Crass Vinyl, CD & tapes by Crass at Norman Records

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Stations Of The Crass

Stations Of The Crass was the second album by anarchist punk band Crass. It was originally released in 1979. It features three sides of studio recordings and one side which was recorded live in an Islington pub (I wonder if Jeremy Corbyn was there?). The album’s title is not only a pun on Stations Of The Cross, but also the name of their campaign to daub the London underground in graffiti. On Crass Records.

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Normal Never Was II

Crass’s ‘Feeding of the Five Thousand’ remix project continues with Normal Never Was II. Released digitally and a limited run of 500 blue 12” vinyls, the anarchist legends deconstruct New York DJ Johnny Dynell’s ‘GSong’ and see their own ‘Banned From The Roxy’ played with by electronic composer Charles Webber. 
  • Vinyl 12" (CATNO14)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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Normal Never Was III

The latest in their The Feeding of the Five Thousand remix project sees ageless pioneers Crass remixed by Grammy nominated producer Steve Aoki and Japanese outsider musician Mikado Koko. The results take the sound miles away from the band's punk roots towards pulverising electronica and intense beats. All proceeds to the charity Refuge. 
  • Vinyl 12" (CATNO13)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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Penny Rimbaud
Christ's Reality Asylum – A Catharsis

Penny Rimbaud of punk band Crass wrote and published Christ’s Reality Asylum in 1977. A portion of it was used on the band’s debut album The Feeding Of The Five Thousand under the title Reality Asylum. Its fair to say it got them in a bit of trouble with the cops with charges of Criminal Blasphemy being levelled at them. The full spoken word piece was recorded by Penny Rimbaud in 1991 with backing voices and noise added over time. In 2019, Eve Libertine added her voice to the recording. This is very much the seed of Crass, even the band’s famous logo was adopted from the cover of the original published manuscript.
  • Vinyl Double LP (TPLP1569)
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HOW?

Released via the newly renamed One Little Independent, HOW? is a re-working of Allen Ginsberg’s legendary 1954 poem ‘Howl’ from activist, writer and Crass co-founder Penny Rimbaud. He’s performed it semi-regularly since 2003, but this CD+DVD package captures a live performance at London’s Abney Park Chapel in the summer of 2017. 
  • CD (TPLP1587CDDVD)
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The Feeding Of The 5000

These days Steve Ignorant tours the country with Slice Of Life -  an acoustic guitar/piano based band talk-singing, and whilst his lyrics are still political it’s a far cry from what exploded out of him in 1978. The Feeding Of The 5000 was the first album by Crass, a noisy, sweary, political punk band. 18 songs in 31 minutes. Proper punk, that. LP on Crass Records.
  • Vinyl LP (621984R)
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Penis Envy

Penis Envy was the third album by legendary anarcho-punks Crass. It was a move away from their early macho punk sound and the subject matter of feminist issues was reflected in the fact that the album had exclusively female vocals. It became notorious by the fact that it was involved in a seizure of copies from Manchester record shops and the band were charged under the Obcene Publications Act. The band eventually won under appeal but it cost them financially and the seeds were sown for their eventual dispansion. 

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Ten Notes On A Summers Day

Always uncompromising, Crass rounded off their brief career with Ten Notes on a Summers Day, an album which consists of both vocal and instrumental versions of the same tracks. The fact that these songs were performed in a series of avant garde styles rather than their usual thump punk sound didn't endear the album to their fanbase at the time but what a way to sign off. 

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War & Peace

Back in 2012 the Crass mastermind Penny Rimbaud went into the studio to record a couple of covers. Working with cellist Kate Shortt and bass player Jennifer Maidman, and with ex-Buzzcocks fellow Tony Barber at the mixing desk, Rimbaud took on Bob Dylan’s ‘Masters Of War’ and George Harrison’s ‘Isn’t It A Pity’. He spits furious peace atop sawing strings for the Dylan original while the Harrison take is more tranquil and mournful - it’s not dissimilar to late-period Nick Cave actually. After being stowed away for several years the tracks now make it to a 7” release entitled War & Peace. Out through One Little Indian.

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Christ - The Album

Now even Crass get the luxury boxset treatment. However there's a catch as this was released as a box set first time round  - always ahead of their time this lot. Christ- The Album was their fourth album originally released in 1982 and it contained one disc of new material and a further album containing a live show. The fact that it took a year to record had a profound effect on the band as they realised that such a gestation period would render their political statements dated. Further recordings were made quickly with a more back to basics approach but this is the one they sweated over. 

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Yes Sir I Will

The Crass re-issue program continues with Yes Sir I Will. It was recorded in the wake of the Falklands war and was a sustained attack on then prime minister Margaret Thatcher and her government. The fact that the tracks were not separated by grooves made the album sound like one long anarcho-punk blast without pause. Once again totally uncompromising but a vital historical document.  

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Best Before 1984

At long last the back catalogue of anarcho-punks Crass is being reissued. Best Before 1984 is a compilation of the Steve Ignorant and co’s singles, bits and bobs. It was originally released in 1986. It includes a booklet with lyrics and a Crass history, written by the band themselves. On Crass Records.

Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie Des Vanités
Yes Sir, The Truth Of Revolution

During the political unrest of the Faulklands conflict, 1982's 'Yes sir, I will' by Crass was as hard-hitting as they come. Writer Penny Rimbaud re-imaged the piece for Blackpool's Rebellion Festival thirty years later, taking the original sentiment and applying it to the current political climate. The recording features some of the leading names in London's jazz scene. Available on CD. 

Steve Ignorant's Slice Of Life
Just Another

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Penny Rimbaud
What Passing Bells

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Penny Rimbaud's Kernschmelze II
Cantata For Improvised Voice

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Yes Sir, I Will

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Coldcut, Massive Attack, Crass, Various
Peace Not War

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