There is a fine line between crap-core and crap. Crapcore is less a musical genre or style and more a method of thinking, and an approach towards creating art. While crapcore music can range from simplistic accoustic tunes to avant-garde opperettas made by screaming into a hand-held tape recorder, what remains constant is a naive ability and willingness to create despite an awful environment or the neccescity to use the most rudimentry, broken-down tools. And beyond this simplistic and haggard bum's work-ethic, crapcore always has an underlying ugly-ness. The crapcore artist is simultaniously a cynical and pretentious rip-off artist and a "outsider" idiot-artist. He or she will continue to create flawed artwork no matter the situation because of a compulsion and an inability to function within the "outside world."
Many novelty or "crap" artists often confuse their work with crapcore. Crapcore music is closely related to freak-out, core-core, far-out and avant-unlistenable, in that it is likely sloppy, lo-fi, fueled by alcohol or drugs or widely considered exremely irritating, however a wide spectrum of diverse artists could also be defined by such wide deffinitions.