Thursday, 11 February 2016


"Rub me out"
Year:    1983
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Crass Records
Format:    LP , CD
Tracks:    20
Time:    60 min.
Lyrical themes:    anarchism, pacifism
Genre:    rock
Style:           Punk           Jazz           Avantgarde

THE CRAVATS are a punk rock band originally from Redditch, England, founded in 1977 by Robin Dallaway (vocals, guitar) and The Shend (real name Chris Harz) (bass, vocals). Current members are The Shend (vocals), Paul Simmons (guitar,) Richard London (saxophone), Joe Davin (bass) and Malcom Rees (drums). The first single from THE CRAVATS was the self-financed "Gordon", released in 1978. On 31 July 1979 they recorded their first session for the John Peel show on BBC Radio 1. Soon after they received a recording contract with Small Wonder Records. Three further Peel Sessions followed on 6 October 1980, 18 August 1981 and 15 November 1982. The band had a rest in 1982, with Dallaway and The Shend forming The Very Things, as well as DCL Lococmotive and The Babymen. The Cravats original members The Shend and Svor Naan put together a 'live ensemble' for the Rebellion Punk Festival in August 2009/2010. THE CRAVATS live ensemble have continued to play live with gigs in Dublin, London and a further appearance at Rebellion in August 2011. They will also be performing at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, the Netherlands in September and are special guests of Steve Ignorant (Crass) at the final 'Last Supper' show on November 19 at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. A CD reissue of their first LP, 'The Cravats In Toytown' was released in 2012. It is accompanied by an additional CD featuring a complete remoulding of the original 'In Toytown' 8 track masters by Penny Rimbaud (Crass). THE CRAVATS had also another b-side projects and bands such as: The Very Things , DCL Locomotive or The Babymen.
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"In Toytown"
Year:    1980
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:   Crass Records
Format:    LP , CD
Tracks:    15
Time:    45 min.
Lyrical themes:    anarchism, pacifism
Genre:    rock
Style:           Punk           Jazz           Avantgarde

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