The Anti-Nowhere League - The Perfect Crime

The Anti-Nowhere League - The Perfect Crime

Original Release Date

1987

Release Information

UK LP 1987 (GWR - GWLP 12)
US LP 1987 (GWR/Profile - PAL 1238)

A1 Crime 3:52
A2 Atomic Harvest 3:46
A3 On The Waterfront 5:43
A4 Branded 3:18
A5 (I Don't Believe) This Is My England 5:53
B1 Johannesburg 3:55
B2 The Shining 3:47
B3 Working For The Company 3:35
B4 System 5:24
B5 The Curtain 4:20

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UK CD 1996 (Receiver - RRCD 219)

1 Crime 3:52
2 Atomic Harvest 3:46
3 On The Waterfront 5:43
4 Branded 3:18
5 (I Don't Believe) This Is My England 5:53
6 Johannesburg 3:55
7 The Shining 3:47
8 Working For The Company 3:35
9 System 5:24
10 The Curtain 4:20

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Nick Karmer - vocals
Magoo - guitar
Gilly - guitar
J.J. - bass
Jonathan Birch - drums

Produced by The Anti-Nowhere League
"I've seen man reach for the stars as hunger raged down in Africa"

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Exit the rampant sexism and nihilism, enter a new-found sensitivity (humbug!), an increased social conscience and a complete absence of expletives (boo!). With slick, stadium rock production, these ten tracks have a Big Country-meets-The Alarm/U2 veneer that struck their fans as, intrinsically, ineffably and inescapably wrong, wrong, wrong. The result can only be considered a second rate rock (not metal) album, but the crazy part is that it's quite good: a brave progression with widescreen songs and some thoughtful - if sometimes corny - lyrics, hampered only by weak, dated production (dig those synths). 'On The Waterfront' is a superb song despite what its ponderous middle section might suggest.

KAREN SCHLOSBERG/IRA ROBBINS/JACK RABID, THE TROUSER PRESS RECORD GUIDE, 1991: Like an '80s rock jukebox gone out of control, tracks on The Perfect Crime imitate Big Country, the Stranglers, Alarm, Buzzcocks and others, with surprisingly good results. "(I Don't Believe) This Is My England," which actually doesn't sound like anybody, is a touchingly anthemic folk ballad that couldn't be further from dumb punk. Overall, the album boasts reasonably sturdy melodies, plus intelligent and positive-minded political lyrics - a likable new chapter in this unlikely saga.

ANIMAL (taken from the official website): "We left our punk label and signed to GWR records, took on a new drummer ‘JB’ and recorded the ‘Perfect Crime’ album in the ICC Christian recording studios in Eastbourne (I've been to Hastings and Brighton too). The album really did not get finished because when GWR heard the album in it’s rough cut and they refused to put any more money into it hence no professional producer and it was released in its rough cut to try and recoup some of the money they had invested. But I think we all realised it was a pile of shit".

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The Anti-Nowhere League - The Perfect Crime - US LP 1987 (GWR/Profile - PAL 1238)

US LP 1987 (GWR/Profile - PAL 1238)

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