Steve Ignorant presents CRASS songs: The Last Supper

Steve Ignorant presents CRASS songs: The Last Supper

Goldblade, All or Nothing H.C., Informal Society, Holokaust

Sat, April 30, 2011

7:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA



Steve Ignorant presents CRASS songs: The Last Supper
Steve Ignorant presents CRASS songs: The Last Supper
Steve Ignorant (born Steve Williams in 1957) is a singer and artist. He co-founded the anarcho-punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977. After Crass stopped performing in 1984, he has worked with other groups including Conflict, Schwartzeneggar, The Stratford Mercenaries, Current 93 (under the name Stephen Intelligent), US punk band Thought Crime, as well as being an occasional solo performer.
He is also a sculptor, and has worked as a traditional Punch and Judy performer using the name Professor Ignorant. In recent years he has developed an interest in the history of traditional east London music hall performance. On 24 and 25 November 2007 he performed Crass's entire Feeding of the 5000 live at the Shepherds Bush Empire, United Kingdom, backed by a band of selected guests. Other members of Crass were not involved in these concerts. "I acknowledge and respect Steve's right to do this", Penny Rimbaud said, "but I do regard it as a betrayal of the Crass ethos" Ignorant had a different view: "I don't have to justify what I do. (...) Plus, most of the lyrics are still relevant today. And remember that three-letter word, 'fun'?"
In 2010 Ignorant announced plans to do a tour called The Last Supper, performing Crass songs from the period 1977-1982. In August 2010 Steve and Penny Rimbaud took to the stage together to be interviewed by John Robb on the literacy stage at the Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, England where they informed the large crowd that Penny has now given Steve his blessing to perform Crass material live.
The Garage, London. Friday 24th May 2002
Kerrang! - June 8th
by Stevie Chick

Ten seconds into the timebomb-ticking intro to 'Black Elvis' we realise, f**k, just how we've missed Gold Blade. Oh sure, there's been all manner of snakeoil salesmen beefing soul 'n' R&B up with überdecibelic guitar pain in their absence, and the Detroint garage renaissance was anticipated by the Blades's lamé-flecked devotionals. But no-one else delivers rock's gospel as surely, as totally, as Brother John Robb. His restless spirit courses through the urgency of the 'Blade's glamour-drenched strut: the sense that every moment of your life is all-or-nothing, to be lived to the utmost, and that rock 'n' roll can be your fuel, your salvation, our reason for living.
And with rock 'n' roll as sweet as this, who'd doubt him? Yowling over a re-tuned Gold Blade, Robb delivers old favourites (the oily sin of 'Hairstyle') and future classics ('Who Was The Killa?') with equal, utter conviction, a prodigal figurehead for a ragtag generation of true believers. Come join the congregation.
All or Nothing H.C.

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Venue Information:
The Glass House
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766