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List of Anarchist Musicians
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.
Léo Ferré (August 24, 1916—July 14, 1993): French singer-songwriter, poet, composer, orchestra conductor and pianist; one of France's most well-known and influential singers; a self-proclaimed anarchist who sang irreverent and highly confrontational songs
Hannah Jones: American violinist and singer; performs pop punk and folk punk music; former member of pop-punk band The Devil Is Electric (2000—2003) and current member of anarcho-punk/folk punk band Ghost Mice (2002—present)
Michael Karoli (1948—2001): German guitarist and violinist; performed krautrock and experimental music; former member of the "anarchist community" Can
Tim Kelly: English guitarist; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians
Nomy Lamm (1976—): American singer-songwriter; performs punk rock, and queercore; liner notes of her debut album, Anthem, state that she is an anarchist
Colin Latter: English singer; performs punk rock; former member of Flux Of Pink Indians
Eve Libertine: English singer; performed punk rock, hardcore punk, and art punk; former member of anarcho-punk band Crass
Jaki Liebezeit (1939—): German drummer; performs free jazz, krautrock and experimental music; member of the "anarchist community" Can, who suggested the backronym "communism, anarchism, nihilism" for the band's name
Austin Lunn: American vocalist, guitarist and drummer; sole member of the band Panopticon, and has also been a member of several other bands as various roles.
P.O.S: American rapper, guitarist, vocalist; performs hip-hop and punk rock; founding member of indie hip hop collective Doomtree; guitarist and vocalist in the punk band build better bombs; vocalist and keyboardist for noise band Marijuana Deathsquads
^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 InterviewArchived 2013-06-26 at the Wayback Machine. by Stephen Montague. American Music, Summer 1985. Ubu.com. Accessed May 24, 2007.
^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.
^Philips, Bruce "Utah" (2007-10-11). "Utah Phillips Podcast #2". Archived from the original on 2008-02-27. Retrieved . I've simply decided that I had to leave the trade. That the time has come for me to... to walk away from it.
^Andreas, Margara (2006-12-04). "Promoe Live auf dem Loop". Regioactive magazine (in German). regioactive.de. Archived from the original on 2009-01-30. Retrieved . 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.