List of anarchist musicians

List of anarchist musicians

The following is a list of anarchist musicians, which details instruments such musicians utilize, musical genres they perform, and, if applicable, bands which they are members of.

An anarchist is a person who rejects any form of compulsory government (cf. "state") and supports its elimination. "Anarchism" can be summarized as the belief that all forms of rulership are undesirable and should be abolished.

This list only deals with individual, self-identified anarchists who are musicians. Musicians who have not self-identified as anarchists are not included; nor are bands and music collectives who collectively identify as anarchist, although individual members thereof may be.

A

* Jude Abbot (??—): English singer; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Chumbawamba (1996—present).Sinker, Daniel. "We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews", Chicago:Akashic Books, 2001, page 125, ISBN 1888451149.]
* Sid Ation (??—): English drummer; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.
* Sherman Austin (1983—): American rapper; performs hip hop music.

B

* Louise Bell (??—): English guitarist; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.
* Pascal Benvenuti (1980—): French singer and bass, guitar, drums, ukulele, mandolin, and concertina player; performs jazz punk and folk punk music; Current member of Les Louise Mitchels and occasional member of anarcho-punk/folk punk band Ghost Mice (2002—present).cite web |url=http://punknews.co.uk/article.php?filter=interview&view=view&id=92|title=Interview with Ghost Mice|accessdate=2007-12-27 |quote="i will not vote because i am an anarchist, and there is no one worth voting for and voting does not work here."]
* Derek Birkett (??—): English bassist; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.
* Johnny Blackburn (?–): English bassist; performs Punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Omega Tribe.
* Blyth Power
* James Bowman (?—): American guitarist and singer; performs Punk rock and Folk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Against Me! (2000–present). [http://www.myspace.com/againstme MySpace.com - Against Me! - GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA - Punk / Rock / Folk Rock - www.myspace.com/againstme ] ] [http://www.truepunk.com/interviews/against_me/ TRUEPUNK.COM - Interview with punk band Against Me! ] ]
* Georges Brassens (1921–1981): French singer, songwriter, and guitarist; performed folk music. [ [http://www.projetbrassens.eclipse.co.uk/pages/georgesbrassens.html Georges Brassens: english version ] ]
* Paul Brown (??—): English guitarist; performed punk rock and post-punk; former member of Stripey Zebras (1980—1981), Autumn Poison (1980—1985), and Love Over Law.cite web |url=http://www.southendpunk.com/html/autumnwp.html|title=Autumn Poison: The Story...|accessdate=2007-12-27 |quote="Autumn Poison were an anarcho punk group..." ]
* Dunston Bruce (??—): English singer; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Chumbawamba.Sinker, Daniel. "We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews", Chicago:Akashic Books, 2001, page 125, ISBN 1888451149.]
* Graham Burnett (??—): English drummer; performed punk rock and post-punk; former member of Stripey Zebras (1980—1981), Autumn Poison (1980—1985), and Love Over Law.

C

* John Cage (1912–1992): American composer; composed chance and experimental music. [Cage self-identified as an anarchist in a 1985 interview: "I'm an anarchist. I don't know whether the adjective is pure and simple, or philosophical, or what, but I don't like government! And I don't like institutions! And I don't have any confidence in even good institutions." [http://www.ubu.com/papers/cage_montague_interview.html John Cage at Seventy: An Interview] by Stephen Montague. "American Music", Summer 1985. Ubu.com. Accessed May 24, 2007.]
* Daniel Carter (1945—): American saxophonist, flautist, clarinetist, and trumpeter ; performs Free jazz. [ [http://www.allaboutjazz.com/iviews/dcarter.htm Daniel Carter Interview] Jacobson, Nils]
* Pat Carter (?–): English vocalist; performs Punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Omega Tribe.
* ConflictGlasper, Ian. "The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980 to 1984", Cherry Red Books, 2006, ISBN 1901447707.]
* Holger Czukay (1938—): German composer and bassist. Performs krautrock and experimental music. Member of the "anarchist community" Can.Czukay, Holger (October 20, 2000). [http://www.czukay.de/can/publications/2.html Can] . czukay.de. Retrieved November 9, 2007.]

D

* Lance D'Boyle (??–): English drummer; performed punk rock; former member of Poison Girls (??-1995).
* Mavis Dillon (??—): English trumpeter; performed punk rock; former member of anarcho-punk band, Chumbawamba (—1995).Sinker, Daniel. "We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews", Chicago:Akashic Books, 2001, page 125, ISBN 1888451149.]

E

* Edgar Broughton Band
* Robert Eggplant
* Andrew Eldritch
* Dave Ellesmere (??—): English drummer; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.
* Emcee Lynx (1980—): Californian rapper and songwriter; performs Hip hop and Celtic fusion. Lead vocalist for Beltaine's Fire ["I'm that Autonomist, Indiginist, Anarchist, Syndicalist / sick of this imperial historical revisionist."ndash " [http://emceelynx.com/lyrics/in_the_shadow/living_in_the_shadow.htm Lyrics to "Living in the Shadow] ", circlealpha.com. Accessed January 10, 2007. ]

F

* Richard Famous (Poison Girls from 1978 to 1995): English singer and guitarist; performed punk rock; former member of Poison Girls (1978-1995).
* Léo Ferré(August 24, 1916 - July 14, 1993). One of France's most well-known and influential singers, poets, and musicians. He was a self-proclaimed anarchist and even sang a French hit entitled "Les Anarchistes."
* Neil Ferguson (??—): English bassist and audio engineer; performs punk rock; member of Chumbawamba.Sinker, Daniel. "We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews", Chicago:Akashic Books, 2001, page 125, ISBN 1888451149.]
* Tom Frampton
* Phil Free (??–): English guitarist; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band, Crass.
* Sheena Fulton (??—): English singer ; performed punk rock and post-punk; former member of Stripey Zebras (1980—1981) and Autumn Poison (1980—1985).

G

* Tom Gabel (1980—): American guitarist and singer; performs Punk rock and Folk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Against Me! (1997–present).
* Graham (??–): English drummer; performs punk rock; former member of anarcho punk band, The Mob (1979–1983).

H

* Harry Hamer (??—): English drummer; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Chumbawamba.Sinker, Daniel. "We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews", Chicago:Akashic Books, 2001, page 125, ISBN 1888451149.]
* Gene Hugh (?–): English guitarist; performs Punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Omega Tribe.
*Kevin Hunter (??—): English guitarist; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.

I

* Steve Ignorant (??–): English singer; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band, Crass, Schwartzeneggar, The Stratford Mercenaries, Current 93, and Thought Crime.

J

* Joey Only (?mdash;): guitarist and singer; performs folk punk music. [cite news |first=Krista |last=Johnston |title=Review of Joey Only's Performance in Wilno Ontario |work=Barry's Bay This Week |publisher=Osprey Media |date=2005-03-19 |accessdate=2008-09-29 |quote=I'm am an anarchist. I believe in cooperation and problem solving and that record is a tribute to a lot of problem solvers who want to get issues (such as poverty, deportation, homelessness and cuts to services) resolved.]
* Chris Johnston ("Chris Clavin") (?—): American guitarist, singer, and harmonicist; performs pop punk and folk punk music; former member of pop-punk band, The Devil Is Electric (2000—2003) and current member of anarcho-punk/folk punk band Ghost Mice (2002—present)
* Hannah Jones (?—): American violinist and singer; performs pop punk and folk punk music; former member of pop-punk band, The Devil Is Electric (2000—2003) and current member of anarcho-punk/folk punk band Ghost Mice (2002—present)

K

* Michael Karoli (1948–2001): German guitarist and violinist. Performed krautrock and experimental music. Former member of the "anarchist community" Can.
* Tim Kelly (??—): English guitarist; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.
* Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister (1945—): English singer, bassist, guitarist, and harmonicist. Performs Heavy Metal, Speed metal, Space rock, and Punk rock. He has associated with various acts, including Motörhead, Hawkwind and The Rockin' Vickers.cite web |last=Eddy |first=Chuck |title=Damage Case: Lemmy and Motörhead |work=Motörhead Forever |date= 1997 |url=http://www.motorhead.ru/art11damagecase.htm |accessdate=2007-02-09]

L

* Colin Latter (??—): English singer; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.
* Eve Libertine (??—): English singer; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band, Crass.
* Jaki Liebezeit (1939—): German drummer. Performs free jazz, krautrock and experimental music. Member of the "anarchist community" Can, who suggested the backronym "communism, anarchism, nihilism" for the band's name. [ [http://www.playlouder.com/feature/+revival2004can Can] . playlouder.com. Retrieved November 9, 2007.]
* John Lydon (1956—): English singer; performs punk rock and post-punk; frontman of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. [cite web |url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/friday_review/story/0,3605,716445,00.html |title=This is my Britain. Our Britain. Not some German tourist's |accessdate=2007-01-12 |last=Hattenstone |first=Simon |date=2002-05-17 |work=The Guardian |quote="You've got to stop interfering with individual space," he says. "You've got to stop telling people what is good or bad for them. If you wanna be a raging drug addict, go forth young man, I'm not stopping you, but I'm not paying for it. Right! Get the poncing off the system attitude removed, and then realise what freedom is. Freedom isn't to do what you want at somebody else's expense." It sounds like a form of anarchy? "It is, but it's a proper kind. It's not just knock it all down with no set of rules. Rules are important, but they're temporary and they're always supposed to be changed." ]

M

* Andy Martin
* Simon Middlehurst (??—): English guitarist; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.
* Mischief Brew (Erik Petersen) [cite web |url=http://www.mischiefbrew.com/wst_page8.html |title=Mischief Brew - Press |quote=Best Anarchist Political Folk-Punk Singer - MISCHIEF BREW ]
* Marc Mob (??–): English guitarist and singer; performs punk rock; former member of anarcho punk band, The Mob (1979–1983).

N

* Nikolas Asimos
* Nil (??–): English bassist and electric violinist; performed punk rock; former member of Poison Girls (??-1995).
* Danbert Nobacon (1958—): English singer and keyboardist; performs punk rock and folk rock; former member of anarcho-punk band, Chumbawamba.Sinker, Daniel. "We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews", Chicago:Akashic Books, 2001, page 125, ISBN 1888451149.]
* Alice Nutter (??—): English singer and percussionist; performs punk rock; former member of anarcho-punk band, Chumbawamba.Sinker, Daniel. "We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews", Chicago:Akashic Books, 2001, page 125, ISBN 1888451149.]

O

Otep Shamaya(??-)-An American metal musician

P

* N.A.Palmer (??–): English guitarist; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band, Crass.
* Utah Phillips (1935–2008): American singer, poet, storyteller and guitarist; performed folk music and spoken word. [cite web |url=http://www.thenation.com/doc/20041025/crane|title=Voting For the First Time|accessdate=2007-12-27 |quote=I'm an anarchist and I've been an anarchist many, many years. ] Retired on October 11, 2007, due to poor health, [cite web |url=http://www.utahphillips.org/podcast/utah20071011.mp3 |title=Utah Phillips Podcast #2 |accessdate=2008-06-08 |last=Philips |first=Bruce "Utah" |date=2007-10-11 |work= |publisher= |accessdate=2007-12-27 |quote=I've simply decided that I had to leave the trade. That the time has come for me to... to walk away from it. ] before passing away on May 23, 2008.
* Matty Pop Chart (?—): American accordionist and drummer; performs folk punk music; occasional member of anarcho-punk/folk punk band Ghost Mice (2002—present).
* Josef Porta (??–): English guitarist, drummer, and singer; performs punk rock; former member of anarcho punk band, The Mob (1979–1983), Blyth Power (1983–), and Zounds (1977–1982, 2001–present).
* Promoe (1976—): Swedish rapper; performs hip hop; member of rap group Looptroop. [cite web |url=http://www.regioactive.de/story/5129/promoe_live_auf_dem_loop.html |title=Promoe Live auf dem Loop |accessdate=2007-12-31 |last=Andreas |first=Margara |date=2006-12-04 |work=Regioactive magazine |publisher=regioactive.de |language=German |doi= |quote=Mårten Edh aus Schweden ist Anarchist. Ungewöhnlich dabei ist, dass er sich nicht wie die meisten Gleichgesinnten in der autonomen Punkszene bewegt, sondern unter dem Pseudonym Promoe HipHop als sein Kommunikationsmittel nutzt.]
* Neil Puncher (??—): English guitarist; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.

Q

R

* Bernhardt Rebours (??–): English bassist, Synthesizer, and pianist; performed punk rock; former member of Poison Girls (??-1995).
* Refused [cite web |url=http://www.villagevoice.com/blogs/statusainthood/archives/2005/10/swedish_garager.php|title=Swedish Garage-Rock Anarchists Totally Rock Huge Corporate Record Store|accessdate=2007-12-27 |quote="The Allmusic bio of Refused says they broke up shortly after recording the album because they were "unable to reconcile their anarchist leanings with a career in music," which just makes this Virgin Megastore shit funnier and sadder." ]
* Lily Richeson (?—): American cellist; performs folk punk music; occasional member of anarcho-punk/folk punk band Ghost Mice (2002—present).
* Penny Rimbaud (??–): English drummer; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band, Crass.
* David Rovics (1967–): American singer, guitarist, and songwriter; performs folk music. [ [http://www.ainfos.ca/07/may/ainfos00256.html Alt. Media: David Rovics - the anarchist troubadour - Songs of Social Significance] ]

* Irmin Schmidt (1937—): German keyboardist. Plays krautrock and experimental music and composes film scores. Member of Can who described the group as an "anarchist community".
* Andrew Seward (?–): American bassist and singer; performs Punk rock and Folk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Against Me! (2002–present).
* Andy Smith (??—): English guitarist; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.
* Vi Subversa (1935–): English singer, songwriter, and guitarist; performed punk rock; former member of Poison Girls (??-1995).

T

* Scott Thomas (?–): English drummer; performs Punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Omega Tribe.

U

V

* Gee Vaucher (??–): English pianist (also created album cover art & stage montages); performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band, Crass.
* Vennaskond
* Joy De Vivre (??–): English singer; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band, Crass.

W

* Jason Walsh (?–): English guitarist; performs Punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Omega Tribe.
* Lou Watts (??—): English singer and keyboardist; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Chumbawamba.Sinker, Daniel. "We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews", Chicago:Akashic Books, 2001, page 125, ISBN 1888451149.]
* Greg Wells (?—): American vocalist (described as "howling and breathing"); performs folk punk music; occasional member of anarcho-punk/folk punk band Ghost Mice (2002—present).
* Boff Whalley (??—): English guitarist and singer; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band, Chumbawamba.Sinker, Daniel. "We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews", Chicago:Akashic Books, 2001, page 125, ISBN 1888451149.]
*Martin Wilson (??—): English drummer; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians.
* Wizo
* Pete Wright (??–): English bassist and singer; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band, Crass.

Y

* Curtis Youé (??–): English bassist; performs punk rock; former member of anarcho punk band, The Mob (1979–1983) and Blyth Power (1983–??).

References

ee also

*List of anarcho-punk bands
*List of crust punk bands
*Music and politics


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