Morning Music: Anti-Flag

For Blood and Empire - Anti-FlagAnti-Flag is a post-punk band out of Pittsburgh. They are a very tight outfit — great players, but pretty straightforward in what they do. I like them because of there very prominent leftist politics. Their first album was Die for the Government, and the title track contains the refrain, “You gotta die, gotta die, gotta die for the government. Die for your country? That’s shit!”

I come upon them all the time because I just can’t keep in my head the difference between the words “corps” and “corpse.” So I go to Google and search for “press corpse.” That that always brings me to the Anti-Flag song “Press Corpse” off their 2006 major label debut, For Blood and Empire. It’s a great song. And a good way to start a generic Thursday:

2 thoughts on “Morning Music: Anti-Flag

  1. Reminds me of The Offspring, from their older Ignition CD. I don’t follow music much anymore. I still have my 1990’s CD collection. I wasn’t an early adopter of digital music, and the only time I think of it is when I’m at the gym cursing out either Pandora or the crappy WiFi hub they have that keeps dropping me off. But I have an Mp3 player somewhere, and Ignition is a really great album. Especially for boring cardio. It’s from 1992, only one track got radio play (in 1995). It has a good protest song about the LA police. Seems some things never change.

    • The Offspring? I think they are a lot more straight pop — not nearly as much anger. But a good band!

      I agree with you about music sources. I don’t feel good if I don’t have a disc. I want something tangible. I’m also not fond of bloated licensing software.

      For working out, I really prefer books on CD. When I use music, I find I spend as much time figuring out what to listen to as exercising. With a book, I only have to decide every couple of weeks. Of course, I haven’t been working out at all recently…

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