Bullshit Detector Two - 2023 Reissue

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Crass Records

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Crass Records, alongside One Little Independent Records, reissue their iconic three volume compilation series, ‘Bullshit Detector’. 

‘Bullshit Detector’ was the name of a series of compilation LPs put together by the anarcho-punk band Crass and released on their own label. Three editions were released between 1980 and 1984, consisting of demo tapes, rough recordings and artwork that had been sent to the band.

The sound quality of the ‘Bullshit Detector’ series was mixed and often basic, or even poor, as Crass would master the tapes directly to record without any additional production or enhancement. For Crass, the expectation of a polished performance was missing the point.

After punk had already been co-opted, re-packaged and sold back to us, ‘Bullshit Detector’ volumes 1-3 were, and still are, seen by many to capture the purest ethos of punk culture, an event that inspired hundreds to take to their bedrooms and garages and join the DIY revolution.

Crass believed in the power of community and that their movement was for everybody. These compilations are an admittedly harsh but important part of that story; when Crass gave punk back to the people.


Voice Of The U.K. - Waiting For Bardot
Omega Tribe - Nature Wonder
Suspects - Random Relations
Your Funeral - Think About It
Krondstadt Uprising - Receiver Deceiver
Deformed - Freedom
No Label - Let’s Get It Right
The Rejected - Same Old Songs
Boffo - Garageland
XS - Fuck The System
Polemic Attack - Manipulated Youth
Gardener - A. Gardener’s Song
Toxic - Tradition Of Slaughter
1984 - Breakup
Unknown Artist - Insert
Toxik Ephex - Police Brutality
Sic - Low
Molitov Cocktail - Ain’t Got A Clue
Naked - Mid 1930’s (Pre-war Germany)
Capital Punishment - We’ve Realised The Truth Now
Anthrax - All The Wars
Endangered Species - Slaughter Of The Innocent (Curiosity Kills)
Pseudo Sadists - War Games
Total Chaos - Pyscho Analysis
Dougie - War Without Winners
St Vitus Dancers - The Survivor
Stegz - Christus Erection
Metro Youth - Brutalised
Normality Complex - Black Market Shadow
Youth In Asia - The Power & The Glory
Riot Squad - Security System
Destructors - Agent Orange
The Pits - U.K. In Dreamland
The Bored - Riot Style
Toby Kettle - Theatre Comment
Chumbawumba - Three Years Later
Passion Killers - Start Again
Amerikan Arsenal - Get Off Yr Ass

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