Crisis (band)

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Origin UK

Punk rock

Years active 1977–1980
Labels Ardkor
Associated acts Death In June, Sol Invictus, Theatre of Hate, Carcrash International
Past members Douglas Pearce
Tony Wakeford
Lester Jones
Insect Robin The Cleaner
Luke Rendall

Crisis were a British punk rock band formed in 1977. They performed at rallies for Rock Against Racism (RAR) and the Anti-Nazi League (ANL), and at Right to Work marches. British music magazine Sounds used the phrase "Music to March To"[1] to describe their distinctly edgy, controversial and far left form of punk rock.

In early 1979, the band underwent a major change in personnel when Phrazer, the original lead singer, and Insect Robin the Cleaner, the original drummer, were replaced by Dexter (a longtime fan and roadie) and Luke Rendall. After performing their last show, supporting Magazine and Bauhaus in their hometown of Guildford in Surrey on 10 May 1980, the band broke up.[1]

Douglas Pearce and Tony Wakeford went on to form Death in June in 1981. Wakeford later formed Above the Ruins and Sol Invictus. Drummer Rendall joined Theatre of Hate, and lead guitarist Lester Jones formed Carcrash International.[1] In 1985, Jones also performed as a touring member of Andi Sex Gang & the Quick Gas Gang.

In 2005, the Crisis discography was compiled on a single CD titled Holocaust Hymns, released by Apop Records.[1] In 2008, a recording of their final show in 1980 was released as the Ends! CD.



  • Hymns of Faith (1980; mini-LP)
  • We Are All Jews and Germans (1997; double CD compilation)
  • Holocaust Hymns (2005; single CD compilation)
  • Ends! (2008; live CD of final show in 1980)


  • "No Town Hall" 7" (1979)
  • "UK 79"/"White Youth" (1979)
  • "Alienation" (1981)
  • "Holocaust U.K." 12" (compilation of first two singles)


  1. ^ a b c d Brian M. Clark (2006). "“The March Of Man's True Destiny”". Occidental Congress. Occidental Congress. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 

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