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 âWe are The Leagueâ to the end of the show we are treated to a good night.
They storm through old classics âSnowmanâ, âStreets of Londonâ and âWomanâ. âWomanâ 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 âSo Whatâ, the infamous B-side to the 1981 single âStreets of Londonâ 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.
âI Hate Peopleâ has the crowd singing along at the top of their voices. ANL also do newer songs like âPig Ironâ and âMy God is Bigger than your Godâ
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 havenât 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 âWe are the Leagueâ and the lyrics sum it up nicely:
âYou criticise us, you say we weâre shit
But weâre up here and we are doing it
So donât you criticise the things we do
No fucker pays to go and see youâ
Couldnât put it better myself!