1. GSong (Johnny Dynell Remix)
2. Banned (Charles Webber Remix)
CAT NO: CATNO14
CRASS – Normal Never Was II
12″ Limited Edition Blue Vinyl
Following XL Recordings honcho Richard Russell’s remix of Bomb a few weeks back, the Crass Feeding Of The Five Thousand remix project enters its next stage with a high-energy dancefloor deconstruction of G’s Song by New York DJ, producer and promoter Johnny Dynell. Well known for his 1983 cult hit Jam Hot (remixed and sampled many times over, most famously by Fatboy Slim and his group Beats International for Dub Be Good To Me in 1990), Dynell has had a long and illustrious career in music with his roots in the 70s Downtown No Wave art-punk scene.
Dynell’s connection and friendship with Crass goes back to those days when the anarchist punk icons played their only US gigs in 1978 in New York. The 12” also includes a jarring, cut-up experimental remix of the band’s infamous Banned From The Roxy worked on by electronic composer and video artist Charles Webber who, apart from his own extensive compositions, has for many years collaborated closely with Crass vocalist Eve Libertine on such works as the chamber opera Room of Worlds, an arrangement of Wilhelm Reich’s Listen Little Man and the Kernschmelze series devised by Crass founder Penny Rimbaud. Normal Never Was 2 is available on coloured blue vinyl with a limited pressing of 500 copies via Crass Records now working through One Little Independent Records.