'There is No Authority but Yourself': The Individual and the Collective in British Anarcho-Punk

  title={'There is No Authority but Yourself': The Individual and the Collective in British Anarcho-Punk},
  author={Richard K. Cross},
  journal={Music and politics},
  • R. Cross
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • History
  • Music and politics
The heartfelt conclusion to the fifth studio album by seminal British anarchist punk band Crass urges the listener to take up the challenge of personal freedom and responsibility. The exhaustion of vocalist Eve Libertine’s delivery serves to emphasis both the sincerity and desperation of the message. Taken in isolation, such a stark declaration of the “primacy of the individual” might suggest that the concern of anarchist punk began and ended with the agency of the single person. And yet, there… 

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