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Anti-Heros
04/07/99

 

Please give a brief history of the band, including current line up.

The Anti Hero`s started out in 1984,with Mark Noah on vocals and Joe Winograd on guitar, and two other chumps who went off to become roadie`s for Bon Fuckin` Jovi !!!! ....The band then recorded two albums for the legendary Link records, when Joe decided to leave , and is now a guitar player in Dolly Partons backing band!!!.........After the American Pie album, drummer Phil also quit and is now a movie stunt man in Hollywood!!!

Hence the current line up is:
Myself, guitar, vocals,
Don Shumate, drums ,vocals,
Mike Jones(once in the BEASTIE BOYS!!) Bass guitar,
Mark Noah, vocals and complete nonsense!!!

Discography.

That Right....Link records..88
Dont tread on Me, Link......89
Election Day e.p.....GMM...92
Murder 1 ep...........GMM ...95
American Pie...TAANG!!.....96
Anti Heros vs Dropkick Murphys..TKO..97
Live on a Five.....Headache......97
Truckstop Toilet ......TAANG11...97

Has any band member played in other bands, if so what?

In the 80`s I was in Condemned 84 and The Glory, in the early 90`s I was in a band called Jack the Lad, with ex members of Moonstomp. Don was in Timebomb `77, and Mike was in the Beastie Boys when they still played punk!!!!

Describe your sound.

I would describe the sound as a horrible row, but as I'm in the band I would like to think it is hard punk\oi!, with a melodic edge!!!

Do you do any covers in your live set, if so what?

Yes , we have done and still do covers, including ,...White Riot, On the streets again (Cockney Rejects)...The Rapist(Combat 84) and Rock n roll Nigger (Patti Smith)...actually, the last one is the only cover we still do really......and , yes it upsets the pc crowd because it has THAT word in it, of course!!!......

If you could see any band play live, either of the past or present who would it be?

Oh Crikey!! That's a hard one!!! ...I would probably say Mud in 73/74 or The Cockney Rejects in 79....

What is the favourite song (and what band is it by) of each member of the band?

Well my favourite album at the moment is The A Files by Sham 69.....
Mark likes Bruce Springsteen!!!!!!!(?)
Don likes Devo for some strange reason
and Mike doesn't like music(only beer!)

What is the punk/oi scene like in your area?

The punk /oi! scene is great around here, and every now and then I invite all the punx and skins round my house for a big party , but I only let them have ice cream and jelly but no beer , so it doesn`t last very long (ask Mickey Fitz!)

Plans, gigs and releases planned for 99.

Yes , we have a new studio album out on July 4th,produced by Lars out of Rancid, called "UNDERNEATH THE UNDERGROUND" and a live album, of excellent quality called, "A THOUSAND NIGHTS OF CHAOS", which is due for release any time now on Taang!!.....As far as gigs go, were playing the Social Chaos tour in the States, and are considering coming back to Europe and England in the autumn (well I am, anyway!)


Any final comments?

Yes, i think that you have BY FAR the best web site on the Net!!! You can give yourself a pat on the back young Lady!! And anybody who wants to send me e mail, feel free!!! Thanx for having me!!!

Mark Magee, The Anti Hero`s