ANTI-PASTI: The Last Call: CD

This is a reissue of this UK punk band’s first album, with requisite singles, live tracks, and alternate takes added on for good measure. A bit of an anomaly on the UK political punk scene at the time, Anti-Pasti played at a considerably slower pace and with less histrionics than many of their contemporaries, but they did seethe with a righteous anger, and had an uncanny knack for finding a groove in the simplest of riffs and milking it for all it’s worth. The album itself is quite good, but the real treat here are the extras, which include the classic “No Government” and “Six Guns” singles tracks and the live cuts recorded on the “Apocalypse” tour.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)