Friday, October 03, 2008

Now that's just Crass

There are very few artists who have managed to have questions asked about them in the House of Commons, in fact I believe that the list is just John Lennon, UB40, the Sex Pistols and Crass. The latter ended up being enquired about because of their single 'How does it feel to be the mother of a thousand dead?' an attack on Thatcher and the Falklands War.

I can't post it here - I don't have it, and it's not on emusic or iTunes either (can anyone help?!?!).

But I did track down this single, which deals with some of those who were offended by the aforementioned single, this one is 'Sheep Farming In The Falklands.'

Crass -'Sheep Farming In the Falklands.' mp3

This was inspired because I picked up their debut LP, The Feeding Of the 5,000 today, with the wonderful'Do they Owe Us A Living?' A fantastic riposte at the end of the working week...

Crass -'Do They Owe Us A Living?' mp3

Official website
Crass @ Wikipedia


Anonymous said...

About a year or so ago I went to a lecture by one of the men from Crass. He was an extremely good speaker. All very interesting stuff.


Anonymous said...

As I have said before, I loved Crass's ideas and liked a lot of their music but always felt like a sell-out after listening to them because i found it impossible to live up to their ideals, as a meat eating teenager growing up in Lanarkshire. Banned from the Roxy is another great track fromm the Feeding.
Avalance have the Best Before 1984 which is a collection of their singles, which is worth investing in.
I will send you Shep Farming In The Falklands.

Anonymous said...


meant How Does It Feel.


Ed said...

Gav - can imagine they'll be good, they do seem to have been quite articulate people, and masters of the dadaist/situationalist prank...

Drew - thank you in advance...


Terrapin said...

There was an interesting article in the Guardian last year

"Lobotomy-epitome" (Do They Owe etc) - they don't write rhyming couplets like that any more!


Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Crass were as important as The Clash for politicising a generation of disspossessed and disenchented yoof!