Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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NON Racist American Oi! at its finest!
Marc A. Coignard | Denver, CO United States | 12/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ox doesn't know what he's talking about. The Anti-Heros are among the finest Oi!/Streetpunk bands of the 90s, with an aggresive hardcore sound, and this is one of their best albums.Ox's "proof" that the Anti-Heros are racist by their lyrics are baseless. The song "Return to Manzannar" never mentions any race, let alone the Japanese Internment camps. The song is about a young man who grows up in a shallow and corrupted world of greed and hatred. The lyrics Ox posted to the song "Murder One" (people like you don't deserve to live free i think you'd look good hanging from a tree, no remorse, you dealt the spades. i hope you get raped in jail and die of AIDS) is what Mark Noah, the bands lead singer, wants the fate of three punks who brutally murderd a homeless Vietnam War Veteran to be. The song has nothing to do with racism of any kind. It has a lot do to with Justice though. Finally, "Rock N Roll Nigger" is a Patti Smith cover. When Patti did it, the song wasn't racist. Why is it suddenly Racist just because Anti-Heros cover it? At the end of the song, Mark Noah refers to each one of the band members as a "nigger." Yeah, sounds real racist to me. Same goes for "White Riot" which was a Clash song. The Clash were fans of Reggae music and played at numerous Rock Against Racism shows in London. That song is not Racist in the least, and the Anti-Heros cover is just the same. (On that note, if someone is going to condemn a band for naming their song "Rock N Roll Nigger" then the same condemnation should be given to John Lennon and Yoko Ono for their song "Woman is the Nigger of the World." Just try and call them a racist pair...)The fact is the Anti-Heros are a less then left wing band who are pro-American, anti-Communist, and very proud of their working-class southern roots. The band is among the oldest Oi!/Skinhead bands in the US and have never had anything to do with racism in their lyrics. They're just the greatest Hardcore Streetpunk bands in the American scene. Period."
All Amercian non racist Oi! at it's best!
Stout | 10/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Anti-Heroes are one of the greatest Oi! bands of all time and "Amercian Pie" is the best Anti-Heroes yet. The politically charged lyrics in songs like "Heros and Zeroes" and "Murder one" make this music rise above most of the crap put out by the mainstream today. I think its sad when people like Ox say that the the Anti-heroes are racist when they do not bother to understand the meaning of the song in the first place, Please do us all favor and stick to the libral, politically correct bands like "NOFX" and "Sum 41" and leave the Oi! to us.
If you dig "Anti-Heroes" I recomend "Drop Kick Murphys" and "The Brusers""
Doesn't get much better then the Anti-Heroes!
DJcorpselicker | Atlanta USA | 12/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anti-Heroes have been my last baston for solid punk music for a few years now. The rest are eather dead or broke up years ago. Since they're a local Atlanta band catching one of their shows on the weekend was a common ritual.
My best decription has always been, imagine Sam Kinison fronting a Oi! band. Mark has a voice that could tear through sheet metal. Thats a good thing btw. And i'll side with some of the less ignorant reviews here, they are NOT nazis and they are NOT racists. I've met black fans at their shows and they didn't catch any grief from anyone.
That said, American Pie is a must have for anyone that is frustrated with the overabundence of pop-punk that is in the mainstream nowdays. And even those of you that can't live without your pop-punk, step up and check out a solid band that has a message without a pushy agenda."