I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I performed a full Crass set at The Last Supper Tour. Here are some photos from when we were in Europe in October 2010.
On Sunday 10th November we played at the Breaking Barriers Festival at Het Depot in Leuven, Belgium and absolutely loved it. Great venue, superb sound and lovely people.
Photos by Manu Gambier
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
(Image by Dod Morrison)
This is an interview I did with Punk 77 just before the Feeding gigs at Shepherds Bush in 2007.
Very excited to announce our special guests at:
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds on 3rd April 2020
1) Interrobang? – http://interrobangband.co.uk/
2) Paul Carbuncle – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwPTvSB935I
The Newcastle Uni, Newcastle on 4th April 2020
1) In Evil Hour – https://www.facebook.com/InEvilHour/
Predators – https://youtu.be/e_o6Skv8CAU
2) GGALLAN Partridge – https://www.facebook.com/geegeeallan/
Ticket link for the shows: https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-ignorant-tour
Sid and Zillah (Rubella Ballet) Film Steve’s in his bedroom at Dial HouseCrass HQ in 1997 talks about how he started Crass with Penny, touring and releasing records with Crass. Other music projects, Punch & Judy etc. Everything un-cut just as it happened 20 years ago. (Very Funny) This is the director Un-Cut version never before seen in full length.
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
Scotland Calling https://www.seetickets.com/…/sco…/o2-academy-glasgow/1404352
First ever Crass gig at Huntley street, London. We only just started before they pulled the plug.
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.“
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