Anti-Pasti - Caution In The Wind

Anti-Pasti - Caution In The Wind LP

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK LP 1982 (Rondelet - ABOUT 7)
UK CD 1995 (Anagram - CD PUNK 53)

1 Caution In The Wind 2:55
2 One Friday Night 2:22
3 X Affair 2:39
4 Get Out Now 2:45
5 Mr. Mystery 2:29
6 East To West 3:58
7 See How They Run 3:52
8 Hate Circulation 2:45
9 Agent ABC 2:55
10 The Best Of Us 2:28
11 Guinea Pigs 3:17
12 Beyond Belief 2:10
Bonus Tracks
13 Burn In Your Own Flames 2:41
14 Blind Faith 2:45
15 Last Train To Nowhere 2:58

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit: 7, 8 wks



Kevin Nixon - drums, percssion, vocals
Will Hoon - bass, vocals
Dugi Bell - guitar, vocals
Martin Roper - vocals
Olly Hoon - guitar, vocals

Recorded at Gateway Studios, London
Engineered: Neil Black
Produced: Neil Black

Addiitional Creduts

Bonus Tracks on CD:

13: B-Side of East To The West 7", released June 1982
14-15: B-Side of B-Side of Caution In The Wind 7", released November 1982

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Recorded with a second guitarist, Olly Hoon, this is a stab at maturity that merely sees them arriving as some weirdly unconvincing nether zone between adolescence and adulthood. The more adventurous production generally makes them sound almost exactly like The Clash circa 1978, and incorporates occasional subtleties such as keyboards and (on 'East To The West') echoed lead guitar and latin-style bongos suggestive of Combat Rock-era Clash. Even stranger is 'Agent ABC', a Motown-esque semi-instrumental filled out with mock-orchestral keyboards. The problem is that while their ambitions may have increased, the songs themselves haven't moved beyond the simple verse/chorus format, the lyrics are still insubstantial, there's not much in the way of great tunes, and there's too much filler. A nice try, nonetheless.

STEVE SPINALI, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #2, SEPTEMBER 1982: Definitely not as gritty and hardcore as ANTI-PASTI's first album, Caution In The Wind opts for a greater emphasis on melody in the mid- to fast-tempo compositions. This "classical" punk sound adds a new dimension of distinctiveness to the songwriting (especially in standout tracks like 'Get out Now' and 'Mr. Mystery'), even if it does occasionally wimpify some of ANTI-PASTI's best songs. Entertaining, but not particularly energizing.

MICK MERCER, PUNK LIVES #3, 1982: Full marks for bravery [read full review here]

IRA ROBBINS, THE NEW MUSIC RECORD & TAPE GUIDE, 1987: The Last Call is too generic to merit any serious notice but Caution In The Wind, which borrows liberally from the Clash's early stylings, is a much better record. Three-dimensional arrangements expand on the band's subtler assets without losing any power.

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