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Shibboleth My Revolting Life 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 serious

  • Title: Shibboleth: My Revolting Life
  • Author: Penny Rimbaud
  • ISBN: 9781873176405
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shibboleth: My Revolting Life By Penny Rimbaud, 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 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.

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    1. Fans of Crass will know that besides producing noisy punk songs with great lyrics, the band also recorded a few sprawling ambient works overlaid with spoken word It s not surprising then, that the band had at least one member who wrote for the page as well as the microphone This member was drummer J J Ratter, who took the stage name of Penny Rimbaud.This book is very loosely an autobiography, interspersed with a few fiction pieces and a bit of self reflective waffle Ratter s life has been very i [...]

    2. I am a slow reader, I read too many books at once If I don t have my current book I pick up another one This book is a fairly simple read in the beginning As it progresses it begins to incorporate poetry, which at a glance seems random and needs to be read a few times I am currently fascinated with communal living and find this to be a realistic reflection of what that looks like It also reflects on the state of true anarchy and pacifism, which both also fascinate me.In the end this book is sad [...]

    3. The book is stunning I started reading it and I found myself reading it out loud to mouth such beautiful writing and rest on the pauses to take it in There is a lot to take in And sometimes it hurts Penny Rimbaud s revolting life is exactly that Insurrectionist and, at times, quite repulsive But always beautiful in an often sad, poignant kind of way His words and stories are wounding The turn of events and the turn of phrases in his book are at times so sharp, so to the point, they are like the [...]

    4. Crass was single handedly one of the greatest punk rock bands, and one of the greatest political creative projects of all time This book is a great read and details the life of Jeremy Ratter aka Penny Rimbaud An upper middle class poet writer drummer who created an open door house in Essex, England where Crass took form This book also includes a history of the band as well as some really cool essays that shaped much of Crass songs the original essay Rocky Eyed , which is included in this book, w [...]

    5. Not just about Wally Hope and the free festival as the back of the book suggests but a view on politics , the anarcho punk movement and communal living as well as the odd bit of prose thrown in.A great read I m a fan of the idea of CRASS than much of the music but certainly this led to me dusting off the old vinyl

    6. This isn t so much a music book, but it is penned by Penny Rimbaud This is at times a strange read, but a good one It s quick and interesting The author s dedication to anachism is obvious throughout this text Interesting stuff.

    7. Memoir of the author and Crassnd of essential if you are a punk, but I wasn t very fond of him, and the novel he wrote was terrible.

    8. Some explanation of what inflluenced Crass and Penny Rimbaud in particular He is one of the most complex characters I ve ever come across but was still left wanting to know about the guy

    9. Good in places before meandering into rather odd fiction and general waffle in others Was left feeling with a sense of disappointment as too many stones left unturned.

    10. A disturbing, but often enjoyable autobiography part memoir, part band history, interspersed with challenging radical political rhetoric and excerpts of poetry It s a quick read for anyone remotely interested in Penny as a person or artist, though not always an easy one Penny has a habit of revisiting themes that he seems to have already explored thoroughly elsewhere in the book and apparently others Due to, or perhaps, despite his time in Crass, he also seems to be most comfortable plying his a [...]

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