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PENIS ENVY

"WHAT VISION IS LEFT AND IS ANYONE ASKING?"

A MASCULINE/FEMININE PERFECT ALLIANCE?

"MISERY THRILLS TO THE EXCITEMENT OF PARCHED FLESH AND MIND... BLOOD RELATED SERVANTS TO THE POWER OF PAIN... WE KEEP IT POSSIBLE THROUGH OUR MUTE ACCEPTANCE."

"It's hard enough to find water here. I want so gently to remove your mask."

"Who do you watch? Who is your leader? Which is your flock?"

(This is the orignal poster art, by Gee)

SIDE ONE Bata Motel. Systematic Death. Poison in a Pretty Pill. What the Fuck?

SIDE TWO Where Next Columbus? Berkertex Bribe. Smother Love. Health Surface. Dry Weather

Unlisted track: Our Wedding

CRASS. Penis Envy. Eve Libertine/Lead Vocals. Joy de Virve/Lead Vocal on "Health Service. Phil Free/Lead Guitar. B.A.Nana/Rythm Guitar. Pete Wright/Bass. Penny Rimbaud/Drums. G/Harmonium on "What the Fuck?." CRASS Member not on this recording/Steve Ignorant. Paintings by G. Design by Exitstencil Press.

It now seemed time to launch a feminist attack. For some time we had been aware that we were being labelled as a bother band and that the feminist element within our work was largely ignored. We released Penis Envy and the music press, missing the point entirely, heralded it as having been made by "the only feminists physically attractive enough to make you sure they're singing out of choice rather than revenge". What do you do with these guys? The reaction from many Crass 'fans' expressed similar prejudices, but from an entirely different angle. They wanted to know why we'd only got 'birds singing'. The devil or the deep blue sea?


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