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The new Banalists

Crass drummer and key driving force behind the band that fought the law and won; Crass, has been getting involved in a new project as reported on the Southern records website

Penny is involved on ‘Mammon’ taken from

crass, killing joke
The new Banalists

‘The Politics of Envy’ – the new project from Mark Stewart from The Pop Group who claims that his new project as “We the new banalists, have formed an orchestra to proclaim our manifesto”

The New Banalists Orchestra consists of

JOHN SINCLAIR – ex MC5 manager
MARK STEWART – The Pop Group
YOUTH – Killing Joke
DAVID TIBET – Current 93

Digital Download Album £4.99 available from 25th July – (pre-order now for delivery on the 25th)

Purchasers of the new edition of The Idler ”“ No.44 ‘Mind Your Business’ (also includes Penny Rimbaud’s latest essay, “Birth of a Notion ”“ A Thousand And One Ways To Forget Yourself”) can download the album for free.

Six truly amazing tracks featuring:

1. Penny Rimbaud: Mammon
2. Mark Stewart: Politics of Envy
3. Zodiac Youth: Reality is a Construct
4. David Tibet: Conspiracy Born
5. John Sinclair: Testify
6. Youth: Seattle

With contributions from Eve Libertine (ex-Crass), Keith Levine (PiL) and Howard Marks (‘Mr Nice’). Music by Youth & Michael Rendall. Penny also guests on the title track featuring Mark Stewart.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. we might add that mister sinclair currently is the head of radio free amsterdam –

    this is sort of a supergroup of some of my favorite artistes –


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