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Christ The Album

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Christ: The Album is Crass' fourth album, released in 1982. It was released as a boxed set double vinyl LP package, including one disk of new studio material and another, entitled Well Forked.., featuring a live recording of their June 1981 gig at the 100 Club in London along with other tracks and fragments. The album also included a book, A Series Of Shock Slogans and Mindless Token Tantrums (which featured Penny Rimbaud's essay The Last of the Hippies [1] (http://www.southern.com/southern/label/CRC/text/09438a.html), telling the story of the suspicious death of his friend Wally Hope) and a large size poster painted by Gee Vaucher.

The album took over a year to record, produce and mix, during which time the Falklands War had taken place. This caused Crass to fundementally question their approach to making records, for as a group whose very reason for existing was to comment upon political issues, they felt they had been overtaken and made to appear redundant by real world events. Subsequent releases, including the singles "How does it Feel to Be the Mother of A Thousand Dead" and "Sheep Farming in the Falklands" and album Yes Sir, I Will saw the band strip their sound 'back to basics' and issued as 'tactical responses' to political situations.

Studio tracks

  1. Have A Nice Day
  2. Smother Love
  3. Ninteen Eighty Bore
  4. I Know There Is Love
  5. Beg Your Pardon
  6. Birth Control 'n' Rock 'n' Roll
  7. Reality Whitewash
  8. It's The Greatest Working Class Ripoff
  9. Deadhead
  10. You Can Be Who?
  11. Buy Now Pay As You Go
  12. Rival Tribal Revel Rebel (pt 2)
  13. Bumhooler
  14. Sentiment (White Feathers)
  15. Major General Despair
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