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Crass - The Feeding Of The Five Thousand Album

Crass - The Feeding Of The Five Thousand Album
Performer: Crass
Genre: Rock
Title: The Feeding Of The Five Thousand
MP3 album size: 2658 mb
FLAC album size: 1892 mb
Style: Punk
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Catalog number: WEENY 2, WEENY TWO, 521984
Label: Small Wonder Records, Crass Records


2So What
4Fight War, Not Wars
5Reject Of Society
6G's Song
7General Bacardi
8What A Shame
10The Sound Of Free Speech
11Punk Is Dead
12You Pay
13Banned From The Roxy
14Do They Owe Us A Living?
15They've Got A Bomb
16End Result
18Well?....Do They?


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WEENY 2, WEENY TWO, 621984Crass The Feeding Of The Five Thousand ‎(12", Album, EP)Small Wonder Records, Small Wonder Records, Small Wonder RecordsWEENY 2, WEENY TWO, 621984UK1979
621984Crass The Feeding Of The Five Thousand ‎(12", RP)Crass Records621984FranceUnknown
621984CCrass The Feeding Of The 5000 ‎(Cass, Album)Crass Records621984CFrance1981
621984Crass The Feeding Of The 5000 (The Second Sitting) ‎(12", RE)Crass Records621984UKUnknown
621984 RCrass The Feeding Of The 5000 (The Second Sitting) ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM)Crass Records621984 RUK2019


  • Artwork, Coordinator [Coordination]G
  • BassPete Wright
  • Drums, Noises [Radio]Penny Rimbaud
  • Lacquer Cut ByPecko (tracks: B1 to B9), Porky (tracks: A1 to A9)
  • Lead Guitar, Backing VocalsPhil Free
  • Lead VocalsSteve Ignorant
  • Liner NotesGarry Bushell, Tony Parsons
  • Plated ByTB
  • Producer, Written-By, DesignCrass
  • Rhythm Guitar, Backing VocalsN.A. Palmer
  • VocalsPete Wright (tracks: B3 to B5)
  • VoiceVirginia Creeper (tracks: B2)


The 12" inner sheet is slightly different to the initial copies, containing a record review, liner notes, credits and lyrics. In addition on the front of the inner sheet the "6" of "621984" was crossed out and a hand written "5" was added ("521984"). This (supposedly) refers to the number of years until 1984, '6' when the first insert was produced and '5' by the time the second appeared.

The sleeve, the labels and the matrices are virtually identical between initial presses and it is unclear whether they were made at the same or different times. Both initial presses feature a blank, white spine, and a back cover that is printed upside-down relative to the front cover. Both have plain white inner sleeves with rounded corners reading "uk patent no. 1,125,555."

Inner Sheet:
eve libertine/voice on asylum
all material ©℗Ⓐ CRASS.1978.
recorded live at southern studios
special thanks to john of southern studios, to larry williams, and to pete, mari and alan of small wonder.

Small Wonder Music Ltd.
©℗Ⓐ 1978

External Information:
A1 was meant to be the track 'Asylum', vocals credited to Eve Libertine on the inner sheet, but no company would press the record with this track. It was replaced with silence. The lyrics for this track on the insert are covered with a black bar with an explanation.


  • Other (Back Of Sleeve): WEENY TWO
  • Other (Label Side A): WEENY 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): TB WEENY 2 - A³   PORKY SEZ IT'S OK!   OK!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): TB PECKO WEENY2-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Written as Ligature): TB


  • Recorded At – Southern Studios
  • Copyright (c) – Crass
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Crass
  • Published By – Small Wonder Music Ltd.



The Feeding of the 5000 is the first album by the anarcho-punk band Crass. The album was recorded on 29 October 1978, by John Loder at Southern Studios and was released the same year. It was considered revolutionary in its time due to what was considered an extreme sound, frequently profane lyrical content and the anarchist political ideals in the lyrics. The album also saw the introduction of Crass's policy of ensuring cheap prices for their records. This album is considered one of the first punk. Subscribe Artist: Crass Album: The Feeding Of The 5,000 Year: 1978 Side 1 Asylum - 2. The Feeding of the Five Thousand The Second Sitting. Complete your Crass collection. Album 1977 34 Songs. More By Crass. Stations of the Crass The Crassical Collection. Unfortunately, the station stopped broadcasting. Perhaps, this is a temporary station problem. You can leave your e-mail and we will let you know when the broadcast of the station will be online again: Or listen to the other Envy. Stations of the Crass. Christ The Album. Ten Notes on a Summer's free to Crass The Feeding of the Five Thousand The Sound Of Free Speech, Do They Owe Us a Living and more. 18 tracks 37:31. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the : 1. The Sound Of Free Speech, 2. Do They Owe Us A Living, 3. End Result, 4. Theyve Got A Bomb, 5. Punk Is Dead, 6. Reject Of Society, 7. General Bacardi, 8. Banned From The Roxy, 9. Gs Song, 10. Fight War, Not Wars, 11. Women, 12. Securicor, 13. Sucks, 14. You Pay, 15. Angels, 16. What A Shame, 17. So What, 18. Do They . Vinyl LP album record 1st press 3 -Crass - The Feeding Of The Five Thousand 5000. Vinyl LP album record 1st press. 23 629,43 RUB. О товаре. Crass Records Cat No: CC01, 621984. Rare & Original CD Album 2010. Показать все. But the melodic and textural qualities of the record, not to mention the throat-full-of-vomit vocals, are so unrelentingly harsh and monotonous that it's difficult to imagine anybody playing this for pleasure. With a band such as this, that might indeed be the point, but it doesn't make for lasting art
Actually I have two first presses and a second press here, and the covers and vinyl are all identical down to the matrix numbers (the matrix numbers are slightly to the right of the label on the second press to where they are on the first press, but that may just vary with the individual copy). Even the origianl inner sleeve reading "uk patent no. 1,125,555." is the same. I think the only difference is the insert. With no evidence from anyone else to the contrary, I am amending the listings now.
"Sleeve with an empty, white spine. Back cover of sleeve is printed upside-down compared to the front cover. "Are these features meant to distinguish the second and first presses, or does the first also have a white spine and upside down back? I have what I am mostly sure is a first press with both these features... If so, we should make this clearer on the discogs page...
HelloI have a white copy but Asylum is included and the lyrics are not cross out with a black line(like the only white version here). should a new version be created?Thanks
This classic 12" has been rereleased by Southern Records in 2017 in white vinyl.
gosh darn millennials, said the aging man on his computer looking at expensive records on the internet.
We need bands like this more than ever. Why are millennials such conformist lamers?
Fantastic album (not a 12) I learnt more about politics listening to this album than I did in my entire time at secondary school.
I can only reply to the 'is/was this an lp?' - how I have previously have - in '79 we regarded it as a 12" e.p. None of us had heard Crass on radio & I believe we had read a single review ( in Sounds mag I think) ...regarding what you may or may not have '81 the sight of an audience repeating word for word lyrics at live 'shows' was an indication that for a large part the band had failed .Simply accepting the words & politics (without debate)of a band because you like their sound or look being little different to following a political party due to their uniform..
Punk Rock 101. The real deal. Political. Angry for all of the right reasons. I would call this a full length LP, not an EP. Brutally smart, raw, and honest.
Myself & some friends had this on release & we always 'thought' of it as a 12" e.p.- I'm not sure why,though possibly its low price played a part as there were few records like this at the time, the record speed 45 or 33 wouldn't have been the reason as PILs 'Metal Box' from the same year was regarded by us as 'an lp'- not 3 12"s
later reissued with printed innersleeve instead of the insert. and an X was printed over the number 6 of the catalogue number. the record images here are for the 2nd pressing, not the 1st.
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