Stations Of The Crass is number two in the revisited double CD Crassical Collection series, remastered by Alex Gordon and Penny Rimbaud at Abbey Road Studios in 2018. This release features the original Crass album on CD1,and on CD2, the 1979 John Peel Sessions followed with Crass live at the Pied Bull Islington recorded in the same year, plus a fold-out poster of the original cover and an illustrated booklet containing lyrics and contextual notes.
Stations Of The Crass is the second album by Crass, released at a time when right-wing National Front leaders and working class Oi! bands were using punk rock as a medium for their xenophobic message. Originally pressed as a double 12 inch in 1979, the record includes live tracks from a gig recorded at the Pied Bull pub in Islington, London on August 7, 1979. Crass countered the trend with seething rage, wicked wit, and a potent musical attack that spurned punk's pub-rock origins for harder and faster chaos. The follow up to The Feeding Of The 5000, this offering finds them delivering furious anti-capitalist sentiments on a bed of guitar and bass designed to deliver an uncompromising message.