Sunday, 26 May 2013
Crisis – No Town Hall - 7"
Crisis – No Town Hall(Southwalk)/Holocaust/P.C. One Nine Eight Four
Action Group Records – NOTH 1 - 1978
Crisis was a British punk and post-punk band, formed in 1977 which was active until the early eighties. After the dissolution of Crisis, Douglas Pearce and Tony Wakeford formed Death in June, Luke Rendall joined Theatre of Hate and Lester Jones formed Carcrash International. Crisis performed at many rallies for Rock Against Racism (RAR), the Anti-Nazi League (ANL) and Right To Work marches eventually resulting in British music magazine Sounds using the phrase ‘Music To March To’ to describe their distinctly edgy, controversial and far-left leaning form of Punk Rock. Crisis gained a substantial following in the UK and Europe’s punk subculture. In early 1979 the group underwent a major change in personnel with Phrazer, the original lead singer and Insect Robin The Cleaner, the original drummer, being replaced by long time fan and roadie Dexter and Luke Rendall. After performing their last show supporting Magazine and Bauhaus in their home town of Guildford in Surrey on 10th May,1980 the decision was taken to dissolve Crisis. In 2005, the Crisis discography was released on a single CD entitled Holocaust Hymns through Apop Records and in 2008 a recording of their final show in 1980 was released on the Ends! CD.