The movement Rock in Opposition was formed in the 1970´s and gathered left-wing oriented interprets that were revolting against the monopoly of big recording companies. They were refusing the rock cliché and bombastic rock shows. They were first to refuse anglo-centrism in music as promoted by the market and media.
Their best known recording is The World As It Is from 1980. The best known musicians are Chris Cutler and Fred Frith, former members of the group the Henry Cow.