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Christ's Reality Asylum - A Catharsis


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Written and published as a journal of dissent in 1977 by Penny Rimbaud before the formation of anarchist tricksters Crass, Christ’s Reality Asylum became the template for much of the socio-political attitudes of the band. Crass’ first album, The Feeding of the Five Thousand, included a short section of the journal, going under the title of ‘Reality Asylum’, which led to immediate interest from the authorities. Charges of ‘criminal blasphemy’ were eventually dropped, but from that time on Crass were under constant surveillance by the police and MI5 (the New York mafia didn’t like it either!). In short, Christ’s Reality Asylum is Crass in a very large nutshell.

Released: June 2020
Cat: TPLP1569
Label: One Little Indian



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