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Anti-Nowhere League ( UK) Tour

Hardcore Cartoon-Biker-Punks!

Anti-Nowhere League ( UK)

Kings and Queens Australia / NZ Tour
November 2006
Thursday 16, Christchurch @ Jetset Lounge, with Ritalin

Friday 17, Wellington @ San Francisco Bathhouse, with Black Chrome & the Bludgers

Saturday 18, Auckland @ Kings Arms Tavern, with Suicide Dogs, Missing Teeth, & City Newton Bombers

Tickets on sale NOW @ Real Groovy Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch


The Anti-Nowhere League erupted onto the British music scene in 1980.>From the very beginning, they were the nastiest, smelliest, ugliest, most brutish British punk band of all time.

Animal (vocalist Nick Culmer, who wore a spiked cod-piece and rode in various motorcycle gangs, became the singer after a year of unsuccessfully trying to learn Space Oddity on guitar!), Magoo, (Chris Exall - guitar), Winston (Winston Blake - bass) and P.J. (Jonathan Birch - drums) were old friends who didn't have much experience playing in bands, and although this didn't stop them, the police almost did. arresting them whilst playing their first gig at Tunbridge Wells Common!

By the autumn of 1981 the Anti-Nowhere League had secured a deal with WXYZ Records and were touring to support the Damned.
Their first single, released in January 1982, was a cover of Sad Buskers' Streets of London.
However, it was the single's b-side, So What, that was to really attract attention with its nasty lyrics about drugs, bestiality, VD, etc. Police raided their record label, WXYZ records' office, on Feb 12 1982 and seized 10,000 copies of the single. So What's success was highlighted again when Metallica covered the song, and then in 1992, asked Animal to sing the track with them live on stage at Wembley Stadium.

In late 1983, the band recorded their Live in Yugoslavia LP (under Tito's reign) before breaking up and then reforming a number of times, as various album release dates on their Record Discovery below show.
This November 06, Anti Nowhere League will, for the first time ever, play three shows in New Zealand as part of their Kings & Queens World tour.

Streets of London / So What (WXYZ ABCD-1) 01/82 I Hate People / Let's Break (WXYZ ABCD-2) 03/82 ** LP ** We Are ... the League (WXYZ LMNOP-1) -82 - later also as CD (DOJO CD 3007-2) with 4 b-sides Woman / Rocker (WXYZ ABCD-4) (also as picture disc ABCDP-4) 07/82 For You / Ballad of I.I. Decay (WXYZ ABCD-6) 11/82 ** LP ** Live in Yugoslavia (I.D. NOSE-3) -83 Out on the Wasteland / We Will Survive (ABS Records ABCS-004; also as 12" single and picture disc) -84 ** LP ** Long Live the League (compilation; ABC) -85 ** LP ** R I P (Dojo ) -85 ** LP ** Perfect Crime (GWR PAL-1238) -87 ** LP ** Live & Loud!! (Link) -90 Fuck Around the Clock [EP] (Link ) -90 ** CD ** Best of the Anti-Nowhere League (Cleopatra 72792)-93 ** CD ** Singles collection (Anagram CDPUNK 44) ** CD ** Perfect Crime/Live In Yugoslavia (two LPs on same CD) ** CD ** Scum (Pavement) -98 ** CD ** Animal! The Very Best Of The Anti-Nowhere League (Anagram CDPUNK 126)

Most important tracks on compilations:
Holidays In The Sun - Volume One: So What (Anagram HITS-01)


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