Steve Ignorant is a punk rock champion - though, being the kind of guy he is, he’d dismiss the title as mere flattery. A founding member and vocalist of Crass, Ignorant was substantial in not only kicking off the anarcho-punk movement itself, but helped forged a sound and line-of-thought that reverberates through punk through this very day.
Yet, when Crass stopped, Ignorant kept moving forward with bands like Schwarzenegger and Stratford Mercenaries, and even performing with Conflict. Now, he’s got two active groups- the acoustic Slice of Life and a jacked-up, all out punk attack collaboration with Paranoid Visions. The later pair just released 1977220174U , a live album from Rebellion Fest 2017 that includes Ignorant covering songs from throughout his discovery as well as a few well placed covers.
Because the record just came out, and because Ignorant and Paranoid Visions as bringing a similar set to Punk rock Bowling this year in Vegas (Pssst… we’re sponsors), Punknews’ John Gentile Spoke with Steve about the new LP, Hip Hop, and saving people’s lives. Check it out below.Read more