- Anti Dread
Infobox Musical artist
Name = Anti Dread
Background = group_or_band
Years_active = 2003-present
Jimmy Jazz Records
The Analogs The Hunkies
URL = [http://www.antidread.inet.pl www.antidread.inet.pl]
Paweł CzekałaGrzesiek Mirosław LipniewskiAndrzej Olaf
Piotr Półtorak Paweł Boguszewski Błażej HalskiKefir Kanister Dydas Cl-Boy
Anti Dread is a Polish
punk rockband playing since 2003. According to band's members the name means simply that none of them wear dreadlocks. [cite journal |last= |first=|authorlink= |coauthors= |date=Autumn 2005|year=|month=|title=Pl icon Interview with Anti Dread|journal=Liberation Zine|volume=|issue=14|pages=9|id= |url=http://liberationzine.w.interia.pl/page9.html|accessdate= 2007-12-17 |quote= ]
Anti Dread play melodic
punk rockmusic, similar in style to that originating from 1970s. The band avoids incorporating any political views into their songs and cover few social or economical issues. The situation is caused by the fact, that most of the band's members are experienced musicians, who had played in several projects throughout their lives and see Anti Dread as the space they can play for pure entertainment. [cite web|url=http://muzyka.gery.pl/cms/36428,0,anti-dread,wywiad.html|title=Pl icon Interview with Paweł Czekała at www.gery.pl|author=Panna Meruś|date=August 2007|accessdate=2007-12-17]
The band's musical inspirations can be observed through the bands they decided to cover on their albums. These include
Cock Sparrer, Dictators, Turbonegro, Sex Pistolsand Skrewdriver. [cite web|url=http://www.jimmyjazz.pl|title=Pl icon Jimmy Jazz Records official website|author=|date=|accessdate=2007-12-17]
. The last position to be filled was that of bass guitar player. This was taken by Kefir. [cite web|url=http://www.antidread.inet.pl|title=Pl icon Anti Dread official website|author=|date=|accessdate=2007-12-17]
In the end of 2003 the band's first record was released -
14 Seksistowskich Piosenek. As the title explains ("14 Sexist Songs"), the album contains fourteen songs, three of which are in fact covers. The record was released by Jimmy Jazz Recordslabel. [cite web|url=http://www.jimmyjazz.pl|title=Pl icon Jimmy Jazz Records official website|author=|date=|accessdate=2007-12-17]
After a few concerts Błażej decided to leave the band and move to
Kielceand was replaced with Dydas, guitarist of another punk rock band from Szczecin - Włochaty. Soon after another changes took place. Paweł Boguszewski is replaced with Kanister and Kefir is replaced with Mirosław Lipniewski.
Second album -
Jeszcze Więcej Seksistowskich Piosenek("Even More Sexist Songs") was released in the beginning of 2005. Besides 15 new songs it contained a clip for Sobotnia Noc song and reggaeremix of Radio Kingston by Piotr Banachof Indios Bravos. [cite web|url=http://www.antidread.inet.pl|title=Pl icon Anti Dread official website|author=|date=|accessdate=2007-12-17] The album did not vary from the first one very much, but contained wider variety of styles. Musicians included rhytmes of reggae, skaor Californian punk rock alongside classic 1977 punk style. [cite web|url=http://www.rumor.pl/albumy/projector.php?t=4&id=1141403275|title=Pl icon "Jeszcze Więcej Seksistowskich Piosenek" review at www.rumor.pl|author=|date=2006-03-03|accessdate=2007-12-17]
After the second album had been released Dydas left the band and his position was taken over by Cl-Boy who also plays the guitar in Road Trip's Over band from Szczecin. In the end of 2006 Piotr Półtorak left Anti Dread. Andrzej from Wściekły Pies band became the new
vocalist. In the autumn of 2006 the band recorded their third album Wszyscy Jesteśmy Lesbijkami("We Are All Lesbians"). After recording had been finished Grzesiek took over drummer position from Kanister and Olaf replaces Cl-Boy. [cite web|url=http://www.antidread.inet.pl|title=Pl icon Anti Dread official website|author=|date=|accessdate=2007-12-17]
The third album was released in 2007. The title, according to the band's members expresses the mere fact that all of them love women, this being the only possible explanation. The front cover had been drawn by Łukasz, vocalist of
Bilety do Kontroliband. [cite web|url=http://muzyka.gery.pl/cms/36428,0,anti-dread,wywiad.html|title=Pl icon Interview with Paweł Czekała at www.gery.pl|author=Panna Meruś|date=August 2007|accessdate=2007-12-17] The record brought 13 new songs, including 3 covers. The general style of the album keeps up to band's stylistic. Songs do not cover important political or social issues and concentrate on less serious issues, like porn star Rocco Sifredior problems with women. [cite web|url=http://www.independent.pl/muzyka/produkty/recenzje/?id=0301320901330504333136340101310202313210004600|title=Pl icon "Wszyscy Jesteśmy Lesbijkami" review at www.independent.pl|author=Paweł Gaik|date=2007-08-12|accessdate=2007-12-17]
*Mirosław "Miro" Lipniewski -
*Kanister - drums (2005–2007)
Piotr Półtorak- vocals (2003–2006)
Paweł Boguszewski- drums (2003–2005)
Błażej Halski- guitar(2003)
14 Seksistowskich Piosenek, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2004
Jeszcze Więcej Seksistowskich Piosenek, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2005
Wszyscy Jesteśmy Lesbijkami, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2007
Zestaw do samobójstwa, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2008
#V/A - Prowadź Mnie Ulico, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2004 Track 22 - "Komputerowy wojownik" Track 26 - "Zjebany weekend"
#V/A - Prowadź Mnie Ulico Vol. 2, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2005 Track 5 - "Dzień i noc" Track 9 - "Wibrator"
#V/A - Tribute to Dezerter - Nie ma zagrożenia, jest Dezerter, Pasażer, 2006 Track 20 - "Poroniona generacja"
#V/A - Tribute to Partia, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2006 Track 18 - "Żoliboż-Mokotów"
#V/A - Prowadź Mnie Ulico Vol. 4, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2007 Track 3 - "Zabawka" Track 17 - "Muszę ją mieć"
#V/A - Street Rockers Vol. 1, Oldschool Records, 2007 Track 6 - "Soundsystem" Track 15 - "Rączki trzeba myć"
*Pl icon [http://www.antidread.inet.pl Anti Dread] official website
*En icon [http://www.myspace.com/antidread Anti Dread]
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