Steve Ignorant – in conversation – Brussels – 24 March 2016
For the first Wonder Talk of BRDCST, Steve Ignorant comes to chat about his life before, during and after Crass.
Ignorant is often – and rightly – considered to be the godfather of punk. He was also the one to, together with kindred spirit Penny Rimbaud, establish the extremely influential DIY anarcho-punk band Crass. It existed from 1977 to 1984 and released classics like Stations Of The Crass, The Feeding Of The 5000 and Christ The Album. Their music was uncompromising and anarchistic but always extremely well thought out. As a result, their albums still sound fiercely relevant.
His biography The Rest Is Propaganda was published in 2010, but is no longer to be found. Or is it? But then you’d pay at least £100 for it. Or maybe even more: we found a seller on eBay who brazenly asks US$300. Very un-punk, and so Steve Ignorant decided to start a publishing house himself – Dimlo Productions – and will reissue the book in 2016.
Conversation will be guided by Kurt Overbergh, AB’s artistic director. He will receive assistance from Cocaine Piss frontwoman Aurélie Poppins.
Admittance is free of charge and without registration but seats are limited, so be here on time!
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The Rainbow Courtyard, 160 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham
Support from Scrotum, Richard Gulang, Indecent Assaults, S.M.U.T, Headsticks
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Rigger Rock Venue, Marsh Parade, ST5 1BT Newcastle under Lyme
Support from Headsticks, Static Kill, Doozer McDooze
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Foremans bar, 13-15 Foremans Street, Nottingham NG1 4AA
Support from Headsticks and Static Kill