Anti-Heros - Atlanta Punk

Anti-Heros - 1,000 Nights Of Chaos - Image

Formed: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

These Oisters from Atlanta set out to prove that the Yanks could do skinhead rock a lot better than we did it over here in the UK. And they partially succeeded: they may not have been as good as Cock Sparrer or The 4-Skins, but they were certainly better than 95% of the second generation Oi!/Street Rock dopes.

We're the anti heros and we're here
To steal your women and drink your beer
Join us and you got nothing to fear....
That's Right

They all run when we come in
And we got in a fight again
We don't care if we don't win...
That's Right

All down at the club tonight
To meet some people, that's all right
All the boys are quite a sight...
That's right

Anti Heros Oi! Oi! Oi!
Anti Heros Oi! Oi! Oi!
Anti Heros Oi! Oi! Oi!

After a while you stop to think
Your mind is cloudy from the drink
we all know your breath don't stink...
That's Right

Anti Heros Oi! Oi! Oi!
Anti Heros Oi! Oi! Oi!
Anti Heros Oi! Oi! Oi!

Anti Heros -  Logo

After two excellent UK-only albums for Link, the band split up, but reformed with a new line-up (including Mark Magee from Condemned 84 and The Glory) in 1992 for the Election Day 7" (1992). They have been dogged by accusations of being right-wingers ever since, which the band has strenuously denied, eventually filing a lawsuit against a television program which featured an obese Nazi sporting an Anti-Heros tattoo. Songs like 'Porch Monkey' and covers of 'Rock N Roll Nigger' arouse suspicion, though.

Anti Heros -  Mike

ABOVE: Mark

Anti Heros - Joe

ABOVE: Joe

Anti Heros -  Mike

ABOVE: Phil

Anti Heros - Joe

ABOVE: Mike

Completely refusing to mellow out, American Pie features a song called 'Jerry Was A Piece Of Shit', and the hilarious 'Fuck Hollywood':

Fuck Sonny Bono and buttfuck Cher
Someone hit Geraldo with another chair
Fuck Michael Jackson and child molesters
Fuck Rock Hudson and Schwarzenegger
Fuck the actors at the presidential ball
Fuck Oprah and Arsenio Hall
Beat up the Beach Boys, those stupid pricks
Singing about women when they're sucking dick!

Someone or other

 

Anti-Heros - American Pie US CD 1995 (Taang! - TAANG 125) Back

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

Anti-Heros - The Anti-Heros Are Here Anti-Heros - That's Right! Anti-Heros - Don't Tread On Me Antiheros - Election Day Anti-Heros - Murder One
The Anti-Heros Are Here (Tape, 1986) That's Right!
(LP. 1987)
Don't Tread On Me
(LP, 1988)
Election Day
(7", 1992)
Murder One
(CDS, 1995)
Anti-Heros - American Pie Anti-Heros / Blanks 77 - Truck Stop Toilet Anti-Heros / Dropkick Murphys - Anti-Heros Vs. Dropkick Murphys Anti-Heros - Underneath The Underground Anti-Heros - 1,000 Nights Of Chaos
American Pie
(LP/CD, 1995)
Truck Stop Toilet
(7", split with Blanks 77, 1997)
Anti-Heros Vs. Dropkick Murphys (2x7", 1997)
Underneath The Underground
(CD, 1999)
1,000 Nights Of Chaos (LP/CD, 2000)

Extraneous Releases

Anti-Heros - Forgotten Heros Anti-Heros - That's Right! Plus Don't Tread On Me Anti-Heros - Live On A Five Volume 3    
Forgotten Heros
(CD, 1992)
That's Right! Plus Don't Tread On Me
(CD, 1996)
Live On A Five Volume 3 (5", 1997)    

Various Artists

The U.S. Of Oi! UK LP 1988 (Link): Hate Edge / Dignity

Spirit Of The Streets Sweden 2xLP/CD 2000 (Burning Heart): I'm True

Links

THE ANTI-HEROS ARE HERE! - brief but useful site (appears to have vanished)
MYSPACE

 

 

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jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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