Planet Punk

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    Planet Punk’ opens with its eponymous title track. A celebratory statement of identity and defiance that delineates a lifetime’s commitment to anarchy, peace and freedom across the backdrop of some genuinely visceral fuzz overload.
    Planet Punk starts off with the sound of footsteps and a builder shouting from some scaffolding at a punk girl on the street “Oi love what planet are you from” and a defiant voice shouts back “I’m from Planet Punk” “She’s a punk rocker from planet punk” The song is about the ongoing youth movement called PUNK, about being different from every other normal person, having solidarity between other punks, feeling like you belong to something important, feeling like you have collective voice, to have the collective energy to campaign, protest against the Governments devaluation of the people, cut backs to benefits of vulnerable people, children and the elderly. The song is a tribute to many powerful and meaningful songs that inspired us at the beginning and during the early punk days, with nothing really planned just being ourselves and enjoying life without prejudice. ... more
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“They were the band who bridged the gaps between The Sex Pistols, X Ray Spex, and Crass.” TylerVile Punk Globe Dec 2014.

Rubella Ballet formed in 1979, with the nucleus of the band coming from a gig where Crass invited the audience to use their equipment and finish the gig. The band toured with Crass and the Poison Girls before touring with many other punk and goth bands. Rubella Ballet hail from the Anarcho punk scene but are equally at home playing the Goth scene as they were a part of its early conception.

The band became infamous for creating the Day-glo Death Rock punk scene with their different and innovative style of music and the shock value of wearing ultraviolet day-glo clothes. Louise Gray, our hottest British designer, has credited Zillah Minx as an influence on her designs.”Zillah Minx of Rubella Ballet – she was one of the originators of punk in London. She wore colours and used UV paint to make her clothes and sets for gigs so everything was illuminated! I LOVE HER” – Louise Gray, Elle Magazine May 2013.

Rubella Ballet released their first single ‘Ballet Dance’ in 1982 and also in the same year released their debut album, ‘Ballet Bag’, a creatively packaged cassette only album. They released a further two studio albums and four singles as well as various compilations. This will be their first album of new material since 1986’s ‘If’.

Sid and Zillah were inspired to start writing this album containing highly motivated and political songs about a variety of subjects such as: government brainwashing, the creation of new strains of flu virus to reduce human population, the police cover up of Hillsborough stadium disaster as well as a chance meeting with two whistle-blowing MI5/6 agents who had been monitoring their political activities in the 80s and were now working with William Rodriguez, a caretaker at the twin towers who had dedicated his life to telling the world what he believed really happened during 9/11.

Sid explains “The overriding message of the album is to not to believe every thing you hear on the news or read in the newspapers, as the very same people we are protesting against are those compiling the news.

“Thank Christ for Rubella Ballet! Punk went from being this fun colourful place to be, to all these miserable bastards wearing black! I knew what I’d see there (Crass Gigs) I knew what I’d hear played there…. and bands like Rubella Ballet where a breath of fresh air“ – Steve Ignorant, Crass. The Day The Country Died

Track listing:

Planet Punk/ All Potential Terrorists/ Run Run/ Killuminati/ Pandora’s Box/ Anonymous/ Hellbilly Heroin/ Bio Hazard/ Silver Or Lead/ Wonderful Life/ You’ll Be Sorry/ Sedition/ Victory For The Victims/ Vampire Wedding/ Starship Transporter

Overground Records – www.overgroundrecords.co.uk

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from PLANET PUNK, released March 24, 2014

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