Class War #2 1983

Now is the time for every dirty lousy tramp to arm himself with a revolver or a knife and lie in wait outside the palaces of the rich and shoot or stab them to death as they come out

Published 24 June 1983 and including: Thatcher re-elected: five more years of this shit?, Red Action, Crass and pacifist punk, Northern Ireland, rioting tips, etc.

Submitted by Fozzie on January 31, 2024

Unnumbered, but named as issue 2 on page 127 of Ian Bone's "Bash The Rich".

PDF courtesy of Sparrows Nest Archive.

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westartfromhere

2 months 2 weeks ago

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 2, 2024

Crass commercialism is still commercialism.

westartfromhere

2 months 2 weeks ago

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 2, 2024

I am no Feeble Christ, not me! "He" hangs in glib delight upon "his" cross, above my body! "Christ, forgive!" Forgive?! Shit, fuck, I vomit for you, Jesu; shit forgive. Down now from your cross! Down now from your papal heights, from that churlish suicide, petulant child! Down from those pious heights, royal flag bearer, goat, billy! I vomit for you! Forgive?! Shit, "he" forgives! "He" hangs in crucified delight nailed to the extent of "his" vision! "His" cross, "his" manhood, violence, guilt, sin! "He" would nail my body upon "his" cross, suicide visionary, death reveller, rake, rapist, lifefucker; Jesu, earthmover, Christus, gravedigger! You dug the pits of Auschwitz! The soil of Treblinka is your guilt, your sin! Master?! Master of gore, enigma! You carry the standard of our oppression! Enola is your gaiety! The bodies of Hiroshima are your delight!

Still makes me chuckle. If only they could have come up with one good melody!

Fozzie

2 months 2 weeks ago

Submitted by Fozzie on February 2, 2024

I always remember a mate saying that a lot of Crass' tracks were like being told off by a posh teacher for not doing enough to prevent a nuclear holocaust happening.

To be fair, a lot of working class kids got into weirdo atonal music because of Crass, so the lack of tunes did something good.

westartfromhere

2 months 2 weeks ago

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 3, 2024

That's funny.

I'm a working class kid that started producing atonal music on the back of Crass, or in conjunction with it. It might have been better I stayed in the choir?

Fozzie

2 months 2 weeks ago

Submitted by Fozzie on February 3, 2024

Better to be more dialectical about it and crack on with the atonal choral music in my view!

westartfromhere

2 months 2 weeks ago

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 3, 2024

Sound advice

Fozzie, just had a recollection of a Class War vendor at the entrance to Victoria Park who had placed crowd barriers round his stall.

R Totale

2 months 2 weeks ago

Submitted by R Totale on February 5, 2024

Thought I had a pretty good knowledge of this stuff but this is my first time hearing of the Anti-Social Workers, any idea if they ever recorded anything? Anyone got any memories of them?
Oh, looks like there was some recorded output:
https://antisocialworkersariwa.bandcamp.com/album/punky-reggae-party

westartfromhere

2 months 2 weeks ago

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 5, 2024

Mad Professor (born Guyana, resident of South London) also notable for his critique of the medical nemesis: Schizophrenic Dub, Science and the Witchdoctor, Covid Illusion Dub, Herd Immunity.

westartfromhere

2 months 2 weeks ago

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 6, 2024

That Anti-Social Workers brought me to this, Anti Social Services | SESSIONS 001. A bit of fun!