Sunday, April 17, 2011

Steve Ignorant at Hits And Misses Friday April 22nd

Steve Ignorant at Hits and Misses Friday April 22nd:

Hits and Misses record shop is pleased to announce Steve Ignorant, legendary founding member of Crass, will drop by on Fri. April 22nd to talk about his book, The Rest Is Propaganda. He will read excerpts from his book, and then answer any questions from the audience, and hang around afterwards to sign books and chat. I hope some of you can come down and keep him company.

Hits and Misses is located at: 799 Queen Street West

It starts at 6pm and will finish around 7PM

About ‘The Rest is Propaganda’:
The Rest Is Propaganda is not, however, the story of the Crass. Rather, it is the story of a young boy who grew up on the streets of Dagenham, wearing Tuf shoes and holey jumpers, being railroaded to a life on the factory floor. This is the story of a lad who learned about life on on the terraces of Upton Park, in the pubs and clubs of East London, behind the counter of Wallis's supermarket, and why he left that all behind. It is the story of how Stephen Williams became Steve Ignorant. And what he did after.

Bio:

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. In 2010 Ignorant announced plans to do a tour called The Last Supper, performing Crass songs from the period 1977-1982 with largely the same band that performed with him at Shepherd's Bush, including Gizz Butt, Bob Butler and Spike Smith. 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.

In 2010 Southern Records published "The Rest Is Propaganda", Ignorant's autobiography.

Links:

Steve Ignorant’s website: http://steveignorant.co.uk/

Southern Records UK: www.southern.net/eu-shop/

‘The Rest is Propaganda’: http://crassahistory.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/the-rest-is-propaganda-steve-ignorant-and-steve-pottinger/