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Crass were an English band, formed in 1977 and based around Dial House, an open house community near Epping, Essex, England.

In contrast to the Sex Pistols 'anarchy', Crass' attitude was more directly influenced by libertarian socialist philosophy and anarchism's nineteenth century roots. In the process they promoted anarchism as a legitimate political ideology, way of living, and as a resistance movement, popularizing the seminal movement and touching on such overtly political issues as anti-consumerism, direct action… read more

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  • those basslines HOLY SHIT
  • One of the most consistently great and thought-provoking punk bands out there. Crass stand out alongside their peers because they refused to keep recording the same album over and over. Their first two albums sound kind of similar, but starting with Penis Envy, none of their recordings even sound like the work of the same band.
  • @negroid101 You're a dipshit. Crass rules.
  • best punk band in the world
  • @negroid: Your sister sucks... -_-
  • this band sucks
  • "there are still some great punk bands now but they are hard to find." <--- They really aren't, though. IDK how people manage to forget they have this wonderful tool that is the internet when they make comments like this using that very same tool. The only real "challenge" these days is deciding where to begin in an endless sea of possibilities. Sifting through a lot of digital crap can't really be called hard next to the old way of discovering new music through tape trades and mail order lists you couldn't "check out on youtube first" before ordering. At worst, sifting through it all can be time-consuming, but it's still light years faster than snail mail. Infinitely cheaper, too.
  • "Music died w/ disco" <--- Poison Girls, among others, were doing some pretty disco-as-fuck music at times that managed to be incredibly affecting, so I can't endorse this. Also, Giorgio Moroder is pretty cool, man. :|
  • how do i become them

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