The Story of Crass
, by George Berger, is a history/biography of the punk rock band Crass, courtesy of PM Press. This is available to Canadians and possibly others in the Kobo store
, and to US persons at the Borders store
In-depth interviews with the main movers in the punk rock movement Crass members Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and Steve Ignorant detail the face of the revolution founded by these radical thinkers and artists.
When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rules by putting out their own records, films, and magazines and setting up a series of situationist pranks that were dutifully covered by the world's press. Not just another iconoclastic band, Crass was a musical, social, and political phenomenon: commune dwellers that were rarely photographed and remained contemptuous of conventional pop stardom.
As detailed in this history, their members explored and finally exhausted the possibilities of punk-led anarchy. This definitive biography of the band not only gives backstage access to their lives, philosophies, and the movement that followed, but also to never-before-seen photographs and rare dialogues.
If the Add to Library button at Borders gives you a technical error, you can get the book by using the Borders Desktop Reader to search for the book and select "download" from within the app. It'll be automatically be added to your library at the website, and after about a day or two there'll usually be an ePub download button also.