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Shibboleth: My Revolting Life

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Publisher Comments:

The extraordinary autobiography of Jeremy John Ratter, a.k.a. Penny Rimbaud, founder, lyricist, and drummer of Crass, a band unique in the history of rock 'n' roll. Crass took the idealism of punk seriously. When Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten screamed "No Future" the challenge was taken. In the space of seven short years, from 1977 to their breakup in 1984, Crass almost single-handedly breathed life back into the then moribund peace and anarchist movements. They birthed a huge underground network of do-it-yourself activism, fanzines, record labels, activist action groups, and concert halls. While remaining on their own independent record label, and steadfastly refusing any interviews with the major press, they managed to sell literally millions of records. Their political "pranks" included the now infamous "KGB tapes," trumpeted among others, on the front page of the New York Times, and the duping of Total Loving magazine into including a Crass song (ranting against the patriarchy of marriage) as the "perfect song to play on your wedding day." In this book, Penny takes us from his strict lower-middle class childhood and his experiences in art school to the Crass years, the hippies, and Free Festivals, including the now legendary, illegal Stonehenge Festival, of which Rimbaud was a cofounder.

Shibboleth also includes, for the first time, the full story of Wally Hope—"The Last of the Hippies," close friend of Rimbaud, cofounder of the Stonehenge Festival, and who was murdered by the State while incarcerated in a mental institution.

Synopsis:

Memoir. Penny Rimbaud ( J.J. Ratter) was at the core both of the hippie and of the punk movement in Britian. In SHIBBOLETH he takes a critical look at his past and comes up with a tentative prediciton for his future. The shadows are still there... but this book is a reaching for the light that is our birthright. That light is our future. It is, in the end maybe, our only Hope---C.J. Stone.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781873176405
Author:
Rimbaud, Penny
Publisher:
AK Press
Author:
Ratter, J. J.
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Punk
Subject:
Punk rock music
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Punk
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
My Revolting Life
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.9 x 4 x 0.7 in 8 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Punk
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Biography » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 344 pages AK Press - English 9781873176405 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Memoir. Penny Rimbaud ( J.J. Ratter) was at the core both of the hippie and of the punk movement in Britian. In SHIBBOLETH he takes a critical look at his past and comes up with a tentative prediciton for his future. The shadows are still there... but this book is a reaching for the light that is our birthright. That light is our future. It is, in the end maybe, our only Hope---C.J. Stone.
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