Along with The Mob’s ‘Let The Tribe Increase’, Poison Girls ‘Chappaquiddick Bridge’ and Zounds ‘The Curse Of…’ this long player by Barnet’s Omega Tribe is of the highest quality. Beautifully engineered sometimes very delicately by Pete Fender deep in the Poison Girl’s basement studio in Leyton, the tracks on this record are all wonderful statements and a credit to the band and engineer alike.
The feeling in the track ‘My Tears’ is akin to The Mob’s ‘Our Life Our World’.
Sit back and listen to this wonderful work released on Corpus Christi, the attention you place into listening to it will not be wasted…
Text below ripped from da wikks and the live performance photographs are from the personal collection of Jim Wafford, thank you for the lend Jim.
Omega Tribe was an English anarcho-punk band, formed in Barnet in 1981. Their first EP ‘Angry Songs’, was produced by Penny Rimbaud and Pete Fender for Crass Records in 1982.
Their subsequent LP ‘No Love Lost’ (released by Corpus Christi Records 1983) won the hearts of many hardened anarchos and secured their place in anarcho-punk history. A far more melodic style, encouraged by producer and new guitarist Pete Fender, created a highly influential template that many other bands were to build on.
They released a cassette only live release on BBP tapes in 1984.
In 1984 Sonny Flint joined on drums, and they took on a sax and flute player Jane. Peter the original drummer switched to playing percussion.
Pete Fender departed early in 1984, after a memorable year for Omega Tribe. Line-up changes were fairly frequent after this period and a 12″ EP ‘Hard Life / Young John’ was finally released in 1985 that showed a complete change of direction.