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CRASS | The Feeding of the Five Thousand [CD]

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Newly remastered, and bolstered with rare and unreleased tracks from the same period. All new artwork from band member Gee Vaucher (aka G Suss) including a recreation of the original poster sleeve. Liner notes from band founders Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud. Package comprises: CD in digiwallet, 64 page perfect-bound book of lyrics/liner notes/art/photos, minature recreation of original fold-out poster sleeve, all in a cardboard slip-case. 

The Crassical Collection is finally here, and the first release is the newly remastered The Feeding of the Five Thousand. After many years of being out of print, this legendary album has been restored from the original analogue studio tapes, repackaged and bolstered by rare and unreleased tracks, and stunning new artwork from Gee Vaucher, who has lovingly created what could only be considered a real artefact. Included in this package is a 64-page booklet featuring all lyrics along with extensive liner notes from band members Penny Rimbaud and Steve Ignorant, which shed light on the making of the record. Also included is CD-sized recreation of the iconic original fold-out poster sleeve.

From the liner notes:
Five thousand's a crowd (four thousand nine hundred and ninety nine more than I imagined were going to buy the record), but two's company (I knew for certain that my Mum would want one), so it was on the plate, ready to serve, The Feeding of the Five Thousand. 

We were setting out as purists: hard, uncompromising and utterly bemused. 

On one thing we were very clear, in bringing a prosecution of Criminal Blasphemy against us the authorities would have been giving us the kind of publicity which overnight would have made us a household name. They were aware of this , and so were we. It was a situation that allowed us carte blanche to say pretty much whatever we wanted without any real fear of incrimination, a situation which over the next seven years we exploited to the hilt. 

Easy listening? You ain't heard nothing yet. 

First released in 1978 on Small Wonder Records, and later re-released on the band's own Crass Records, The Feeding of the Five Thousand showed Crass as an anti-establishment and highly uncompromising act, and one that would influence countless other bands to follow. This signals the first in a series of remastered versions of each of Crass' now legendary albums, each one including bonus tracks and brand new artwork.

Track Listing

The Feeding Of The Five Thousand (1978)
1. Asylum
2. Do They Owe Us a Living?
3. End Result
4. They've Got a Bomb
5. Punk is Dead
6. Reject of Society
7. General Bacardi
8. Banned from the Roxy
9. G's Song
10. Fight War Not Wars
11. Women
12. Securicor
13. Sucks
14. You Pay
15. Angels
16. What a Shame
17. So What?
18. Well, do They?

Ignorant & Rimbaud in Duo (Stormpooper) (1977)

19. Do They Owe Us a Living?
20. Blackburn Rovers

Crass In Soho (Demos 1977)

21. Heartbeat of the Mortuary
22. Do The Owe Us a Living?
23. Demolition
24. I Don't Like It
25. Pissedorf - thread track

Crass In Demo (Southern 1978)

26. End Result
27. G's Song
28. General Bacardi
29. Securicor
30. Angela Rippon
31. Major General Despair
32. Do They Owe Us a Living?
33. Punk is Dead
34. Come to Southern Studios - run out track

  • File Under: Punk 
  • For Fans of: CRASS, Blackburn Rovers
  • Released: November 2011


The Crassical Collection

  • CC01 Feeding Of The Five Thousand CD
  • CC02 Stations Of The Crass CD
  • CC03 Penis Envy CD
  • CC04 Christ, The Album CD
  • CC05 Yes Sir, I Will CD
  • CC06 Ten Notes On A Summer’s Day CD
  • CC07 Best Before 1984 CD (work in progress)
  • CC08 Love Songs book
  • CC09 Consummatum Est poster

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