Crass – Crass Records – 1979

Reality Asylum

Shaved Women

The only Crass ‘released to the public’ product I will put up, the back catalogue vinyl and CD’s are still available via Southern Studios / Southern Record Distributors. There are some other Crass oddities, demos, practises, interviews etc, that I uploaded (with permission from Penny Rimbaud) several months ago. Please use the Search or Download Guide functions on the right, or scroll down all the way if you are not in a rush!

I wanted to put this up as the first music post for the new year. This single is always relevant whatever year it is.

Also Nic who adds the odd comment to these KYPP posts from time to time has got some text published in January 2008 WIRE magazine about this very release so kind of fitting this post into that magazine article below:

Nic’s piece in WIRE Magazine

  1. Nic
    January 2, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for the scan, penguin 🙂

  2. Jay Vee
    Jay Vee
    September 27, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Liking the rare cardboard sleeve, and regretting binning everything vinyl I ever owned of Crass…a little bit; Feeding Of The 5000 on Small Wonder records, with Reality Asylum omitted which prompted Crass to release it themselves, your copy with it’s cardboard sleeve being a result of their immediacy to press it, as any Crass detective would discern… also had Rival Trival Revel Rebel on solid vinyl with it’s paper bag kind of sleeve, one sided facsimile type print of the lyrics on.
    My reason for binning it all? – I didn’t want to have to sell them like I did other vinyl at times when I was strapped for cash, to keep the Crass ethics pure in my own way…

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing though, and wish I just stored the whole Crass collection for the future, if just to donate it to a site like this, or some kind of museum ha ha 😀

  3. johnn
    August 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    is there a recording anywhere of reality asylum without the sound effects, just the spoken word?

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