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Max Bode

More sad news I’m afraid – Max Bode, one of my closest friends and the inspiration behind the song ‘Diffrability’ passed away Friday 1st November 2019 at the age of 25.

Listen for free on spotify to Diffrability: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5cfgbqj0YowAIiw0EkIGGQ

He always had a smile on his face and whenever we got together we’d always have a great laugh at the expense of those straights who couldn’t see past his wheelchair. Fucking lovely bloke and will be missed by many.

Max you’re not insignificant

You were not so uniform

I’m proud to have known you

And glad that you weren’t of the norm

All My love

Steve

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This is the video animation that he created in 2015 of the song ‘The Way Things Are’

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Dave King

I’m absolutely gutted to have to tell you that Dave King, who designed the Crass symbol in 1977, has died. He was a bloody good mate and I’ll miss him.

My thoughts and arms reach out to Dionne, his soulmate of many years. But we can all take comfort in the knowledge that a part of Dave is emblazoned on people’s bodies all over the world.

See you later Dave. You’ll never be forgotten. Here’s to you mate.

Steve, 19th October 2019

Exhibition of Dave King in 2013 at Needles And Pens to compliment his book ‘Secret History Of The Crass Symbol’
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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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Rebellion 2018 – photographs by Simon Balaam

Simon is a published freelance concert photographer. His new book ‘Punks Not Dead’ is now available via his website https://www.simontakes.photos/

Here’s a selection of some of his superb black & white photos.

The lovely and very talented Carol Hodge.

The superb guitar play of the Pete’s.

Pete Wilson on acoustic guitar.

Pete Rawlinson on bass.

I love the way Simon captured the light.

https://www.instagram.com/simontakesphotographs/

Facebook @simontakesphotographs

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Rebellion 2018 – photographs by Dick Slaughter

A lovely bloke and great pictures.

Carol Hodge

Getting in character.

Great sound at the Opera House.

 

Pete Wilson and Pete Rawlinson.

Loved it.

Thank YOU.

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Rebellion 2018 – Thank You

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.

Here some pics of the many many people I met.

Biff of Sick On The Bus, me and Peter Jones of     Paranoid Visions

Jamie and me trying to look cool 🙂

Always a pleasure to meet up again.

Lovely people.

We had a laugh and a cry.

Selfie!!

His arm didn’t stop him coming to Rebellion and having a good time.

Dave and me.

Cheers.

Father and son.

Looking good.

Quick photo.

Lovely person and great polo shirt 🙂

Good to see Spike and his son Joe again.

Steve Whale and me.

Stu and me.

We are totally up for it.

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BRDCST 2018 – photos by Simon Balaam

Simon is a south-east UK based photographer who has in the last two years photographed many shows and festivals from many different genres. Apart form being a great photographer he is also a really kind guy.

Backstage, finalising the set list.

            

Getting organised.

Click on the link for shots of the show                                                                                                     https://www.simontakes.photos/home/2018/4/12/steve-ignorants-slice-of-life-live-in-brussels

Simon has published a book of his work that was exhibited in London.                                     https://www.simontakes.photos/home/2018/4/18/punks-not-dead

Simon and me at Rebellion.

https://www.simontakes.photos/home/2018/2/18/steve-ignorant-at-the-100-club

Instagram @simontakesphotographs

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BRDCST 2018 – photos by Bénédicte Dacquin

Bénédicte DACQUIN

is a photographer (working in black and white film) specialized in concert photos and artists portraits. She is particularly interested in protest and the popular voice in art.

Here are the links to get an idea of her work:

benedictedacquin.com
https://www.facebook.com/benedicte.dacquin.35