Astronauts - In Defence of Compassion

IN DEFENCE OF Compassion, the 1990 album by perennial proto-anarcho-punks The Astronauts, has just been re-released in digital download format and, for the first time, on CD.

The fifth studio album by the band was originally released by Acid Stings Records in January 1990. The original recordings have been remastered from the original tapes by RetroACTIVE for the new release. Ten additional “lo-fi” tracks have been included as a bonus in the repackaged version.

In Defence of Compassion is available now from RetroACTIVE’s BandCamp site. It can be streamed, purchased for download or ordered on CD.

In Defence of Compassion, the classic 1990 album by anarchist punk legends The Astronauts, is now available on compact disc for the first time.

Recorded over the course of 1989 and originally released by Acid Stings Records in 1990, In Defence of Compassion was The Astronauts’ fifth studio album and its themes of poverty and social decay remain as relevant today as they were all those years ago.

Now available on compact disc for the very first time via RetroACTIVE, lovingly remastered from the original reel to reel studio tapes. Also comes with ten bonus lo-fi recordings, many of which have never been released before. In Defence of Compassion is available now.

Formed in the summer of 1977, The Astronauts have been with us in one form or another ever since, though singer/songwriter Mark Astronaut is the only constant member. Over the last four decades they have shared stages with Here & Now, Alternative TV, The Ruts, The Mob, Zounds, Decadent Few, RDF, Inner City Unit, Cardiacs, Robb Johnson, and many more.