Tuesday, 16 March 2010

The Impossible Dream #1, 1979

'PLEASE, WE SAY TO YOU NOW,
DO NOT ACCEPT THOSE THINGS
ESPECIALLY THOSE THINGS
THAT HAPPEN EVERY DAY
AND SEEM QUITE NATURAL.
FOR IN THESE TIMES
OF PLANNED CONFUSION
AND DELIBERATE VIOLENCE,
WHEN BLOOD RUNS
AND MEN ARE INHUMAN TO MEN.

And so it goes, 30 years on, the inhumans still hold sway. New confusions augment the old and violence is deliberate as ever. A question arises: might Poison Girls' and Pigs For Slaughter' ethics ever have been wed without their being the progenitors of newer confusions and yet more deliberate violence? A resolutely past tense poser there for you. Here, there's resignation: the inhuman grip is just too fast; prising free is an Impossible Dream.
'
At any rate, the Poison Girls were exceptional - their collaborative years with Crass and Annie Anxiety made for a compellingly inspirational package that steadfastly refused to be branded. The live manifestation of this triumvirate was utterly awesome to behold - leaving in its a wake a wealth of gorgeous publications and printed matter. Gonna get as much of it as possible up here starting with the run of The Impossible Dream. Credited to Poison Girls, Pete Wright, and Bert Brecht; the hands of Lance d' Boyle and Vi Subversa are up front.
Great stuff on Poison Girls at Kill Your Pet Puppy.

A3 Wrapper + A4 stapled inserts, scanned at 400 dpi.

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