List of anarchist musicians

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The following is a list of anarchist musicians, which details the instruments such musicians use, musical genres they perform, and, if applicable, bands they are members of.

An anarchist is a person who rejects any form of hierarchy and supports its elimination. Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates self-governed societies with voluntary institutions. This list only deals with individual, self-identified anarchists who are musicians. Musicians who have not self-identified as anarchists are not included; nor are bands and music collectives who collectively identify as anarchist, although individual members thereof may be.

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  • Harry Hamer: English drummer; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba[1]
  • Gene Hugh: English guitarist; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band Omega Tribe[2]
  • Kevin Hunter: English guitarist; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians[2]
  • Eugene Hutz: Ukrainian singer; performs gypsy punk, member of Gogol Bordello

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  • Bernhardt Rebours: English bassist, synthesizer player, and pianist; performed punk rock; former member of Poison Girls (??—1995)[2]
  • Lily Richeson: American cellist; performs folk punk music; occasional member of anarcho-punk/folk punk band Ghost Mice (2002—present)[3]
  • Penny Rimbaud: English drummer; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band Crass[2]
  • David Rovics (1967—): American singer, guitarist, and songwriter; performs folk music[21]

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  • Timothy Laszlo Sandor (1974—) a.k.a. "Platinum Bitch": American experimental / indie folk composer and engineer; great-nephew of Hungarian-American pianist Gyorgy Sandor; founding member of the Philadelphia-based music collective Leader Clears the Lunar
  • Irmin Schmidt (1937—): German keyboardist; plays krautrock and experimental music and composes film scores; member of Can who described the group as an "anarchist community"[12]
  • Pete Seeger: had many anarchist and communist beliefs
  • Andrew Seward: American bassist and singer; performs punk rock and folk rock; member of anarcho-punk band Against Me! (2002–present)[4][5]
  • Otep Shamaya (1979—): American metal musician, singer/songwriter and lyricist/poet
  • Andy Smith: English guitarist; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians[2]
  • Sole: American rapper and producer[22]
  • Scott Sturgeon: also known as Stza Crack of the New York City anarcho-punk band Leftöver Crack
  • Vi Subversa (1935-2016): English singer, songwriter, and guitarist; performed punk rock; former member of Poison Girls (1978—1995)[2]

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  • Scott Thomas: English drummer; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band Omega Tribe[2]
  • Tõnu Trubetsky (1963—): Estonian singer and poet; performs punk rock; member of punk band Vennaskond
  • Kevin Tucker: American vocalist and guitarist of the anarcho-primitivist death metal band Peregrine[23]

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  • Gee Vaucher: English pianist; also created album cover art and stage montages; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band Crass[2]
  • Joy De Vivre: English singer; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band Crass[2]

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  • Jason Walsh: English guitarist; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band Omega Tribe[2]
  • Lou Watts: English singer and keyboardist; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba[1]
  • Dorian Wallace (1985): American composer and pianist
  • Greg Wells: American vocalist (described as "howling and breathing"); performs folk punk music; occasional member of anarcho-punk/folk punk band Ghost Mice (2002—present)[3]
  • Boff Whalley: English guitarist and singer; performs punk rock; member of anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba[1]
  • Chris Willsher (1971—): English drummer, singer, songwriter; performs punk rock; member of Bus Station Loonies and former member of Oi Polloi and Disorder
  • Martin Wilson: English drummer; performs punk rock; former member of Flux of Pink Indians[2]
  • Pete Wright: English bassist and singer; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band Crass[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Sinker, Daniel. We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews, Chicago: Akashic Books, 2001, page 125, ISBN 1-888451-14-9.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Glasper, Ian. The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980 to 1984, Cherry Red Books, 2006, ISBN 1-901447-70-7.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Interview with Ghost Mice". Retrieved 2007-12-27. i will not vote because i am an anarchist, and there is no one worth voting for and voting does not work here. 
  4. ^ a b MySpace.com - Against Me! - GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA - Punk / Rock / Folk Rock - www.myspace.com/againstme
  5. ^ a b TRUEPUNK.COM - Interview with punk band Against Me!
  6. ^ "Georges Brassens: English version". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "Autumn Poison: The Story...". Retrieved 2007-12-27. Autumn Poison were an anarcho punk group... 
  8. ^ "Bob Brozman on OC-TV.net". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  9. ^ Cage self-identified as an anarchist in a 1985 interview: "I'm an anarchist. I don't know whether the adjective is pure and simple, or philosophical, or what, but I don't like government! And I don't like institutions! And I don't have any confidence in even good institutions." John Cage at Seventy: An Interview by Stephen Montague. American Music, Summer 1985. Ubu.com. Accessed May 24, 2007.
  10. ^ Newman, Brad (17 February 2011). "Folk-pop duo World History sing about historical events". Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Daniel Carter Interview Jacobson, Nils
  12. ^ a b c d Czukay, Holger (October 20, 2000). Can. czukay.de. Retrieved November 9, 2007.
  13. ^ Eddy, Chuck (1997). "Damage Case: Lemmy and Motörhead". Motörhead Forever. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  14. ^ Can. playlouder.com. Retrieved November 9, 2007.
  15. ^ "I'm that Autonomist, Indiginist, Anarchist, Syndicalist / sick of this imperial historical revisionist."– "Lyrics to "Living in the Shadow", circlealpha.com. Accessed January 10, 2007.
  16. ^ Johnston, Krista (2005-03-19). "Review of Joey Only's Performance in Wilno Ontario". Barry's Bay This Week. Osprey Media. I'm am an anarchist. I believe in cooperation and problem solving and that record is a tribute to a lot of problem solvers who want to get issues (such as poverty, deportation, homelessness and cuts to services) resolved. 
  17. ^ "Erik Petersen (Mischief Brew)". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  18. ^ "Voting For the First Time". Retrieved 2007-12-27. I'm an anarchist and I've been an anarchist many, many years. 
  19. ^ Philips, Bruce "Utah" (2007-10-11). "Utah Phillips Podcast #2". Archived from the original on 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2007-12-27. I've simply decided that I had to leave the trade. That the time has come for me to... to walk away from it. 
  20. ^ Andreas, Margara (2006-12-04). "Promoe Live auf dem Loop". Regioactive magazine (in German). regioactive.de. Retrieved 2007-12-31. Mårten Edh aus Schweden ist Anarchist. Ungewöhnlich dabei ist, dass er sich nicht wie die meisten Gleichgesinnten in der autonomen Punkszene bewegt, sondern unter dem Pseudonym Promoe HipHop als sein Kommunikationsmittel nutzt. 
  21. ^ "A-Infos (en) Alt. Media: David Rovics - the anarchist troubadour - Songs of Social Significance". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Rapper Sole Thinks He's Emma Goldman In New Song". Huffington Post Denver. 2013-03-07. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  23. ^ Mincemoyer, John. "Breaking Faces: Peregrine" (Issue 175, September 2008). Terrorizer
  24. ^ "Kultur Shock bio -Oficial Page". Kultur Shock. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  25. ^ The Comment Factory: "An interview: Thom Yorke on politics, being a dad, and music"