Anti Nowhere League @ The Beat Generator Live, Dundee
Saturday 3rd November 2012

The Beat Generator is a small club in Dundee, just right for intimate punk gigs where you can get up close and personnel with the bands.

Straight from the fist chords of “We are The League” to the end of the show we are treated to a good night.

They storm through old classics “Snowman”, “Streets of London” and “Woman”. “Woman” is one of my favourite all time punk tunes and (to my amazement) is also a lot of the ladies favourite song too!

Played early on in the set was “So What”, the infamous B-side to the 1981 single “Streets of London” that had the British police seize all copies of it from the bands distributor under the obscene publication act. Lots of bands would keep what many people come to hear till last, but not the League; they had the place going wild. It is quite funny that there are people out there who think ANL do this as cover of a Metallica song, not realising that its Metallica doing the cover.

“I Hate People” has the crowd singing along at the top of their voices. ANL also do newer songs like “Pig Iron” and “My God is Bigger than your God”

Animal commanded the stage in his usual leathers complete with menacing look. Scowling at the crowd, dropping to his knees and thumping the ground – the crowd love it. These guys haven’t lost any of their energy over the years, catch them if you can.

Shady and Tom come to front during some the songs playing guitar and bass like rock stars, meanwhile Nato on drums is banging away like a man possessed to make this a tight outfit and a great live act.

They finish the night with another rendition of “We are the League” and the lyrics sum it up nicely:

“You criticise us, you say we we’re shit
But we’re up here and we are doing it
So don’t you criticise the things we do
No fucker pays to go and see you
”

Couldn’t put it better myself!

5 COMMENTS

  1. Anti-Nowhere League – “The Day the World Turned Gay”

    Lyrics:
    “Hello big boy, fancy a good time?
    SHUT THE FUCK UP!

    Celebrities are out there having fun
    For examples to us all everyone
    George Michael knows the price you have to pay
    For looking around the marriages in a day

    Now we’ve got poofs, queers, faggots, dykes and ladyboys and fucking transvestites
    The day the world turned gay
    Every-things acceptable today
    It was the day the world turnt gay
    Well I must of missed something along the way

    Gay pride are out there marching on the town
    They’re holding hands with there trousers down
    They’re sniffing eachothers arses just like dogs
    They’re being dirty and hanging around in bogs

    ’cause we’ve got poofs, queers, faggots, dykes and ladyboys and fucking transvestites
    The day the world turned gay
    Every thing’s acceptable today
    It was the day the world turnt gay
    Well I must of missed something along the way

    Homophobia you say to me
    Am I alone in a sick society?
    Well there wont be a generation here to come.
    ’cause were a dead generation were a dead man leading on

    ’cause we’ve got poofs, queers, faggots, dykes and ladyboys and fucking transvestites
    The day the world turned gay
    Every thing’s acceptable today
    It was the day the world turnt gay
    Well I must of missed something along the way
    It was the day the world turned gay
    Every thing’s acceptable today,
    It was the day the world turnt gay
    Well I must of missed something along the way
    Now we’ve got poofs, queers, faggots, dykes and ladyboys and fucking transvestites
    Fucking transvestites
    Fucking transvestites
    Fucking transvestites
    Fucking transvestites
    Fucking transvestites
    Fucking transvestites
    Fucking transvestites”

    Why give coverage to such a bunch of macho bigots as this lot…? Tut, tut, tut.

  2. Ha! Ha! Oh, how hilarious! A song about ‘poofs’! Real punk, this, innit? That’ll show the bleeding PC brigade a thing or two! Now, how about a song about ‘pakis’, ‘wogs’, ‘kykes’ and ‘boilers’????

  3. regardless of the Leagues ‘bigotry’ the fact remains that they are little to do with what ‘punk’ was about. They are pretty typical of what punk turned into, ie mostly shit by the 80’s. I think John Robb and some of his ‘associates’ are sometimes a little blind to this fact. Taken as a ‘rock band’ i think the League are ok although some of their attitudes are perhaps a tad strong

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