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Crass - Stations Of The Crass (Used 2 x LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Crass - Stations Of The Crass (Used 2 x LP)

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Classic first Crass double record. 1979 UK first press!

Description

"They said that we were trash/Well the name is Crass, not Clash." So goes the opening of the coruscating "White Punks on Hope," and with Stations Crass takes things to an even more vicious level than on Feeding. The opening yelps and screams from Ignorant on "Mother Earth" over a slow-building burn show that there was already much more to Crass than simple crash and bash punk, and with the rest of the album the collective moves between full-on assault and an ever increasing agit-snarl experimentation. Originally released as two vinyl discs, the conclusion of the second consists of a live show in Islington the summer of 1979, with the band tearing through new and old cuts with passion, including such fierce anthems as "Do They Owe Us a Living?" and "Shaved Women." The studio tracks, including versions of some cuts from the live show, all come from a one-day session four days after the concert, and while some tracks are almost fragments, surprisingly things aren't as constantly monochrome or as rushed as one might think. Whether stripping things down to dub-tinged bass, drums, and repetitive guitar snarls or blends of staccato rhythms and found-sound noise (or even, on "Walls," trying a bit of disco), Crass creates a unique brand of fierce, inspirational music. Libertine and De Vivre make impressive cameos alongside Ignorant's lead vocals, making the perfect argument through performance that passion trumps technical skill when the chips are down. The sheer amount of issue tackling and blunt speaking throughout ranges from political statements of purpose over every aspect of the status quo to relentless self-examination. One running attack against the band was always that their words were better read than listened to, but hearing the seething hatred projected by Ignorant on "Big Man, Big M.A.N." is enough to convince one otherwise. One of the funniest tracks is the vivisection of music press figure Garry Bushell, "Hurry Up Garry," which uncannily predicts his eventual descent into right-wing tabloid idiocy.

-AllMusic

Tracklist

A1 Mother-Earth
A2 White Punks On Hope
A3 You've Got Big Hands
A4 Darling
A5 System
A6 Big Man, Big M.A.N.
A7 Hurry Up Garry (The Parsons Farted)
B1 Fun Going On
B2 Crutch Of Society
B3 Heard Too Much About
B4 Chairman Of The Bored
B5 Tired
B6 Walls (Fun In The Oven)
B7 Upright Citizen
C1 The Gasman Cometh
C2 Demoncrats
C3 Contaminational Power
C4 Time Out
C5 I Ain't Thick, It's Just A Trick
C6 Untitled
D1 System
D2 Big Man, Big M.A.N.
D3 Banned From The Roxy
D4 Hurry Up Garry
D5 Time Out
D6 They've Got A Bomb
D7 Fight War, Not Wars
D8 Women
D9 Shaved Women
D10 You Pay
D11 Heard Too Much About
D12 Angels
D13 What A Shame
D14 So What
D15 G's Song
D16 Do They Owe Us A Living?
D17 Punk Is Dead

Original Release Year: 1979

Label: Crass Records

Catalog #: 521984

Format: 2 x 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: Used - Foldout cover is in good overall shape with light edge wear, small pin holes and tiny tears in corners (very unnoticeable) and some small tears at the corners. Vinyl looks like new. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.

Vinyl: NM

Cover: VG+

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