Crass – Christ – The Album / Well Forked – But Not Dead – VINYL 2LP Box Set

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It’s a delight and simultaneous feeling of liberation to finally announce the release of Crass’ Christ, The Album LP reissue. Released in 1982 with unplanned irony as the Falklands War raged on, Christ, The Album, another double vinyl half-studio/half-live release, once again aimed to take no prisoners. It’s controversial and boundary pushing style has been at the crux of critic and fan discussions for the years that followed, but admittedly received unquestionable respect and admiration. Harry Sword phrases it best: “Christ, The Album is too good for the TV punk documentaries, that’s why it’s still relevant and dangerous now.” Read his thoughts as the album marks it’s 30th year in the sonic ether.

“By 1981 Crass had been in existence for four tempestuous years. In that time we’d encouraged punk to grow from being no more than just another ‘great rock’n’roll swindle’ into a genuine movement for change. Anarchy had been rescued from the dusty libraries of academia and the equally dusty dreams of barstool bullshitters to become the catchword for a whole new generation of streetwise activists.” – Penny Rimbaud

Cut to new lacquers at Abbey Road studios from the untouched original analogue vinyl master, this double LP comes with the original book (“A Series Of Shock Slogans And Mindless Token Tantrums”), original poster and the addition of a download card giving you free access to an mp3 download of the album. All of the original tracks remain intact, including recording of their 1981 summer gig at the 100 Club in London, as well as other studio tracks, demos, radio broadcasts and cassette recordings, leaving no Crass gem unturned.

Christ – The Album
A1 Have A Nice Day 3:05
A2 Mother Love 3:44
A3 Nineteen Eighty Bore 3:05
A4 I Know There Is Love 2:55
A5 Beg Your Pardon 3:13
A6 Birth Control ‘n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll 2:53
A7 Reality Whitewash 2:55
B1 It’s The Greatest Working Class Rip-Off 4:12
B2 Deadhead 1:58
B3 You Can Be Who? 3:11
B4 Buy Now Pay As You Go 2:23
B5 Rival Tribal Revel Rebel (Pt. 2) 3:17
B6 Bumhooler 3:07
B7 Sentiment (White Feathers) 3:48
B8 Major General Despair 3:49

Well Forked – But Not Dead
C1 Banned From The Roxy 2:59
C2 The Sound Of One Hand 1:29
C3 Punk Is Dead 1:58
C4 Nagasaki Nightmare 4:30
C5 Darling 1:49
C6 Bata Motel Blues 0:26
C7 Berkertex Bribe 1:41
C8 Fold It In Half 0:58
C9 Big Hands 0:35
C10 Heart-Throb Of The Mortuary 1:37
C11 Bumhooler 2:16
C12 Big A Little A 4:32
C13 First Woman 1:02
D1 Arlington 73 1:25
D2 Bomb Plus Bomb Tape 4:03
D3 Contaminational Power 1:45
D4 I Ain’t Thick 1:52
D5 G’s Song 0:29
D6 Securicor 1:41
D7 I Can’t Stand It 1:48
D8 Shaved Women 2:35
D9 A Part Of Life 0:45
D10 Do They Owe Us A Living 1:18
D11 So What 1:26
D12 Salt ‘n’ Pepper 2:13

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Weight1200 g