Saturday, November 10, 2007


Sorry about my slow posting, I’m kind of busy and all, but here’s a post that should make up for my being slow. Here’s one of the pioneers of Crust…ANTISECT!!!
I copy/pasted the band’s history from one of the sites dedicated to Antisect. For more info about the band click here.

Antisect were formed in 1982 in Daventry, Northants, UK.
The founder members were:

Pete (Lippy) Lyons - Guitar/Vox
Pete (Polly) - Drums
Renis (Wink) Rekiki - Bass
Pete (Little Pete) Boyce - Vox.

The line up changed slighty over the years, to include:
Lawrence - Let me know?????
Rich Hill- Vox (Boyce was also on Vox)
Caroline Wallis- backing Vox
Tom Lowe (ex - Varukers) - Bass

and finally John Bryson - Bass/Vox.

The Album "In darkness....there is no choice" was recorded at Southern and released 1983. Produced by Colin "Coal Bunker" (Flux of Pink Indians), and it reached No. 4 in the indie charts. This was followed by the single " Out from the void".

Later material which was never released as a studio album include Behind the lines, New dark ages, Bedlam and Into the flames. These are available only in live format.
The album was recorded but not finished and unfortunately never released. Sad because some of the later stuff was very powerful.

Other releases include the live LP "Peace is better than a place in history".

There were a number of live bootlegs that were around thru' most of the 80's, most notably " Live at Fulham Greyhound 22/01/83".
Also a live LP " Hallo there.... hows life?" recorded somewhere in '84 and released around 1991.
There are still a number of web sites that offer old live stuff and even the two early demos that we recorded.
If any one would like to offer me these demo's then fuckin fair play! I could buy em, but, well, erm.

The band toured continously throughout the UK & Europe (the very first gig being support to the Varukers at a club in Preston circa 1982ish. Our van crashed and tipped on its side on the way home and we all ended up with guitars and amps on top of us. Another early gig was at the Palm Cove club, Bradford),and performed with Flux of Pink Indians, Crucifix, Discharge, Amebix, Chumbawumba - to name a few.

"And all around was darkness, like a wall"

Antisect - Peace is Better Than a Place in History

I wasn't able to upload the covers, something's happening whenever I try to upload the images but the site I was talking about has the front covers.



durruti said...

Antisect - definitely one of the all-time greats. 'In Darkness...' still gets regular turntable time at this particular old folks home. If anyone reading this hasn't heard this record, don't miss this opportunity to do your life a massive favour.

Good upload :-)

irishdave said...

Agreed! I still find myself wishing they had recorded more - what a bloody sad thought that this 1 lp - albeit a fecking brilliant one - and the 7"is all us old farts have to cherish. This live stuff is good, but makes me maudlin that the stuff never got a studio recording :-(

Punk Rock Daddy said...

I totally agree, the songs in Peace... are great and how I wish they could have recorded it in the studio. Is there anyway these guys reunite are record some more? Just wishing...

Toxxy said...

Nice post Punk Rock Daddy, thx :-)


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Anonymous said...

hacia tiempo que buscaba el
In Darkness There Is No Choice!!!

zenpunk said...

antisect-in darkness link is dead-doh

Anonymous said...

please repost "in darkness.."
unable to catch around
sorry bad english
thanx bro