Eric Reed Boucher (born June 17, 1958), more widely known by the stage name Jello Biafra, is an American musician, spoken word artist and leading figure of the Green Party. Biafra first gained attention as the lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys. After his time with the band concluded, he took over the influential independent record label Alternative Tentacles, founded in 1979 by him and Dead Kennedys bandmate East Bay Ray.
Gee Vaucher was born in 1945 in Dagenham, East London. Her work with Anarcho-punk band Crass was seminal to the 'protest art' of the 1980s. Vaucher has always seen her work as a tool for social change. In her collection of early works (1960-1997) Crass Art and Other Pre Post-Modernist Monsters, Gee is shown to use paints and collages to show her strong anarcho-pacifist, and feminist views through her artwork. Gee also uses the surrealist method to express her aforementioned ideals and styles.
Hanin Elias, is a German industrial/techno artist. She was a member of Atari Teenage Riot and is now a solo artist. After Atari Teenage Riot's non-definitive break in 2000, and the subsequent death of Carl Crack due to a psychosis and drug overdose, the members of ATR split up, and Hanin set up her own record label, Fatal Recordings.
Steve Ignorant (real name Steve Williams) is a singer and artist. He co-founded the anarcho-punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977. After Crass stopped performing in 1984, he has worked with other groups including Conflict, Schwartzeneggar (sic), The Stratford Mercenaries, Current 93 (under the name Stephen Intelligent), US punk band Thought Crime, as well as being an occasional solo performer.
Jeremy John Ratter, better known under his pseudonym of Penny Rimbaud, is a drummer, writer, poet, former member of performance art groups EXIT and Ceres Confusion, and co-founder of the anarchist punk band Crass with Steve Ignorant in 1977.
Gerald Richard Hannah (also known as Gerry Useless) is the bass player for the punk rock group The Subhumans and was also a member of the militant environmental group Direct Action, also known as the Squamish Five (in the mainstream press) and the Vancouver Five (in the alternative press). Squamish Five carried out a political campaign of "direct actions", including the bombing of Litton Industries which produced guidance systems for American nuclear cruise missiles.
Peter Wright, better known as Pete Wright, was bass guitar player and vocalist for anarchist punk band Crass from 1977 until 1984. Occasionally he is credited as Pete Wrong on the bands' record covers. After the dissolution of Crass he formed the performance art duo Judas 2.
Alabama 3 is a British band mixing rock, dance, blues, country, and gospel styles, founded in Brixton, London, in 1996. Bizarrely, in the United States, they are known as A3, allegedly to avoid any possible legal conflict with the country music band Alabama. The group achieved international fame when the producers of hit TV series The Sopranos chose its track "Woke Up This Morning" for the show's opening credits.
Jaki Liebezeit is a drummer probably best known as a founding member of Can who has been called "one of the few drummers to convincingly meld the funky and the cerebral". In the mid-1960s, he was part of Manfred Schoof's quintet, who were early exponents of European free jazz. He subsequently moved towards the new possibilities being opened by psychedelic music as a member of Can.
Michael Karoli (29 April 1948 – 17 November 2001, Essen) was a German guitarist, violinist and composer. He was a founding member of the influential krautrock band Can. Michael Karoli was born and grew up in Straubing, Bavaria, moving to St. Gallen, Switzerland by the time he finished school. He learned to play the guitar, violin and cello as a child, and played in numerous Jazz and dance bands. In 1966, he met and befriended Holger Czukay, who was his guitar teacher for a while.
Eve Libertine (real name Bronwyn Lloyd Jones) is a British singer. She was one of the two female vocalists that worked with the influential British anarcho-punk band Crass. Her works with the band include the controversial single "Reality Asylum", as well as performing most of the vocals on the group's third album, Penis Envy (1981), the lyrics of which have a heavy anarcha-feminist content.
Nick Blinko (born 4 September 1961) is a British musician, lyricist, and artist best known as the lead singer, lyricist and guitar player for the British band Rudimentary Peni. He is also known for being an "outsider" artist who creates all the drawings used by the band for its artwork.
Vi Subversa (born 1935) was the singer and guitarist of UK anarcho-punk band Poison Girls. She was born 1935 in London of Polish Jewish parents. She spent two years in Israel in the 1960s before returning to the UK. Her first public singing was not with Poison Girls. It was Part of "The Body Show"/Sussex University, 1975. In 1981, at almost 40 years old and a mother of two, Vi Subversa released the first single with the Poison Girls.
Scott Sturgeon, also known as Stza Crack, (born March 4, 1976) is a musician who has fronted several ska-punk bands in the New York City area, the best known being Choking Victim and Leftöver Crack. The stage name Stza is a tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan, in which the members would take their stage names and scratch it on a turn table, taking the sound "za", such as GZA (Genius) and RZA (The Razor).
John Loder (7 April 1946 - 12 August 2005) was an English sound engineer, record producer and founder of Southern Studios, as well as a former member of EXIT and co-founder of the Southern Records distribution company with his wife Sue. He was also the studio engineer of choice for Crass Records, and was often considered to be the bands' '9th member'. Loder died of a brain tumour.
Dick Lucas is the British vocalist of the eighties British anarcho-punk rock band Subhumans, whom he joined in September 1980, as well as the ska-punk band Citizen Fish, joined in 1990. Before that he had been vocalist in The Mental, from March 1979 to August 1980. Lucas' lyrical content ranged from his outrage and defiance at a system that had, in his perception, betrayed him to philosophical ruminations on the nature of conformity, group-think and the individual's place in society.
Robert Burnett, better known as Robert Eggplant, is a writer, publisher, musician and activist from California. Born in 1973, Robert Eggplant has been the editor and publisher of Absolutely Zippo fanzine since 1987. The zine has documented the East Bay punk subculture from a 'front-lines' point of view, due to Eggplant's intimate involvement with this scene. Contributors have included Aaron Cometbus, Larry Livermore, Jesse Michaels and Billie Joe Armstrong.
Ian Svenonius is an American musician, notable as the singer and mouthpiece of various Washington, D.C. -based music groups including Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War, and Chain and The Gang. Between his numerous projects, Svenonius has released more than 15 full-length albums and more than 20 singles, EPs, and splits. Svenonius is also a published author and an online talk show host. Svenonius' career has been characterized by antics and theatrics.