Boomkat Product Review:
Originally released as an eighteen-track 12" EP running at 45rpm, Crass' Feeding Of The 5000 was their debut release, initially finding its way out via the Small Wonder label in 1978. The controversy surrounding opening track 'Reality Asylum' (later to be known as 'Asylum') prompted the band to set up their own record label so as to maintain editorial control, and although the initial run of Feeding The 5000 arrived without the track, subsequent issues have restored it in all its blasphemous, droning unpleasantness. The album jolts into a more kinetic, yet no less confrontational mode with the incendiary 'Do They Owe Us A Living?', setting the tone for the remainder of this anarcho-punk blueprint.