Against Me! – “I Was A Teenage Anarchist” Video

Not as muscular a sing-a-long as “Rapid Decompression,” “I Was A Teenage Anarchist” is a flame-stoking one-band “New Direction” anthem for Against Me!’s post-major label detractors. In the video, Tom Gabel runs from the police, gets beaten by the police, keeps running, etc., while dropping lines like “I was a teenage anarchist, but then the scene got too rigid / It was a mob mentality, they set their rifle sights on me / Narrow visions of autonomy, you want me to surrender my identity / I was a teenage anarchist, the revolution was a lie.” The cops eventually catchup, of course. In the meantime, the late ’80s hardcore scene is suing Gabel for plagiarism.

White Crosses is out 6/8 via Sire.

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