEESIDE
Bear Tree – SHEFFIELD
Truck – OXFORD
Reflex – NEWCASTLE
Spillers – CARDIFF
Monorail – GLASGOW
Rockaboom – LEICESTER
Jumbo – LEEDS
Banquet – KINGSTON

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Crass Records

I am pleased to announce that One Little Indian Records will now be distributing the Crass Catalogue on behalf of Crass Records.

The albums have been remastered by Alex Gordon and Penny Rimbaud at Abbey Road Studios as close as possible to the sound of the original release “as it was in the beginning”.

From 17th May: Feeding Of The Five Thousand (The Second Sitting) is available on CD & Single Black Vinyl. Stations Of The Crass is available on CD & Double Black Vinyl. Christ The Album is available on Double CD & Double Black Vinyl. Best Before 1984 is available on Double CD & Double Black Vinyl.

From 14th June: Yes Sir I Will is available on CD & Single Black Vinyl. Penis Envy is available on CD & Single Black Vinyl. Ten Notes On A Summer’s Day is available on CD & Single Black Vinyl.

You will be able to pre-order them from One Little Indian or you can wait a little bit longer and buy it from me.

THE CRASSICAL COLLECTION

Is available on CD.


The albums have been remastered by Alex Gordon and Penny Rimbaud at Abbey Road Studios as close as possible to the sound of the original release “as it was in the beginning”.

CD’s will ship on 19th July. You can pre-order them from One Little Indian or buy them directly from me nearer the time.

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DON’T TURN AWAY TOUR

Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life will be starting their Tour in April and will be playing songs from their new album ‘DON’T TURN AWAY’ that will be released later this year.

IGNORANT’S SLICE OF LIFE TOUR: DON’T TURN AWAY

APRIL

4 Devonshire Arms, Cambridge

5 Music Hall, Ramsgate

6 Lewes Con Club, Lewes

18 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

19 The Rigger, Newcastle-under-Lyme

20 The Maze, Nottingham

21 Dementia Aware Fest at Dolls House, Abertillery

JULY

4 Katie Fitzgeralds, Stourbridge

5 Old Cinema Laundarette, Durham

8 Dog And Parrot, Eastwood

25 Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester

26 The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading

27 The Riviera in Boscombe, Bournemouth

28 BESTIVAL, Lulworth Estate

AUGUST

1-4 REBELLION, Blackpool

More dates tbc

Rebellion – Photo taken by Simon Balaam

Steve Ignorant further info/links
https://www.facebook.com/steveignorantofficial
https://www.facebook.com/SteveIgnorantSliceoflife

www.steveignorant.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCprIHUk5qLGbQ-y19AzuWDA

https://twitter.com/steveigs

https://instagram.com/steve_ignorant/

Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life new song S.A.D. Steve: “Anyone that suffers from depression or S.A.D. will probably recognise what I’m talking about. Hope it helps people to know that they are not alone.”              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3eVyxFQE9Y

Gig review: https://louderthanwar.com/steve-ignorant-and-slice-of-life-the-salty-dog-northwich-live-review/

Check out Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Live on Iggy Pop’s BBC 6 radio show where he played Stretford Blue and SAD on 22nd July 2018 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b6ppqc

https://soundcloud.com/user-869655852/slice-of-life-your-day-will-come

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Three Dimensions Of Sound @ 100 Club, London 15th December 2018

Only 4 weeks to go before Slice Of Life (postpunk kitchen sink music that kicks you in the gut) hits the stage with The Cravats (a sax-riddled dada punk combo) and Rubella Ballet (a powerful hit of vibrant colour in the punk world).
Limited signed posters, designed by The Shend, will be available at the gig.
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/283536992499743/