The eighth studio album of the Poilt-Punkers from the States! The album was produced by David Bowies regular producer Tony Visconti. Twelve songs from the good old Anti-Flag school!
Tracklist - The bright lights of America
- 1.Good And Ready
- 2.The Bright Lights Of America
- 3.Vices: Interview With Mumia Abu-Jamal
- 4.The Modern Rome Burning
- 5.If You Wanna Steal
- 6.No Warning
- 7.Spit In The Face
- 8.We Are The Lost
- 9.Go West
- 10.Smartest Bomb
- 11.Shadow Of The Dead: Speech By Jeremy Scahill
- 12.The Ink And The Quill
EMP Editorial Team (17.03.2008)
Despite all honest anti-business tirades, the Polit Punks, Anti-Flag, had brought themselves into difficulties when signing to the major label, RCA, in 2006. The release of "For blood and empire", however, clearly proved that they didn’t go for any compromise, neither for the lyrics nor for the music. Also on the successor, album No. 7, "The bright lights of America" still has it all. Produced by studio legend, Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T.Rex, Manic Street Preachers and lately Morrissey), they introduce several stylistic changes. For example, when frontman Justin Sane is being accompanied by a children’s choir in the chorus of the title track, while several spots on the album feature strings, too. But don’t worry, the quartet from Pittsburgh still lost nothing of their power and - lyrical as musical – identity. Best examples are the fast, "Spit in the face" and the Ska-influenced hitter, "Good and ready".