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Sunday, January 1, 2012

CRASS / The Feeding of the 5000 (1978)

British punk. The real deal, uncompromising both lyrically and musically. It's percussion heavy with twangy distorted guitars and screamed vocals that at times can't even be clearly discerned. They arguably can't play for shit but that's not the point, it's a statement, a musical expression of what it meant to be working class in late 70s Britain. If you've occasional anger issues and hate your government and everything they stand for, then it's the perfect music to make you feel less alone. Crass were too short lived but the music they gifted us is ever-relevant.

Songs of Note: AsylumDo They Owe Us a Living?

4 sounds of free speech out of 5

2 comments:

cuckoo77 said...

Gee-boo slipped me this album while in a drunken stupor.

It's all good.

Dr Faustus said...

T'is. Quality noise.
Later albums are great too.
Christ: The Album is my favourite.