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Feeding of the 5000
Feeding of the 5000
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Crass
Title: Feeding of the 5000
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Crass
Original Release Date: 1/1/1978
Re-Release Date: 10/19/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 718750700124, 718752578127

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JUAN MARTIN GABASTOU | Weston Hills, FL United States | 03/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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 !!!"
Brilliant and Very, Very Intelligent
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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. If you like this kind of music, you'll probably like this, if you don't, then get this and try something new, I guarantee after you listen to it a couple times you'll like it. Everything I've said in this review goes for all their other records, too (I've heard them all), but I really think this one's the best. Five out of five stars, hands-down."
BEST AND FIRST | Ohio, USA | 01/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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."