CD Christ the Album [The Crassical Collection] [Digipak] (CD 7045128),
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Christ the Album [The Crassical Collection] [Digipak]


  • 1. Have a Nice Day
    2. Mother Love
    3. Nineteen Eighty Bore
    4. I Know There is Love
    5. Beg Your Pardon
    6. Birth Control 'n' Rock 'n' Roll
    7. Reality Whitewash
    8. Greatest Working Class Rip-Off, The
    9. Deadhead
    10. You Can Be Who?
    11. Buy Now Pay as You Go
    12. Rival Tribal Revel Rebel (Pt. 2)
    13. Bumhooler
    14. Sentiment (White Feathers)
    15. Major General Despair
    16. Have a Nice Day
    17. Mother Love
    18. Buy Now Pay as You Go
    19. Birth Control 'n' Rock 'n' Roll
    20. You Can Be Who?
    21. Reality Whitewash
    22. Greatest Working Class Rip-Off, The
    23. Bannedfromtheroxy
    24. One Hand...
    25. Punk Is Dead
    26. Nagasaki Nightmare
    27. Darling
    28. Kind of Who
    29. Berkertex Bribe
    30. Fold It in Half
    31. Tony's Big Hands
    32. Bumhooler
    33. Big A Little A
    34. First Woman
    35. Arlington 73
    36. Bomb Plus Tape
    37. Contaminational Power
    38. I Ain't Thick
    39. G's Song
    40. Securicor
    41. I Can't Stand It
    42. Shaved Women
    43. Not Apart
    44. Do They Owe Us A Living?
    45. So What?
    46. Salt 'n' Pepper
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerJohn Loder

    2 LP's on 1 CD.
    CHRIST-THE ALBUM:
    Crass: Steve Ignorant, Joy de Vivre (vocals); Phil Free (guitar, synthesizer); Sri Hari Nana B.A. (sitar); Paul Ellis (strings); Sybil Right (bass); Elvis Rimbaud (drums); G. Sus (tapes); Peeve Libido (background vocals).
    Producer: Crass.
    Engineer: John Loder.
    Recorded at Southern Studios, London, England between July 1981 & February
    1982.
    WELL FORKED-BUT NOT DEAD:
    Crass: Steve Ignorant, Peeve Libido (vocals); Phil Free (guitar, synthesizer); Steve Herman (guitar); Sri Hari Nana B.A. (sitar); Sybil Right (bass); Elvis Rimbaud (drums); G. Sus (tapes).
    Principally recorded live at The 100 Club on June 9, 1981 & Action Space Drill Hall, London, England on November 16, 1977.
    Personnel: Pete Wright (vocals, bass guitar); Steve Ignorant (vocals); Phil Free (guitar); Elvis Rimbaud (drums, sound effects).
    Recording information: 100 Club, London (06/09/1981); Radio Caroline (06/09/1981); Southern studios (06/09/1981); 100 Club, London (07/1981-02/1982); Radio Caroline (07/1981-02/1982); Southern studios (07/1981-02/1982); 100 Club, London (1977); Radio Caroline (1977); Southern studios (1977).
    Originally released in 1982, the fourth Crass project is actually two separate records--the first titled CHRIST THE ALBUM, the second titled WELL FORKED BUT NOT DEAD. As was typical for Crass, the accompanying booklet (filled with lyrics and political sloganeering) is at least as important as the music on the disc. Crass was never a subtle band (either musically or lyrically). It often seems as though Crass is not playing these songs but just fighting to get through them. Shouted lyrics, hyperactive atonal guitars, and rhythmic drum pounding lend an air of authenticity to the material. Crass may not be the "best," but they are among the most sincere.
    "Nineteen Eighty Bore," featuring feigned lyrical confusion regarding the difference between ongoing world military events and the petty concerns of such televised dramas as DALLAS, is one of the standout tracks. Also noteworthy is the searing "The Greatest Working Class Rip Off," which addresses the glorification of violence. WELL FORKED is a bristling collection of live and studio tracks and tape loops with which the band supplemented its live shows.

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  • Genre: Heavy Metal
  • Label: Crass CC04
  • Distributor: CTD
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Mixed
  • Released: 5/3/2011
  • UPC: 718752578424
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