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Feeding of the 5000

CrassAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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listen  2. do they owe us a living? 1:24$0.89  Buy MP3 
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listen14. you pay. 1:44$0.89  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 19, 1995)
  • Original Release Date: 1978
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Crass
  • ASIN: B000001U0F
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,548 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Very, Very Intelligent December 6, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
By reading all of the other reviews that customers have made below this one, it's obvious that they are just more of the 80s' punk fashion leftovers/copycats who spit out cliches about being a "true punk" and hating MTV. I'm not glorifying MTV at all, but I DO want to let you know that if any of these people understood the messages of this shockingly intelligent band, they would know that punk really is dead, and that mohawks and bondage pants had absolutely nothing to do with it. Punk rock, through bands like the Sex Pistols, the Clash, all the way up to Blink-182 and Good Charlotte, has been misrepresented horribly. Punk rock was founded on the ideas of modern anarchism, and it's purpose was to spread those ideas in order to create a revolution. Every anarchist's opinions, theories, and ideas vary, but they all still share some basic, common ideals. The mohawks, liberty spikes and bondage gear is nothing but a cliche, a fashion that came after the Clash sold out (Crass talks about this in "Punk Is Dead"), and it has NOTHING to do with punk rock music or anarchism. With that said, moving on to the record. The lyrics are great. They're free of cliches, have no holes in them, and are very humorous at times. They make perfect sense, and if you don't understand them, then have a dictionary next to you when you read them (it helps). Best of all, their ideas actually work. The music's original and sounds like no one else, which only adds to their impact. The musicianship's simple for the most part, but the bassist lays down some really good bass lines (especially "Securicor"). The bottom line: if you understand politics and anarchism, then you'll identify with the words great. If you don't understand any of that, this is great to get educated on. Read more ›
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEGINNING OF CRUST !!! March 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The best of all of Crass'albums-and the first of em all,for all of you who don't know.The drumming is incredible,the singing-more of a statement delivery,really-is unique and really nails you to the chair,while the music is weird and pogoing,the drumming is a unique " military style" like,the songs are full of ¨samples¨-tape loops really-lots of guitar feedback and radio sampling-not in the Ramones'fashion though.This and ¨Best Before are punker's favorites.You have to read from the lyric sheet while listening,otherwise you loose 90 % of theimpacts,coz lyrics is all this band's about,and that's no small accomplishment.You'll love every single second of this record,no damned fillers in here.32 minutes of the most exciting,powerful and never succesfully imitated anarcho-political PUNK ROCK.NUFF SAID !!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anarchy in action June 30, 2001
By mike d.
Format:Audio CD
A brilliant record. While other punk groups were just moaning & spending their royalties at the pub,Crass were actually getting off their arses, and fighting back.Which terrified most of their contemporaries, whose idea of anarchy was maybe not making their bed.They ran their own label,they kept album & ticket prices very low,they didn't try to flog t-shirts,they wouldn't even allow photos of themselves in the press.Some of the lyrics do seem overly paranoid,but at the time they were being leant on by MI5(government surveillance),while The Clash etc were travelling between stadiums in limousines. Also it sounds great.Critics say they couldn't play,but the guitars & drums are really distinctive and powerful-- most punk stuff from that time sounds feeble--like it was recorded in a biscuit tin. Best tracks are Do They Owe Us A Living,Banned From The Roxy,& So What?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...they send me insane! October 25, 2008
By Boony
Format:Audio CD
This is the best way to piss off your parents, friends, teachers, cops, politicians, offspring, siblings, .....etc. etc.......
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BEST AND FIRST January 6, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This release (originally formatted on vinyl, thank you) was intended to only sell a maximum of 5000 copies, hence the title. Unspoken of in the music press, however is the fact that it was near 1,000,000 copies at last count a few years back. This first release by CRASS is my favorite by far. Two versions of the song "Do they owe us a living" are on this cd. If you like anything by crass, then you'll like this release.If you've never heard them before, then you are really missing out on some great British anrchist/peace punk.Simplistic form of music- not poppy skate punk and no emopunk lead guitar solos here- and biting hard comentaries on the state of affairs in late 70's/early 80's England. Alot of the ideas have been passed on to later punk bands on both sides of the atlantic lake. With out exception, Dead Kennedys, Circle Jerks, and Propagandhi (as well as many others) got a lot of their influence through these guys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crasstastic! February 15, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This CD is great. The first song by Crass I ever heard wasn't on here, I thought it ok, but when I heard Do They Owe Us A Living? I started to listen more and more of this CD....I love it.

Anything is a target here.

As for the music's quality?


Steve Ignorant's delivery (although it annoys some) makes the lyrics shine, while the drumming and guitars give the album a really unique flavor.

I personally consider this the Fresh Fruit of Rotting Vegetables for british punk rock.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Before 1984 March 1, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The artistic punch that went into this re-release is quite impressive. And that is even before delving into the 34 tracks that show the legendary anarcho-punk group at work and play.

A hefty booklet includes an essay each from Penny Rimbaud and Steve Ignorant, photographs, drawings, lyrics and remastering information. The original album artwork folds out into a mini-poster and the CD is housed in its own gatefold sleeve, which has recording information on the four sections of music (original album, Rimbaud and Ignorant in a duo performance, in an unknown studio on August 27, 1977, and at Southern Studios on February 27, 1978). Rimbaud's spoken word composition "Asylum" sounds even more powerful, though the classics "Do They Owe Us a Living?," "Punk is Dead" and "Fight War Not Wars" gleam with renewed energy.

Ignorant will soon be embarking on the North American leg of a tour that salutes the band's material. Though it's not promoting The Crassical Collection, the combination makes for a very Merry Crassmas.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Back in the Assylum
This is REAL punk. The rest is trash. Crass!!! and only Crass knows how to get the message across. Nobody else knows how. So I am and End Result!!!! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert A. Hansen
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
One of my first punk rock albums. ...A classic!
Brings back a lot of memories. Original anarchist that transformed the early punk rock scene.
Published 9 months ago by Gustavo Peirano
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad this is being remastered.
My copy of this CD is wearing down form constant playing. An anarchist punk classic I enjoy, and I'm not even an anarchist. Read more
Published 13 months ago by bananasarerad
One of the most revolutionary albums in rock and roll history. Includes a little book and a poster. GREAT SOUND.
Published 17 months ago by Pedro Espinosa Millán
5.0 out of 5 stars an important solution in releasing the knot which holds back human...
Underground. Untouched by mass media. Blah blah blah. Crass is art which may be understandable if you have any sense of morality and/or drive for intelligence. Read more
Published on January 14, 2010 by Peter F. Buksa
5.0 out of 5 stars punk
This cd is pure, raw punk at its finest. Don't expect glitz or glamour, just raw music and great lyrics and vocals.
Published on March 9, 2007 by Aaron Doolittle
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen to it then make up your mind
Theres always crap that comes with buying/listening/talking about this record. People say its the best punk album ever produced (I agree its one of the best). Read more
Published on January 14, 2007 by Rupert P. Murdock
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary
Originally planned as an EP, Crass finally decided to include an entire album's worth of material on their debut. Read more
Published on January 9, 2007 by Amazonian
4.0 out of 5 stars Won't be hearing this on the radio
Crass is a fantastic band with a strong message. One star off for being a bit "crap" when it comes to music, but thats not what crust punk is about. Read more
Published on March 21, 2006 by Fiendship Fun
5.0 out of 5 stars The first of the Crass recordings
Crass was one of those bands that the whole point of the band existing was to get the message out. Crass had good lyrics and ideas, but the instrumentals (if you were reading all... Read more
Published on November 24, 2005 by Steve
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