Joy De Vivre

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Joy De Vivre
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Joy De Vivre, 1984
Background information
Also known as Joy De Vivre, Virginia Creeper
Origin Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
Genres Anarcho punk, Experimental music
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1977–1984
Labels Crass Records, Small Wonder Records
Associated acts Crass

Joy De Vivre was the second female singer (along with Eve Libertine) of the anarcho-punk band Crass.[1] She was also one of two lead singers on the Crass album Penis Envy in 1981.[2] She studied at Colchester Arts School, where she met Andy Palmer.[3]

Discography (with Crass)[edit]

(All released on Crass Records unless otherwise stated.)

LPs[edit]

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)

Singles[edit]

  • "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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Biography: Crass". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Raha, Maria. Cinderella's big score: women of the punk and indie underground. Seal Press. 2005.
  3. ^ Berger, George (2006). The Story of Crass. Omnibus Press.