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JEFFREY LEWIS - 12 Crass Songs

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  1. Anxiety69

    Anxiety69Experienced Member Uploader Experienced member Forum Member




    Oct 18, 2009
    Male, 44 years old
    Long Beach CA United States


    Interesting anti-folk take on crass classics.

    01 End Result 3:26
    02 I Ain't Thick, It's Just A Trick 5:05
    03 Systematic Death 3:28
    04 The Gasman Cometh 3:07
    05 Banned From The Roxy 1:59
    06 Where Next Colombus? 4:18
    07 Do They Owe Us A Living? 1:42
    08 Securicor 1:33
    09 Demoncrats 5:47
    10 Big A, Little A 5:12
    11 Punk Is Dead 2:57
    12 Walls (Fun In The Oven) 3:29


    12 Crass Songs
    Release Date : 2008

    All lyrics printed with permission from Crass and Southern Records. These are Jeffrey Lewis' re-written lyrics as they appear on this album.

    JEFFREY LEWIS Biography

    American singer/songwriter and comic book artist, born November 20, 1975 in New York City.
    Brother of [a405435].

    There are two artists called Jeffrey Lewis. One (b. 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, the other is a Welsh composer.

    Jeffrey Lewis is an American singer/songwriter and comic-book artist, part of the Anti-folk movement. Several of his musical influences have been acknowledged in his songs such as The Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song, concerning the song by Leonard Cohen, and The History of The Fall. Like Cohen, Lewis' lyrics are complex and literate, often combining a depressing world-view with a hopeful message and sharp wit. Born in New York City and growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan Island his songs are also highly informed by his home surroundings, with songs namechecking places such as Williamsburg, the FDR Drive and the East River.

    Jeffrey Lewis was born in New York in November 1975. He attended State University of New York at Purchase College and graduated in 1997; his final thesis was on the Alan Moore graphic novel "Watchmen".

    After being signed by the British record label Rough Trade in 2001, Lewis released his first official album The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane, and in 2003 he released the album It's the Ones Who've Cracked That the Light Shines Through. Lewis later released the album City & Eastern Songs, in the U.K. in November 2005. All three albums also include his brother, Jack Lewis, who wrote and sang a number of the songs. He has also performed and collaborated with fellow New York Anti-folk singers Kimya Dawson and Diane Cluck.

    His latest album, 12 Crass Songs was released on Rough Trade in Europe in September of 2007. As the title suggests, it is 12 covers of the British anarchist punk band Crass. It features vocals, keyboard and recorder from Helen Shriner, bass by both John Kessel and brother Jack Lewis, drums by David Beachamp (live drummer/The Bloodugars) and Raphi Gottesman (who often plays with Jack Lewis). Shwervon's Nan Turner also contributes vocals to various tracks.

    Jeffrey Lewis is a Welsh composer. After graduating from University College, Cardiff, he studied composition with Stockhausen, Ligeti, and Boguslaw Schaffer, and electronic composition with Don Banks. His early career was spent as a pianist with the Paris Chamber Ensemble; after his return to the U.K, in 1973 he joined the Department of Music at the University College of North Wales, Bangor.

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

    Label - Rough Trade

    Multinational label.
    Label Code: LC 5661 / LC 05661.
    Label Code LC 11945 belongs to label iRough Trade Records UK Ltd./i - not in Discogs

    Rough Trade was started by Geoff Travis in 1976 as a London record-shop and began releasing as an independent label in 1978. They quickly grew as a blabel and an independent distributor/b during the 1980s, collaborating with labels such as 4AD, Factory Records and One Little Indian to name a few.
    iNote/i: please use Rough Trade (3) for 'Exclusive Retailer' credits on editions pressed for Rough Trade Shops and roughtrade.com.

    • Catalog numbering used by the first incarnation of the label:

    Singles/EPs were numbered sequentially (001–247) with following prefixes:
    RT###: 7" singles, early 12" singles and some 10" singles
    RTT###: later 12" singles and some 10" singles
    RTT###CD: CD singles
    RTM###: 12" EPs/mini-albums
    There were also five early 7" singles numbered RTSO1 through RTSO5. These are all by the group Spizz Oil and related projects.

    ROUGH###: numbered sequentially (1–159), with extensions such as CD, MC, etc. for different formats
    RUFCD####: used only for four CD releases in 1989, numbered sequentially (6001-6004)
    COPY###: used for some early cassette releases issued under the label name Rough Tapes, numbered sequentially (001–???)

    After overstretching on the US market the label/distribution group ran into financial difficulty around 1990. The US branch was shut down and the German branch ended up in the Zomba Music Group where the name was eventually abandoned. In the UK One Little Indian provided financing and took over the label with original owner Geoff Travis initially in charge, but he soon left to start the Trade 2 label with Island Records. A result of this arrangement One Little Indian has retained ownership of some key catalogue releases, such as the early A.R. Kane albums. Dave Boyd was the label manager

    • Catalog numbering used by the second incarnation of the label:

    R###x: numbered sequentially (starting around 250) with x indicating format (0 = 12", 1 = LP, 2 = CD, 3 = CD Single, 4 = Cassette, 5 = mini-album, 6 = CD mini-album, 7 = 7" single, 8 = double LP)
    45REV##: singles club 7" series, numbered sequentially (01-??)

    Finally, Geoff Travis regained control of the Rough Trade label name around 1999–2000 and re-launched the label alongside Tugboat Records.

    • Catalog numbering being used by the third incarnation of the label:

    RTRADES###: 7" singles, 12" singles & vinyl EPs
    RTRADESCD###X: CD singles & CDEPs - 'X' is appended when two versions of the single are released
    RTRADESDVD###: DVD singles
    RTRADELP###: vinyl LP albums
    RTRADECD###: CD albums

    On some releases, the E in RTRADE is missing, leaving RTRAD as the prefix.

    In July 2001, Sanctuary Records joined forces with Rough Trade, including its imprint Tugboat. The relationship with Sanctuary was intended to support Rough Trade's growth plans by enabling the label to utilise the well-established Sanctuary infrastructure with a particular emphasis on the international sector.

    In July 2007, a struggling Sanctuary announced, as part of its preamble to being bought by Universal, the sale of its 49% interest in the loss-making Rough Trade for a cash sum of £800,000 to the Beggars Group. Rough Trade continues to operate from its Golborne Road offices in London, with Beggars assuming central office functions.
    The Rough Trade specialist retail chain did not figure in the deal.
  2. glyn123456

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  3. Paczilla

    PaczillaExperienced Member Experienced member




    Jun 28, 2012
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    Took me a while to find this, thanks.
  4. xrayspex

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    Feb 28, 2015
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    Thank you
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