Monday, February 9, 2009

Crass - Penis Envy

Crass at times get a bad image mostly because they were so overtly political and whatnot. A lot of people discard them as just a typical pamphleteering, anarcho band refusing to give them a shot. It's sad because the truth is that they were sonic madmen with close ties to the entire post-industrial, crazy, black magick, UK music scene from the late 70's and 80's. Collaborations by members with Current 93 and Nurse with Wound prove this.

In this album the ladies take over. Eve Libertine sings most of the songs with some help from Joy De Vivre. Together they hit us with a barrage of lyrics tackling feminism, consumerism, marriage, sexual repression, love, the health industry, oppression, ext.... Musically it was some of the most experimental stuff they ever did. A complete onslaught of punk, post punk, noise, and dark industrial-esque sound collages. Listen to the madness that is "What the Fuck?" and tell me it couldn't be a long lost Cabaret Voltaire song or something like that.

Thanks to commecial zone for the link.


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