As part of One Little Independents Crass reissue series – the Crassical Collection, the band have shared a never-before-heard track, ‘Sheep Farming in The Falklands 3’, about which the bands Penny Rimbaud comments “A previously unreleased version of ‘Sheep Farming in the Falklands’ written and produced sometime after hostilities had ceased. The first listener to send us the lyrics in full will be handsomely rewarded. I’ve tried, but despite having written them, I still can’t get it word for word.”
Opening with a pseudo Pathe news feed, it descends (or maybe ascends) into this avant-punk gem, full of barked lyrics decrying the government, whilst guitars scream and scratch and this bassline sojurns all over the place, as the track pogos it’s way through,
Check it out, here
Set for release on October 2nd, the Crassical Collection includes Stations of the Crass (1979), Feeding of the Five Thousand (The Second Sitting) (1981), Penis Envy (1981), Christ – The Album (1982), Yes Sir, I Will (1983), Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day (1986) and Best Before 1984 (1986). Each of the records have been repackaged and bolstered by rare and unreleased tracks, and stunning new artwork from Gee Vaucher, who has lovingly created what could only be considered a true artefact. The first six albums include two CDs, with the first disc being the main album remastered by Alex Gordon and Penny Rimbaud at Abbey Road Studios and the second being a mixture of rare live and remastered studio recordings. Each package also includes a fold-out poster and a high-quality 60-page booklet featuring all lyrics along with extensive liner notes from band members Penny Rimbaud and Steve Ignorant, which shed light on the making of the records.
Pre-order now at https://www.olirecords.com/shop/crass/normalneverwas3/.
Pre-order links for the Crassical Collection:Best Before 1984 (Crassical Collection)
Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day (Crassical Collection) https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Notes-Summers-Crassical-Collection/dp/B08FTBNGDN
Yes Sir, I Will (Crassical Collection) https://www.amazon.com/Yes-Sir-Will-Crassical-Collection/dp/B08FTF34ZZ
Christ – The Album (Crassical Collection) https://www.amazon.com/Christ-Album-Crassical-Collection-Crass/dp/B08FTH9KMV
Feeding of the Five Thousand (The Second Sitting) https://www.amazon.com/Feeding-Thousand-Sitting-Crassical-Collection/dp/B08FTHLN95