But although this was a bitter disappointment, Christ still remains one of the most compelling documentations of political resistance ever put to vinyl. This is music which confronts you directly, makes you think exactly where you stand and forces you out of a state of inertia.
In the current climate of social upheaval and financial meltdown, the overwhelming relevance of this album is self-evident. There was no cod reggae; no easy hooks; no guitar hero posturing; no major deals; no drug induced meltdown; no march into bloated self-parody.
The music on Christ remains resolutely confrontational — you listen to it, or you turn it off. But it also brings into sharp focus the uncomfortable possibility that an LP released 30 years ago bears more political relevance in than the majority of records released in the last five. And while a social network enabled DIY musical revolution marches perpetually onwards, it often leads towards an unedifying gravy train of inglorious self-promotion rather than any real comment on, or mechanism for, social change.
That way Christ remains a vibrant — living - document of bloodied free spirit, rather than a footnote on the punk family tree. Share this article:. If you love what we do, you can help tQ to continue bringing you the best in cultural criticism and new music by joining one of our subscription tiers. As well as the unparalleled joy of keeping the publication alive, you'll receive benefits including exclusive editorial, podcasts, and specially-commissioned music by some of our favourite artists.
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Sentiment White Feathers. Major General Despair. Bomb Plus Bomb Tape Lyrics.Released with unplanned irony as the Falklands War raged -- an event that would provide grist for the band's eventual masterwork, Yes Sir I Will -- Christ, another two-album half-studio/half-live set like Stations of the Crass, once again aims to take no neucacentiudersttit.kottdcomolpotkabulksanctymudedesmoi.coting up the continued "leave no stone unturned" lyrical approach that characterized the group from the start, Crass again.