Punk pioneers Crass continue their vinyl reissue series, repressing their limited releases of adjacent artists through Crass Records, in association with One Little Independent Records. Following records from Honey Bane and Jane Gregory in March, comes reissues from Captain Sensible and Omega Tribe.
The series, including over twenty bands and solo artists recorded at the legendary Southern Studios and produced by Penny Rimbaud, continues with two historic pieces of the Crass Records catalogue; anarcho-punk outfit Omega Tribe’s debut release ‘Angry Songs’, and cult icon Captain Sensible’s ‘This is Your Captain Speaking’. The anti-establishment themes explored by both artists remains as pertinent today as they were upon their release over forty years ago.
‘This Is Your Captain Speaking’ by Captain Sensible (a founding member of punk rock legends The Damned) mixes pure punk audaciousness with hints of psychedelia and goth as well as choral music, to create something undeniably “Captain”. The EP features vocal contributions from the band, Dolly Mixture and engineer John Loder’s young daughter Tash. Penny Rimbaud, who wrote the lyrics for the first track, ‘What D’Ya Give’, features on drums throughout. Tongue-in-cheek and also raw, the EP represents a pivotal moment when two of punk’s original trailblazers joined forces.
Tongue-in-cheek and also raw, the EP represents a pivotal moment when two of punk’s original trailblazers joined forces. First released on 7” vinyl, limiting the sound, the new repressing has been remastered for 12” at Abbey Road Studios, allowing this release to be heard as never before.
This, plus enlarged replicas of the original covers, brings new gusto to the already radical sound