Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions announce ‘The Height of Ignorance’ EP…

When it was announced in 2013 that Steve Ignorant, former vocalist with arguably the most important underground band of the past 40 years and the biggest DIY punk rock band in history, Crass, had joined forces with the Irish cult legends Paranoid Visions the reaction was one of bemusement, surprise and in many cases suspicion.

The two artists had hit it off during support slots on Steve’s Last Supper tour with Paranoid Visions being huge admirers and Steve enjoying the organised chaos and enthusiastic attitude of the band. The resulting EP (if Ignorance is bliss) and LP (when…?) (LTW Review) were frankly fantastic, and garnered rave reviews worldwide and very impressive sales.

Three years later the collaboration have returned with a follow up to both. Strategically titled “The Height of Ignorance” – the EP is a very limited edition 6 track 10” red vinyl release with CD included. Two packages are available, with the option of ordering a T-Shirt bearing the EP artwork.


West One (a cover of the classic Ruts track)
Needles in the Nursery
Strange Girl (a reworking of the band;s 1984 anthem about the tragic story on a Anne Lovett)
Hands (a reworking of Steve’s track from the Schwartzeneggar days)
War (remixed by Rat Scabies)

Available exclusively on both the Steve Ignorant and Paranoid Visions websites in July (pre-orders available now)

An alternate mix by Steve of the bands cover of the Ruts track “West One (shine on me)” is also available on an exclusive download with all proceeds going to the Sea Palling Lifeboats (a percentage of profits from the EP is also going to the charity)

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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