Formed: Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK

A fairly obscure punk band from Birmingham (the real one in the UK), Anti-Social claimed to the "the world's most violent rock group" and, in late 1978 (nearly a year after their single was released) offered £15,000 to anybody who agreed to be executed onstage with a guillotine. It turns out that there was a copy of this single in John Peel's famous box of singles i.e. the one box of records he would grab if his house was on fire. An album they were supposed to have recorded in '78 remains unreleased, although I'm sure (and I hope) Overground will dredge it up at some point!



Singles & Albums

Anti-Social - Traffic Lights Traffic Lights (7", 1977)


Various Artists

Short Sharp Shock UK CD 1996 (Overground): Traffic Lights / Teacher, Teacher

Bloodstains Across The U.K. 2 UK LP 1997 (Bloodstains): Traffic Lights

Bored Teenagers Vol. 10 UK LP/CD 2017 (Bin Liner): Traffic Lights / Teacher, Teacher / Sun Arise


Punk 77 - Band bio

Bored Teenagers - Band bio

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