The idea was to allow successful Crass label bands to set up a separate deal with John Loder, under Crass' guidance... Corpus Christi enabled bands to speak out in other directions such as when Crass disagreed with Conflict on their interpretation of sexism: almost a reversal of the usual attitudes of men towards women.
- Penny Rimbaud / Crass interview, No Class
Within a year or two complications set in... many rumours and stories; but the end result was CONFLICT deciding to re-record most of this album in November 1985. That recording wasn't released until 1994!
The cover artwork is a detail of Chairing the Member, the fourth plate from Hogarth's brilliant The Humours of an Election series (1755). Engraving prints are on display at the Victoria & Albert, London.
Highly recommend reading about these painting, an excellent piece of English history and political satire. Here's Ian Hislop (Private Eye, etc) on the first in the series, An Election Entertainment: