Unreleased product on Crass Records, which came out on test pressing only. Sandwiched somewhere between the Jane Gregory and KUKL releases on Crass Records, these tracks are amazingly rare.
Indebted to Vince ex of D.I.R.T. now performing in the excellent Earth Culture.
Not sure of the reason of why this single was not ever released, it has been produced professionally at Southern Studios under the guidence of Penny Rimbaud. One reason was that perhaps the material carrying 1984 and CATNO catalogue numbers had not been selling at this time. KUKL would not sell properly until the Sugarcubes turned up on One Little Indian Records to make Bjork a household name. A little while later the last CATNO release ‘Best Before’, a compilation double LP of Crass material, would become the big seller in the near future for this label. The vibe on these tracks is similar to Lydon and Bambataa’s Timezone 12″ single ‘World Destruction’ released around the same time. These track’s definitely fall short of the magnificent Timezone release, but in context of the time when even U.S. artists dealing in breaks were finding their feet, then it is not a bad attempt at early political based U.K. hip hop.
Steve went on with his Punch and Judy performances and helping out Conflict for a couple of years. Steve fronting both Schwartzeneggar and Stratford Mercenaries in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and led the line up of last years ‘Feeding Of The Five Thousand’ gig in the Shepherds Bush. A very sweet guy, hoping he is well on the coast since moving away from Epping.