Anti-Pasti was a British punk band founded by vocalist Martin Roper and guitarist Dugi Bell in 1979, featuring Kev Nixon on drums and Will Hoon on bass guitar. Later they were joined by a second guitarist, Olly Hoon. Their first LP, The Last Call, spent seven weeks in the UK Albums Chart, placing at a high of 31. Roper left the band in 1982, and Anti-Pasti effectively ended.
From Derbyshire, England, Anti-Pasti were part of the third wave of punk of the early 1980s. They played many gigs in and around Derby, most notably The Cosmo Club and soon built up a large local following.Anti-Pasti released their debut album, The Last Call, which reached the UK Top 30. Their growing profile was confirmed when a third single, “”Six Guns’, appeared at the end of the year and reached number 1 in the UK Independent chart.
Anti-Pasti – The Last Call
Label: Rondelet Music & Records, Shatter Records
Catalog#: ABOUT 5, #SH1958
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
A1 No Government 2:09
A2 Brew Your Own 1:40
A3 Another Dead Soldier 2:37
A4 Call The Army (I’m Alive) 1:57
A5 City Below 2:35
A6 24 Hours 2:08
A7 Night Of The Warcry 2:20
B1 Freedom Row 2:27
B2 St. George (Gets His Gun) 2:17
B3 The Last Call 2:06
B4 Ain’t Got Me 1:22
B5 Truth And Justice 2:43
B6 Hell 1:10
B7 I Wanna Be Your Dog 2:33 [COVER]
Written By – Dave Alexander, Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, The Stooges,
Bass – Will Hoon
Drums – Kev Nixon
Guitar – Dugi Bell
Vocals – Martin Roper
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential item in any punk collection.,
Although Anti Pasti produced little, if anything else of note, this, their debut is a real classic. This album was a spearhead of the early eighties punk revival, and almost everyone who was part of the scene then had this album. That the band failed to live up to their early promise in no way detracts from what is a really fine LP, with it raw, Clashy, thrashy sound. Vintage stuff. If you buy anything by Anti Pasti, buy this
5.0 out of 5 stars Great punk album,
I remember buying this on vinyl as a kid (early teens) and just being taken aback by how good this album was, anyone who was into punk had this album, saying that their later effort wasn’t bad but being rushed into the studio to capitalise on there first success was not a good idea as anything that is rushed is sometimes not as good or complete as it could be. Anti Pasti first album THE LAST CALL will though not disappoint at all and is a great listen so it well worth the money.
Great album by a short lived but original band.
One of the best punk albums from the early 80’s and this album has been expanded quite considerably hence the 29 tracks, I originally had the vinyl way back in 85 and constantly played it then and now still listen to it.