Written by GE 138.
hahahhahahha When did Justin Sane turn into Rob Tyner from the MC5? LOL Addressing the crowd as "Brothers and Sisters" now? Really??? Oh man. Well, at least he doesn't think he's the reincarnation of Joe Strummer anymore. Boy, was THAT phase of his career annoying! hahaha Anywho, this supposed first official live release from Anti-Flag (I guess they're forgetting that trendy horrible shitty sounding Live Acoustic At 11th Street Records release they did a few years back) is called Live Volume One and it's a pretty good listen. Nice to hear the material sounding all high tech boomtastic and stereoriffic and all that. Recorded over a 3 night run at Hollywood's legendary Troubadour club, the 13 songs on this release represents almost every aspect of Anti-Flag's musical career. Of course, I'm particular to the earlier stuff like Drink Drank Punk, Born To Die, You'd Do The Same, Their System Doesn't Work For You, and Die For Your Government, but later day tunes like Fabled World and Brandenburg Gate, the songs they're still trying to pass off as a good, and other later day songs like The Press Corpse and You Are Fired, are well represented on this release. Thankfully they edited out most of the political posturing that goes on in between songs, because that Justin Sane sure does like to hear himself talk... ha ha ha Some people say live albums are a cash in, and maybe they're right, I dunno, but I personally like live albums, and this one, for what it's worth, is pretty good. Anti-Flag, when they're not jumping around like drunken kangaroos on speed, are a great band live, and this release does a good job capturing them in their element.
Available everywhere that Punk music is marketed and sold as the disposable commodity that it is. Available directly from the Anti-Flag Bandcamp page by clicking here.
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