The year 2008 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of ANTiSEEN, the band that remains one of the most misunderstood in the history of punk. Formed in Charlotte, NC during the peak of the early ’80s scene, ANTiSEEN went from being known as one of a handful of hardcore bands with an African-American member to being questioned by knee-jerk PC police for their camp usage of Confederate iconography. Many punk bands from that era reunited over the years, but ANTiSEEN is one of a few groups that continuously toured and recorded over that time span. This forty-song collection is a must for fans and a perfect introduction to ANTiSEEN for the uninitiated, showcasing their one-of-a-kind mix of comedic lyrics, Ramones adulation, heavy distortion, hardcore, and a pinch of country. Find a junior high school student in the family and give them this sucker as a gift. I fully expect to still be seeing ANTiSEEN playing shows in another twenty-five years: canes, walkers, and all.
–Art Ettinger (TKO)