Punk icons Crass have announced details of their latest EP, ‘Normal Never Was’. Featuring two remixes from their seminal 1978 album, ‘The Feeding of The Five Thousand’, with the profits going to charity refuge.
Heading up the remixes are Richard Russell, head honcho of XL records (under the guise of rLr), and synth-pop artist Glasser. Each of them tackling tracks, ‘They’ve Got Bomb’ and, ‘Do They Owe Us A Living?’ respectively.
Speaking of the project, Glasser has said: “Crass is a great example of futuristic art and lifestyle; anchored in communal ethics and collective spirit, moving beyond mere defiance of authority and into radical ideas of love and creativity.
“I’m so glad I had the chance to play around with their recordings. It’s basically the best gift a fan could get from the artists they admire.”
This comes after the band made, ‘The Feeding of The Five Thousand’ free for fans to download and remix in whatever way they saw fit, in a truly DIY act of punk nonchalance.
‘Normal Never Was’ 12” EP out July 24th on Crass Records.
All money raised from the project will go to the charity ‘Refuge’ – http://www.refuge.org.uk/