How a Punk Band Nearly Started World War III

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Vice has a great story about Crass, probably the most uncompromising punk band that ever existed.

Official government documents have just been released regarding one of the best things ever done by the only real punk band ever, Crass.Basically, in 1982, when the rest of punk had started playing sax, Crass created this piece of subversive décollage, splicing together recordings of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan to create a fake phone call between the conservative übermenschen.

It got pretty weird from there–especially when the KGB got involved.  Read the fulls story here.

Crass and forged Thatcher-Reagan conversation

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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