05 Sep CRASS, Anarcho-Punk collective deliver four remastered albums on vinyl
CRASS, Anarcho-Punk collective are delivering four remastered albums on vinyl.
Firstly, Crass were at the forefront of the punk scene in London during the late ’70s and early ’80s. Furthermore, they promoted anarchism as a political ideology and popularised the anarcho-punk movement. Similarly, the band believed in direct action, performing organized squats, spreading anti-fascism messages and encouraged resistance of political authority through DIY leaflets, sound collages, art, poetry, and film.
The Remastered Albums
So the British anarcho-punk collective, Crass recently surprised everyone with the release of three remastered original versions of their essential albums. In detail, they are Stations Of The Crass, Feeding Of The Five Thousand (The Second Sitting), and Best Before 1984. Following this, Crass have announced that they have put out four more remastered albums on vinyl. Specifically, Yes Sir, I Will, Penis Envy, Ten Notes On A Summer’s Day, and Christ, The Album. The records will be out via their own Crass Records and distributed via One Little Indian.
To explain the remastered albums, co-founder Penny Rimbaud alongside bandmate Gee Vaucher said: “Crass was then and this now, but the lyrics remain tragically relevant, indeed, Crass were often so prophetic that it’s only now that their warnings might make sense to those who in the day preferred to keep their heads firmly buried in the sand. ‘Global warming? Nah, let’s go down the lido. Where the Pistols and The Clash now sit comfortable in the backlit annuls of rock’n’roll history, Crass continue to contribute the ever-growing voice of global dissent.”
So, Penny Rimbaud is the drummer and co-founder of Crass. He will be releasing his own 7″ titled War and Peace. The record will be delivered as a double A-side single featuring two cover versions of Bob Dylan’s ‘Masters of War’ and George Harrison’s ‘Isn’t It a Pity’. Crass remastered their collection of albums alongside Alex Gordon at Abbey Road. Explicitly with the intention that the pressings would sound “as it was in the beginning”, with original artwork.
Finally, head here to order the albums. Also, watch the video of Penny Rimbaud explaining their resurgence below.