ALTERNATIVE - In Nomine Patri 12" [Pre-order. Out 6.21.24]


**This is a pre-order and will not ship until the release date. If you order anything else with this it will be shipped along with this. Thanks!

Punk pioneers Crass continue their vinyl reissue series, re-pressing their limited releases by adjacent artists through Crass Records, in association with One Little Independent. The series, including over twenty bands and solo artists recorded at the legendary Southern Studios and produced by Penny Rimbaud, continues with two more historic pieces from the Crass Records catalogue; ‘The Nearest Door’ by D&V and ‘In Nomine Patri’ by Alternative, out June 21st.

“The band made their first appearance on vinyl courtesy of Crass, with the track ‘Change It’ (also known as ‘Blind Ones’) on 1980’s ‘Bullshit Detector’ album. A simple, rather generic punk ditty, that stood out on the record by virtue of its unassuming yet catchy chorus, it not only helped the band’s national profile immensely, more importantly it started a relationship with Crass that would eventuallylead to the release of the quietly seminal ‘In Nomine Patri’ single in early 1983, by which time, Gordon ‘Gogs’ Smith had replaced Wilf on bass, and Dougie McHale from The Actives had joined as second guitarist. Recorded at Southern Studios by John Loder, the main thrust of the EP was the potent ‘Anti Christ’, a powerful statement opening with the unforgettable metaphor, ‘I came out of the warm womb into a world of fear and hopelessness, I was given the gift of life, but the package of this gift was opened by someone else…’ It spent three months in the Independent Charts, peaking impressively at No. 6” -Alternative

First released on 7” vinyl, limiting the sound, the new series has been remastered for 12” by Alex Gordon at Abbey Road Studios, allowing them to be heard as never before. This, plus enlarged replicas of the original covers, brings new gusto to their already radical sound.

**every once in a while the shipping amounts will seem insane (usually for multiple record int’l orders or US orders with shirts and records together) but rest assured we check each and every order and will refund any differences.