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Crass went down there intending to play in 1980 but it turned into a bloodbath. The Hell’s Angels decided they didn’t like the look of the punks so it just turned into a stupid night of violence.
Penny Rimbaud will be taking part in HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, in Hay from 22nd May - 1st June 2014. Bringing together world-leading scientists, musicians, philosophers and politicians including Roger Penrose, Bernard-Henri Levy, Laurie Penny, Charlotte Church, George Galloway, David Nutt, Katie Derham, Molotov Jukebox, Owen Jones, and Mr. Scruff for debates, talks, and wild parties, uncovers the uncovering the new heresies that might become the truths of the future. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey described the festival as a ‘world-leading’ forum of ideas, the Guardian says it is leading Britain back to 'big thinking', and the New Scientist hails it as 'a storming success'.
Penny's Events: 31st May - The Call of Silence From Cicero to Clinton, Shakespeare to Twitter, eloquence is power. But for some philosophers silence rather than speech is the means to approach the deepest puzzles. Might silence be the route to understanding and a better world? Or is this the reserve of saints, fools and madmen? Laurie Taylor goes in search of silence with author and former priest Mark Vernon, poet, musician and Crass founder Penny Rimbaud and philosopher of language Emma Borg. Laurie Taylor hosts.
31st May - Blowing in the Wind From Miley Cyrus to Pussy Riot, musicians promote themselves as heretics. Yet for all the taboo-smashing, outrageous misbehaviour and radical political advocacy, famous musicians live lifestyles of wealth and privilege. Is popular music a hypocritical and conservative force? Or does rock’n’roll have the power to change the world? Filmmaker Julien Temple, Jesus and The Mary Chain’s John Moore, Times columnist Tanya Gold, and founder of legendary punk outfit Crass Penny Rimbaud debate the radicalness of pop. Caspar Melville hosts.
A story of four parts.
Excellent interview with Penny Rimbaud of Crass, from a few years back. (Hello Russ! Nice to see you briefly there at the beginning.)
The last ever show of Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment will take place in London at the Vortex Jazz Club on Wednesday 4th December. Tiring, as he does, of any form of permanence, Penny is renaming his operations.