The last ever show of Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment will take place in London at the Vortex Jazz Club on Wednesday 4th December. Tiring, as he does, of any form of permanence, Penny is renaming his operations.
Love Songs is the book which compiles all of the words to all of the songs by Crass. Originally published by Pomona in 2004 as a paperback, and out of print for a couple of years, we felt it was time for a resurrection.
And so we arrive at number six in the series of re-releases of Crass’ now classical albums remastered and with additional related material. This edition includes the original Crass album plus additional tracks featuring Eve Libertine, Hit Parade, A-Soma and Penny Rimbaud, and comes with a specially designed fold-out poster and an illustrated booklet containing lyrics and contextual notes. Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day – The Swansong. Recorded at Southern Studios Winter 1984–Summer 1985.
The Crassical Collection continues apace, and the second release is the newly remastered and repackaged Stations Of The Crass. Just as with Feeding of the Five Thousand before it, this legendary album has been repackaged and bolstered by rare tracks, and stunning new artwork from band member Gee Vaucher (aka G. Suss), a 64-page booklet featuring extensive liner notes from band members Penny Rimbaud and Steve Ignorant, plus a recreation of the original and iconic fold-out poster sleeve.
“Five thousand's a crowd (four thousand nine hundred and ninety nine more than I imagined were going to buy the record), but two's company (I knew for certain that my Mum would want one), so it was on the plate, ready to serve, The Feeding of the Five Thousand.”
This week Vice published the above entry in their Do's and Don'ts. When reposted on the Facebook page for Crass fans, it immediately garnered that predictable room-dividing effect. Unfortunately, not many of the posters got the joke.