The Deviants (band) and Vida Dutton Scudder

The Deviants (formerly The Social Deviants) were an English rock group originally active in the late 1960s, but until his death in 2013, used as a vehicle for the musical work of writer Mick Farren.

Farren has stated that The Deviants were originally a community band which "did things every now and then—it was a total assault thing with a great deal of inter-relation and interdependence". Musically, Farren described their sound as "teeth-grinding, psychedelic rock" somewhere between The Stooges and The Mothers of Invention. The Deviants have been described as a transition between classic British psych and the punk/heavy metal aesthetic of the 1970s.

Contents 1 History 1.1 1960s 1.2 1970s onwards 2 Discography 2.1 Also appeared on 3 Bibliography 4 References 5 External links

History 1960s

The Social Deviants were founded by singer/writer Mick Farren (born Michael Anthony Farren, 3 September 1943, in Gloucester, Gloucestershire) in 1967 out of the Ladbroke Grove UK Underground community, featuring Pete Munro on bass; Clive Muldoon on guitar, Mike Robinson on guitar and Russell Hunter on drums (born Barry Russell Hunter, 26 April 1946, in Woking, Surrey). The band shortened their name to "The Deviants" after Munro and Muldoon left and were replaced by Sid Bishop on guitar (born Ian Bishop, 17 December 1946, Balham, South West London) and Cord Rees on bass. With the financial backing of Nigel Samuel, the 21-year-old son of a millionaire, whom Farren had befriended, the group independently recorded their debut album Ptooff!, selling copies through the UK Underground press before it was picked up by Decca Records. This LP had been reissued on Drop Out Records (1992), Captain Trip Records (2004), Esoteric Recordings (2009), and Angel Air Records (2013); additionally, a 10" EP with excerpts from Ptooff!! was released on Alive/Total Energy Records (1996) under the name Social Deviants.

Rees left the band in June 1967 to be replaced by Farren's flatmate Duncan Sanderson (born31 December 1948, in Carlisle, Cumbria) and the band released a second album Disposable through the independent label Stable Records.

When Bishop married and left the band, Farren recruited Canadian guitarist Paul Rudolph (born Paul Fraser Rudolph, 14 June 1947, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) at the suggestion of Jamie Mandelkau. This band recorded and released the album The Deviants 3 through Transatlantic Records.

During a tour of North America's west coast the relationship between Farren and the musicians became personally and musically strained, and the band decided to continue without Farren, who returned to England where he teamed up with ex-Pretty Things drummer Twink (born John Charles Alder, 29 November 1944, in Colchester, Essex) and Steve Peregrin Took (born Stephen Ross Porter, 28 July 1949, in Eltham, South East London) to record the album Mona – The Carnivorous Circus, an album interspersed with interviews with members of the U.K Hells Angels, before concentrating on music journalism. The three remaining musicians - Rudolph, Sanderson and Hunter - returned to England, and teamed up with Twink to form the Pink Fairies. 1970s onwards

In the mid-1970s, Farren was offered a one-off deal by Stiff Records to record an EP, Screwed Up, which was released under the name Mick Farren and the Deviants. The musicians on this record included Rudolph, former Pink Fairies/Motörhead guitarist Larry Wallis, former Warsaw Pakt guitarist Andy Colquhoun and former Hawkwind drummer Alan Powell. This band, without Rudolph, went on to record the album Vampires Stole My Lunch Money and the non-album single "Broken Statue", both credited to Mick Farren rather than The Deviants.

At the end of the 1970s Farren again concentrated on his writing and relocated to New York. He would resurrect The Deviants name for occasional live performances, such as in February 1984 when he teamed up with Wayne Kramer and Wallis' band which featured Sanderson and drummer George Butler. This set was released as Human Garbage. In 2002, a new line-up of the band (featuring bassist Doug Lunn, drummer Rick Parnell and vocalist Michael Simmons) released Dr. Crow.

Farren then continued to perform and record sporadically under the name The Deviants, using a pool of musicians which include Andy Colquhoun and former Blodwyn Pig saxophonist Jack Lancaster. Eating Jello With A Heated Fork was released in 1996, credited to Deviants IXVI, followed by 2002's Dr Crow.

On June 25, 2011, after returning to live in the UK, Farren performed on the 'Spirit of 71' stage at Glastonbury Festival with 'The Last Men Standing'. The band included Andy Colquhoun and the Deviants late-1960s rhythm section of Sanderson and Hunter.

During a rare performance by The Deviants at The Borderline in Central London on 27 July 2013, Farren collapsed on stage. He died later in hospital. Discography 1967 – Ptooff! 1968 – Disposable 1969 – The Deviants 3 1984 – Human Garbage (live) 1996 – Fragments of Broken Probes (demos, outtakes and live) 1996 – Eating Jello With a Heated Fork 1999 – The Deviants Have Left The Planet (demos, outtakes and live) 1999 – Barbarian Princes (Live In Japan) 2000 – This CD Is Condemned (compilation) 2001 – On Your Knees, Earthlings (compilation) 2002 – Dr. Crow Also appeared on 1995 - 'Silence Of The Hams' cassette release through UHCK magazine

featuring members of the Deviants and Pink Fairies 1998 - 'Son Of Ham' cassette release through UHCK magazine later

re-issued on CD with bonus cuts - various Deviants/Pink Fairies unreleased material 2001 - 'Hogwatch' CD released through UHCK magazine - various

Deviants/Pink Fairies unreleased material 2002 – He’s A Rebel: The Gene Pitney Story Retold (performing "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance") Bibliography

Deakin, Rich (2007). Keep it Together! Cosmic Boogie with the Deviants and Pink Fairies. UK: Headpress. ISBN 1-900486-61-X. 

Vida Dutton Scudder and The Deviants (band)

Vida Dutton Scudder c. 1890

(Julia) Vida Dutton Scudder (December 15, 1861 - October 9, 1954) was an American educator, writer, and welfare activist in the social gospel movement. She was one of the most prominent lesbian authors of her time.

Contents 1 Early life 2 Academic career and social activism 3 Later life 4 Veneration 5 Works 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Early life

She was born in Madurai, India, in 1861, the only child of David Coit Scudder and Harriet Louise (Dutton) Scudder. After her father, a Congregationalist missionary, was accidentally drowned in 1862, she and her mother returned to the family home in Boston. Apart from travel in Europe, she attended private secondary schools in Boston, and was graduated from the Boston Girl's Latin School in 1880. Scudder then entered Smith College, where she received her BA degree in 1884.

In 1885 she and Clara French were the first American women admitted to the graduate program at Oxford, where she was influenced by York Powell and John Ruskin. While in England she was also influenced by Leo Tolstoi and by George Bernard Shaw and Fabian Socialism. Scudder and French returned to Boston in 1886. Academic career and social activism

Scudder taught English literature from 1887 at Wellesley College, where she became an associate professor in 1892 and full professor in 1910.

When French died in 1888, Scudder joined the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, a group of Episcopalian women dedicated to intercessionary prayer and social reconciliation. Also in 1888, she joined the Society of Christian Socialists, which, under the Rev. William Dwight Porter Bliss, established the Church of the Carpenter in Boston and published The Dawn.

She was one of the founders, in 1890, along with Helena Dudley and Emily Greene Balch, of Denison House in Boston, the third settlement house in the United States. Scudder was its primary administrator from 1893 to 1913.

In 1893 Scudder was a delegate to the convention of the Boston Central Labor Union. Later, she helped organize the Federal Labor Union, a group of professional people who associated themselves with the American Federation of Labor.

Having received a leave of absence from Wellesley for 1894-96, Scudder spent a year in Italy and France studying modern Italian and French literature.

In 1903 Scudder helped organize the Women's Trade Union League. The same year she became director of the Circolo Italo-Americano at Denison House.

Moving farther to the left, in 1911 she co-founded the Episcopal Church Socialist League and joined the Socialist Party. Scudder attempted to reconcile the conflicting doctrines of Marxism and Christianity. She became controversial in 1912 when she supported striking textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and spoke at a strike meeting, but Wellesley resisted calls for her dismissal as a professor. In 1913 Scudder ended her association with Denison House and moved to Wellesley, Massachusetts, with her elderly mother, who died in 1920.

Unlike Eugene Victor Debs and other Socialist leaders, Scudder supported President Woodrow Wilson's decision to intervene in the First World War in 1917. In 1919 she founded the Church League for Industrial Democracy.

From 1919 until her death, Scudder was in a lesbian relationship with Florence Converse In Wellesley they resided at 45 Leighton Road.

At Wellesley College the poet Katherine Lee Bates developed an intimate partnership with fellow poet Katharine Coman, the professor of economics and dean of the college. They jointly wrote English History as Taught by English Poets. Their “Boston Marriage” of living together for twenty-five years ended in Coman’s cancer death at age 57. Bates, in her agony, published Yellow Clover: A Book of Remembrance celebrating their love, common labor in education and literature and their involvement in social reform with their colleague Vida Scudder.

In the 1920s Scudder embraced pacifism. She joined the Fellowship of Reconciliation in 1923, the same year she gave a series of lectures before the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in Prague. Later life

Scudder retired from Wellesley in 1927 and received the title of professor emeritus. She became the first dean of the Summer School of Christian Ethics in 1930 at Wellesley. In 1931 she lectured weekly at the New School for Social Research in New York.

She published an autobiography, On Journey, in London in 1937, and a collection of essays, The Privilege of Age, in New York in 1939.

Scudder had received the degree of LHD from Smith College in 1922. From Nashotah House, an Episcopalian seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin, she received an LLD degree in 1942.

Vida Dutton Scudder died at Wellesley, Massachusetts, on October 10, 1954. Veneration

Scudder is honored with a feast day on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (USA) on October 10. Works How the Rain Sprites Were Freed. Boston: D. Lothrop, 1883. Poems by George Macdonald, 1887 (edited with Clara French). Mitsu-Yu-Nissi; or, The Japanese Wedding. Chicago: T.S. Denison 1887. Macaulay's Essay on Lord Clive. Boston: Sibley and Ducker, 1889 (edited). An Introduction to the Writings of John Ruskin. Boston: Leach, Shewell and Sanborn, 1890 edited. Topical Outlines for the Study of Modern English Literature. Boston: Frank Wood, 1892. Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, 1892 (edited). The Witness of Denial. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1895. The Life of the Spirit in the Modern English Poets. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1895. Socialism and Spiritual Progress: A Speculation. Boston: Church Social Union, 1896. Social Ideals in English Letters. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1898 (enlarged edition, 1923). Christian Simplicity. Boston: Christian Social Union, 1898. Introduction to the Study of English Literature, 1901 A Listener in Babel: Being a Series of Imaginary Conversations held at the Close of the Last Century and Reported by Vida D. Scudder. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903. Saint Catherine of Siena as Seen in Her Letters. London: J.M. Dent, 1905; New York: E.P. Dutton, 1905 (edited and translated). The Disciple of a Saint, Being the Imaginary Biography of Raniero di Landoccio dei Pagliaresi. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1907 (reissued in 1921 and 1927). Works of John Woolman, 1910 (edited for Everyman's Library). Bede's History of England, 1911 (edited for Everyman's Library). Socialism and Character. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1912. English Poems, 1915 (edited for Lake English Classics). The Church and the Hour: Reflections of A Socialist Churchwoman. New York, E.P. Dutton, 1917. Le Morte D'Arthur of Sir Thomas Malory and Its Sources, 1917 (edited and translated). Social Teachings of the Christian Year: Lectures Delivered at the Cambridge Conference, 1918. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1921. Brother John: A Tale of the First Franciscans. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1927. The Franciscan Adventure: A Study in the First Hundred Years of the Order of St. Francis of Assisi. London and Toronto: J.M. Dent, 1931; New York: E.P. Dutton, 1931. The Christian Attitude Toward Private Property. Milwaukee: Morehouse, 1934. On Journey. London: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1937. The Privilege of Age: Essays Secular and Spiritual. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939. Father Huntington, Founder of the Order of the Holy Cross. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1940. Letters to Her Companions, by Emily Malbone Morgan. Edited by Vida Dutton Scudder, with a biographical sketch by Emily Sophie Brown. Privately printed, 1944. My Quest for Reality. Wellesley: Published by the Author, 1952. See also
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