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Class War - Better Dead Than Wed

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    Class War - Better Dead Than Wed
    • Class War - Better Than Wed - 01 - Better Dead Than Wed.mp3
    • Class War - Better Than Wed - 02 - Class War.mp3
    • Class War - Better Than Wed - 03 - Rap 'N' Durge.mp3


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    Better Dead Than Wed!
    Release Date : 1986

    Originally released with color picture sleeve. Re-released in 1995 [url=http://www.discogs.com/Class-War-Better-Dead-Than-Wed/release/2237020] with black and white version of picture sleeve[/url]. Title of A2 is assumed (as order on sleeve is confusing and the lyrics, although apt for the title, do not include it)

    Class War Biography

    Band members: Ian Bone (4), Martin Wright (17)1) Class war is an England based Anarchist organisation.
    They released the "Better Dead Than Wed" 7" record in 1986.
    The single was released to coincide with the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and the front cover featured a picture of the royal couple kissing with the title of the single part covering the picture. The rear of the sleeve featured a picture of the changing of the guard overlaid with a black and white image of an inner city riot.
    The single was released on the Mortarhate label and had the catalogue number MORT 000

    The EP contained three tracks, the first two on the A side, and the third on the B side.

    1. Class War - Spoken word over a piano background.
    2. Better Dead Than Wed - A punk track about the royal wedding.
    3. Rap 'n' Durge - A powerful angry monologue over a funky backbeat featuring brass and bass. Rap 'n' Durge was about Class War's attitude to the Royal Family as a whole rather than just the Royal Wedding.

    Run-out groove

    The run out groove of the record has messages scratched in both the A and B sides:

    * A side: "EAT THE RICH!"
    * B side: "July 23. You know what to do."


    The single contained an insert giving Class War's stance on the wedding along with full contact details for regional Class War groups and the paper.

    2005 release

    The title track has been updated and re-released as a free mp3 download available from the Mortarhate site This time the image is of Prince Charles riding a horse bearing a striking resemblance to Camilla Parker-Bowles.

    2) Straight edge hardcore from Australia

    Disclaimer: this biography was gathered automatically through an external music database and could be inaccurate. We don't control the information found here.

    Label - Mortarhate Records

    The Mortarhate label is owned and run by punk band Conflict (2).
    In 1984 it entered into a pressing and distribution deal with Jungle Records, an arrangement that lasted many years, with various other deals also done since 2000.