Joy De Vivre

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Joy De Vivre
Joy De Vivre, 1984
Joy De Vivre, 1984
Background information
Also known asVirginia Creeper
OriginChipping Ongar, England, United Kingdom
Years active1977–1984
LabelsCrass Records, Small Wonder Records
Associated actsCrass

Joy De Vivre was one of several[1] singers in the anarcho-punk band Crass.[2][3] She was one of two lead singers on the Crass album Penis Envy in 1981.[4][5] She studied at Colchester Arts School, where she met Andy Palmer.[6]

Discography (with Crass)[edit]

(All released on Crass Records unless otherwise stated.)


Compilations and remastered editions[edit]

  • Best Before 1984 (1986 – CATNO5; compilation album of singles) (UK Indie – No. 7)
  • The Feeding of the 5000 (The Crassical Collection) (2010 – CC01CD remastered edition)
  • Stations of the Crass (The Crassical Collection) (2010 – CC02CD remastered edition)
  • Penis Envy (The Crassical Collection) (2010 – CC03CD remastered edition)
  • Christ – The Album (The Crassical Collection) (2011 – CC04CD remastered edition)


  • "Bloody Revolutions" / "Persons Unknown" (421984/1, 7" single, joint released with the Poison Girls, 1980) (UK Indie – No. 1)
  • "Nagasaki Nightmare" / "Big A Little A" (421984/5, 7" single, 1981) (UK Indie – No. 1)
  • "Our Wedding" (321984/1F, one-sided 7" flexi-disc single by Creative Recording And Sound Services made available to readers of teenage magazine Loving)

Live recordings[edit]

  • Christ: The Bootleg (recorded live in Nottingham, 1984, released 1989 on Allied Records)
  • You'll Ruin It for Everyone (recorded live in Perth, Scotland, 1981, released 1993 on Pomona Records)


  1. ^ Capper, Andy. "Anarchy And Peace, Litigated". Vice.
  2. ^ "Eve Libertine performs with Baby Fire in Antwerp and Amsterdam".
  3. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Biography: Crass". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Raha, Maria. Cinderella's big score: women of the punk and indie underground. Seal Press. 2005.
  5. ^ "The Women of Crass: Eve Libertine and Joy De Vivre". Hear She Roars.
  6. ^ Berger, George (2006). The Story of Crass. Omnibus Press.