Author(s): Penny Rimbaud
First published in 1982 as part of The Crass' Christ: The Album', The Last of the Hippies is a fiery anarchist polemic centred on the story of his friend, Phil Russell (aka Wally Hope), who was murdered by the State while incarcerated in a mental institution. Wally Hope was a visionary and a freethinker who helped to create the Stonehenge Free Festival. Wally was arrested after having been found with a small amount of LSD. He was later released, and subsequently died. The official verdict was suicide, but Rimbaud uncovered strong evidence that he was murdered.'