CRASS - NORMAL NEVER WAS 111 - LTD PURPLE VINYL 12"
As part of their ambitious The Feeding of the Five Thousand Remix Project, punk pioneers Crass are returning with another exclusive coloured 12" single featuring remixes by legendary producer Steve Aoki and Japanese outsider musician Mikado Koko.
In this latest release, the third in the series, Banned from the Roxy is given a dirty, bass-heavy and anthemic turnaround by two-time Grammy nominated Aoki with Roxy (Unf*ck the World Steve Aoki Remix), one that pushes the crucial original lyrics to the front but gleefully plays with the fast paced, maniacal beat.
Asylum (Mikado Koko Remix) preserves the antireligious spoken word piece with a subtle but no less impactful twist. Both serve to inject even more intensity to already powerful tracks and are crystal clear reminders of why crass were so important and remain so vital today.
All monies raised from the project will go to the charity Refuge who said: "We're incredibly grateful to Crass and their team for helping raise vital funds for Refuge. Since the start of lockdown, Refuge has seen a 66% rise in demand for its helpline, and a 950% rise in visits to its helpline website. This shows the sheer extent of the need for specialist domestic abuse services - not just during lockdown but beyond. Every penny raised helps us to ensure that no woman or child is turned away from safety."
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