Best Before 1984 Crassical Collection packshot
Leading up to the release of the Crassical Collection, CRASS has embarked on the ambitious The Feeding of the Five Thousand Remix Project. Beginning in late 2019, CRASS took the step of making the original separate track stems of their seminal debut album The Feeding of the Five Thousand available as a free download. With a call to take the original 16 track recording in its pre-mix state, the intent was for people to create their own remixes and interpretations and breathe fresh life and ideas into this revolutionary music.
The resulting Normal Never Was series has just released its third installment, featuring remixes by legendary producer Steve Aoki and Japanese outsider musician Mikado Koko. All proceeds from the Normal Never Was series are being donated to the Refuge charity (www.refuge.org.uk
“Different genre, different world, but common ground,” Rimbaud told Rolling Stone, which premiered Steve Aoki’s remix of “Banned from the Roxy” yesterday. “Steve’s contribution to the remix project defies the divide and rule notions of the governing classes and brings us together in a vibrant scream for liberation.”
Aoki added, “Remixing the legendary band CRASS was a big honor for me, and when they told me the proceeds from the remix would all be donated to a Refuge to help women in need my answer was an immediate yes. There’s a lot of people and problems that need our help and attention in this world, and I only hope that the money raised by this remix project helps to unfuck some of it.”
“Mikado Koko is a ground-breaking Japanese artist and musician stretching the boundaries of feminism and the avant-garde,” Rimbaud told Vive le Rock!, which debuted Koko’s “Asylum” remix. “No wonder, then, that she was drawn to remixing ‘Reality Asylum’ and thereby proving the universality of the liberationist cause.”
Join Rimbaud and Aoki for a livestream chat via Instagram Live on Monday, August 24 August at 4 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. PDT.
In addition to the CRASS releases, Rimbaud’s latest solo record, HOW?, also dropped last Friday. HOW? is available at https://oli.lnk.to/How
Pre-order links for the Crassical Collection:
Best Before 1984 (Crassical Collection)
Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day (Crassical Collection)
Yes Sir, I Will (Crassical Collection)
Christ – The Album (Crassical Collection)
Stations of the Crass
Feeding of the Five Thousand (The Second Sitting)